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Imam Of Peace Calls On Toronto To Stop "Hateful March Against Jewish Minority"

A leading Muslim reformist and peace advocate went online to call out the City of Toronto for failing to block an Al Quds march scheduled for Saturday, the latest of his sharp comments in defence of the Jewish community in Canada.


Imam Mohammad Tawidi, the "Imam of Peace" went on Twitter on May 30th to criticize Toronto Mayor John Tory and the city administration.


"It is a real shame that in Toronto, and in broad daylight, a hateful march against a Jewish minority takes place on an annual basis."

"Can the honourable @JohnTory explain why a hateful parade with terrorist Islamist militant flags with machine gun symbols will be marching through Toronto? Who gives them the permits to do so every year?"



In his ongoing resilience against radical Islam, Imam Tawidi plainly framed one of those chants: "“From the river to the sea” is not a call for freedom, it is a call to annihilate an entire Jewish nation, and it must stop, now."

Tawidi's defence of the Jewish community earned immediate praise from Avi Benlolo, President of the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre, "for adding your voice in condemnation of Al Quds Rally."


Earlier this month a heated council meeting saw many Jewish presenters oppose the application for a permit, decrying the incitement of radical Islam and glorification of terrorism in chants and music at previous rallies.


A B’nai Brith Canada investigation revealed this week that Al Quds organizer Siraj Sabowala, using the Facebook name “Siraj Ali,” publicly posted an image depicting ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi with a Star of David photoshopped onto his head. The image accuses the terrorist chief of “doing the job of the Jews for them” and “play[ing] into the hands of the Zionists.”


"For years, B’nai Brith has been urging the City of Toronto to enforce its own Hate Activity Policy by preventing the al-Quds Day rally from occurring on city property and forcing the organizers to bear the cost otherwise incurred by City of Toronto taxpayers", said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada. “This further illustrates how misleading it is for organizers to claim they merely oppose Zionism and not Judaism. There is no excuse now for the City of Toronto to fail to take action.”


According to a report by The Jerusalem Centre for Public Affairs, another of the key Al Quds organizers, Zafar Bangash, has a history of genocidal antisemitism: "Zionism will never become a bitter historical memory unless its eradication is coupled with the dismemberment of the State of Israel and the thorough dezionisation of its Jewish inhabitants."


Publisher of TheJ.ca, Ron East, will be at the scene on Saturday with pro-Israel activists when the Al Quds march begins opposite the U.S. Consulate on University Avenue.

Tensions are already high after the Toronto police stood down from a council directive to deflect radical Palestinian protesters from the Walk For Israel in Toronto and let them waltz right through the event while chanting over loudspeakers. Inspector Darla Tannahill responded to a complaint in explanation:

"Despite the permit, which allowed the festival to take place, the streets and the venue remain public streets, open to any member of the public.


As a result of the open lines of communication, officers were advised that Pro-Palestinian members of the public wished to walk through the festival.


As you have related this was in the officers’ view likely to raise tensions. In order to keep the peace, officers negotiated a compromise whereby officers would accompany the walkers in order to maintain the peace." Tannahil is Executive Officer to Police Chief Mark Saunders.

A riveting speaker from Australia, the Imam of Peace has taken on anti-Zionist radical progressives such as Linda Sarour, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib with his pointed comments and historical reviews of the Israel-Palestine conflict. He stands against the pro-Palestinian narrative, mocking so-called "islamaphobia" claims, and has called on the Muslim Brotherhood to be banned as a terrorist organization by the U.S.A.


Every day, TheJ is on guard for the Jewish community monitoring antisemitism and propaganda found in the media and online.


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