Friday, August 19, 2016

it's about preventing criticism of Israel

"The school board confirmed in July it had launched an investigation into Shoufani's comments at the July 2 Al-Quds Day in Toronto. But the board did not confirm in its statement that Shoufani was suspended for what she said — comments that outraged both the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center and B'nai Brith Canada, which accused her of publicly supporting violence and terrorism in Israel." "At Queen's Park, Graeme MacQueen, a retired McMaster University religious studies professor, said Shoufani's right to speak out must be respected. "We hear that she's being punished for supporting violence and terrorism," MacQueen told reporters. "This harassment is not about violence and terrorism, it's about preventing criticism of Israel." "