Binks post again!

Binks, the web-elf, tirelessly aggregates – and comments on – many interesting stories from the nooks and crannies of the interwebitudes.

Sadly, Binks has not been posting as often lately.  Which is why I look forward to his posts when they do come!



BlazingCatFur gets results!

Bloggers can make a difference!

Perhaps not all bloggers get results like this, but then again, not all bloggers are like BCF!!!

He’s been on the trail of Toronto Madrassas and school cafeteria Mosques:  documenting and tracing connections.  Perhaps it is not surprising that his tenacious labours are bearing fruit:

May 7, 2012

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs Denounces Antisemitic Elements in Toronto Madrassah’s Curriculum

Toronto, ON – It was recently brought to the attention of The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs that curriculum issued by the Toronto-based East End Madrassah contains antisemitic themes. In particular, the Level 8 curriculum document, which is publicly available on the Madrassah’s website, equates the beliefs of Judaism with Nazism and claims that “treacherous Jews” had “conspired to kill Prophet Muhammad”.

“Using religion to promote hatred among youth is not just offensive and abhorrent – it shows a stunning disregard for Canada’s basic values of decency and tolerance. Canadians of all backgrounds would be outraged to learn that horrific conspiracy theories are included in this curriculum, including the blood libel that Jews plotted to kill Muhammad,” said David Spiro, Greater Toronto Co-Chair of The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, the advocacy arm of Canadian Jewish Federations.

“Such slurs against the Jewish community violate the values that Canadians hold dear – such as goodwill and mutual respect. Instead of promoting such values, this curriculum only serves to promote animosity, racism, and hatred. Given that the Madrassah conducts classes at David & Mary Thompson Collegiate, we will be bringing this to the attention of the Toronto District School Board to ensure that public property is not used to advance racist agendas,” said Sheldon Goodman, Greater Toronto Co-Chair of the Centre.

For the background, please, click here.