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Old 01-29-08, 05:28 PM
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Yay Canada (regarding UN "Human Rights")

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CCD applauds Harper government for withdrawal of support for UN 'anti-racism' conference

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, 23 January, 2008

Ottawa, Canada - The Stephen Harper government has withdrawn its support for a UN anti-racism conference scheduled to take place next year in South Africa, according to a media release today from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

Jason Kenney, secretary of state for multiculturalism and Canadian identity, said today that the conference, like its predecessor in 2001, "has gone completely off the rails... Canada is interested in combating racism, not promoting it. We'll attend any conference that is opposed to racism and intolerance, not those that actually promote racism and intolerance".


"Canadians are shocked when they hear the clear and simple expression of reality by their leaders," said Alastair Gordon, president of the Canadian Coalition for Democracies (CCD). "We are used to hearing double-speak from our politicians -- fantasies that are at odds with the reality that most Canadians see and the values that they hold."

The last UN anti-racism conference held in Durban in 2001 degenerated into a hate-fest of anti-Jewish and anti-Israel vitriol, while the most egregious human rights violators escaped criticism. The Toronto Star today reported that "all of the non-governmental organizations invited to the first conference have been invited back to the second, including those that were at the 'forefront of the hatred', some of which posted pro-Hitler posters at the 2001 gathering."

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is in charge of planning for the conference, an entity that has directed 93% of its resolutions on human rights violations at just one nation - Israel. Iran is a member of the organizing committee, despite its government's open call to wipe the Jewish homeland off the face of the earth.

"The Stephen Harper government has again demonstrated that Canada can project power as a moral leader in international affairs," added Gordon. "A nation does not need a massive military to provide the moral leadership and clarity that denies legitimacy to Orwellian UN agencies that hijack the language of human rights to promote Jew-hatred.

"Stephen Harper has signaled that Canada will act on principle, regardless of UN consensus. This is the stuff of global leadership."


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For more information, please contact:

Naresh Raghubeer, Executive Director, CCD

Founded in 2003, the Canadian Coalition for Democracies (CCD) is a national, non-partisan, multi-ethnic, multi-religious organization of concerned Canadians dedicated to civil liberties, national security and the protection and promotion of democracy at home and abroad. CCD focuses on research, education and media publishing to build a greater understanding of the importance of national security and a pro-democracy foreign policy. http://canadiancoalition.com

http://canadiancoalition.com/forum/messages/27979.shtml
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Old 01-29-08, 05:52 PM
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Good for them. It's a friggin' joke.
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Old 01-30-08, 02:25 AM
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It's more of a joke than you think...

Founded in 2003, the Canadian Coalition for Democracies (CCD) is a national, non-partisan, multi-ethnic, multi-religious organization of concerned Canadians dedicated to civil liberties, national security and the protection and promotion of democracy at home and abroad. CCD focuses on research, education and media publishing to build a greater understanding of the importance of national security and a pro-democracy foreign policy.
Non partisan and multi-faith? The CCD are a bunch of right wing zealots who are fanatically pro-Israel, pro-US, pro-Iraq war, anti-Muslim, anti-UN and still refer to China as "Mao's China"...

Check out this "Foreign Policy Survey" on their website. Almost half the questions refer to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Hmmm...

http://fs12.formsite.com/canadiancoa...696/index.html

They have support from a small segment of Orthodox Jews but the majority of the jewish population doesn't even support them. Former CCD (jewish)director Michael Mostyn ran twice for the conservatives in the heavily jewish riding of North York and got walopped both times. Essentially, they are trying (among other things) to win the Canadian Jewish community over to the conservative party and it ain't working.

Those are the same idiots who who issued a press release claiming that a victory by Liberal candidate (now member of parliement) Omar Alghabra was a victory for Islam (by attributing "pro-Islam" comments to him that he never made...), and later had to retract their statement.

Oh, and yes, Durban I was a joke.

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Old 01-30-08, 03:55 PM
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Non partisan and multi-faith? The CCD are a bunch of right wing zealots who are fanatically pro-Israel, pro-US, pro-Iraq war, anti-Muslim, anti-UN and still refer to China as "Mao's China"...
So many words to use when just "the good guys" would have accurately described them.
It's a friggin' joke.
I hate to correct you but it should be: "It's a friggen' joke eh.."
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So many words to use when just "the good guys" would have accurately described them.
Well, obviously you'd fit right in. I'll get you a subscription to their newsletter.
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Old 01-30-08, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by eXcentris
Non partisan and multi-faith? The CCD are a bunch of right wing zealots who are fanatically pro-Israel, pro-US, pro-Iraq war, anti-Muslim, anti-UN and still refer to China as "Mao's China"...

........Oh, and yes, Durban I was a joke.
So essentially, you agree with them.

Originally Posted by eXcentris
They have support from a small segment of Orthodox Jews but the majority of the jewish population doesn't even support them. Former CCD (jewish)director Michael Mostyn ran twice for the conservatives in the heavily jewish riding of North York and got walopped both times. Essentially, they are trying (among other things) to win the Canadian Jewish community over to the conservative party and it ain't working.
I'm not sure where you're coming up with the whole "Jewish organization" thing. Yeah, so that director was Jewish. The current director Nareesh Raghubeer(who wrote the piece I posted) is an Indian Hindu, and another senior member is Dr. Salim Monsur, is Arab Muslim. People can read their press releases and articles, as both those guys have written a lot of the pieces there:

http://canadiancoalition.com/media.shtml

Strange as it may seem, you don't actually have to be Jewish to agree with their central theme that the West should stand with the secular democracies like Israel, India and Taiwan (and with liberal Muslims) instead of siding with oppressive regimes and corrupt supranational organizations like the UN, which is promoting this racist hate-fest.

Originally Posted by eXcentris
Those are the same idiots who who issued a press release claiming that a victory by Liberal candidate (now member of parliement) Omar Alghabra was a victory for Islam (by attributing "pro-Islam" comments to him that he never made...), and later had to retract their statement.

Right, they accused Alghabra of making some Muslim-supremacist comments in his victory speech. In actuality, it was not him who made the comments, it was the man who Alghabra introduced as his main supporter.
And here is their retraction:

CCD Regrets Errors in its December 19 Press Release

http://canadiancoalition.com/forum/messages/12276.shtml

For immediate release

Toronto, Canada - Thursday, December 22, 2005 - On December 19, 2005, The Canadian Coalition for Democracies (CCD) issued a press release that contained inaccuracies. We would like to correct those inaccuracies and to apologize for any misunderstanding that resulted.

On December 20, the Liberal Party of Canada issued a press release suggesting, among other allegations, that CCD had launched an "ethnic smear campaign" by commenting on the purported words of Mr. Alghabra on December 1, 2005.

CCD has no vested interest in any allegations that are not true and defensible, and would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight.

The December 19 press release from CCD was based on reports from several independent individuals who were present at the Liberal nomination of Omar Alghabra. While those reports were consistent, the resultant release was wrong on two key points and the inferences it drew from them. Firstly, the date of the nomination meeting was December 1, not December 2 as reported. Secondly, witnesses reported that the statements attributed to Omar Alghabra were actually spoken by Khalid Usman, the individual introduced by Mr. Alghabra as his major supporter following Mr. Alghabra's nomination victory. Witnesses reported that Mr. Alghabra's celebratory actions on the podium appeared supportive of Mr. Usman's declarations, and that Mr. Alghabra did not distance himself from the comments nor offer any correction.

On December 22, Carolyn Parrish, the former MP for Mississauga-Erindale, was quoted in the Mississauga News as saying that "He [Khalid Usman] made comments about Muslims eventually being [represented] in every riding in Mississauga ... He made it sound like [Muslims] were taking over. It was extremely inappropriate." Elias Hazineh, president of the Mississauga-Erindale Federal Liberal Riding Association, was also quoted as hearing the Markham councillor say, "this is a victory for Muslims."

Failing to distance oneself from inappropriate statements from a supporter that mix religion and politics is not the same as uttering those statements, and CCD regrets the mistake it made. CCD is forwarding this correction to all those on its original distribution list.

CCD would like to take this opportunity to respond to several damaging assertions in the Liberal Party of Canada press release of December 20 (below) distributed to media and others over the name of "Stephen Heckbert, Ontario Liberal campaign headquarters".

The Liberal press release claims that the errors made by CCD were part of an "ethnic smear campaign". This assertion is clearly false and extremely damaging, as a criticism of mixing of religion and politics stands on its own, regardless of the ethnicity of the individuals involved. Furthermore, those who alerted CCD to such statements were all of Middle Eastern origin and could hardly be accused of perpetrating an "ethnic smear". It was only the Liberal press release that generalized from the alleged actions of individuals to an entire ethnic group.

The Liberal press release is entirely justified in criticizing the admitted mistakes of CCD. However, the release emphasizes "strong Conservative ties" and even singled out individuals for their Conservative involvement from among CCD's 28-person board of directors. CCD's board consists of people from across the political spectrum. CCD's founder has been an active lifelong Liberal and campaign worker in most elections. The Liberal press release could just have reasonably concluded that CCD is a group with "strong Taiwanese ties" or "strong Hindu ties". To attempt to make any such connection is an unwarranted and damaging generalization.

The Liberal press release chose to disclose the name, private mobile telephone number and email address of Georganne Burke, describing her as "the Conservative Party's regional organizer in Toronto". Ms Burke had never herself publicly disclosed her mobile number, although Stephen Heckbert claimed that a third party had done so. Such an irrelevant disclosure clearly violated the privacy of Ms Burke as well as possibly endangering her safety. To falsely associate a woman with an "ethnic smear campaign" directed against the Muslim community and to send such a potentially libellous statement to the media is extremely threatening to the individual involved.

Prior to the Liberal release being distributed, Ms Burke received a telephone call asking if she was the regional organizer for the Conservative party of Canada. The caller then hung up without ever identifying himself. When Ms Burke called the number captured by the Caller ID, it turned out that the anonymous call has come from the Ontario Headquarters of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Within hours of the Liberal disclosure of Ms Burke's private mobile number, she received a threatening phone call from an individual who had been made aware of her private number through the Liberal press release.

The Liberal press release chose to identify members of CCD who happened to be associated with the Conservative Party of Canada, and who had no involvement in the press release containing the admitted errors. The author of the press release is not even mentioned, while those with Conservative connections are named. Had such a generalization been made on the basis of ethnicity, as opposed to party affiliation, the Liberal press release would itself have been an "ethnic smear campaign".

It is essential to emphasize that, despite the untrue inferences in the Liberal press release, no one involved with the Conservative Party of Canada had any role in the December 19 press release, and none was aware of its existence until it was distributed by CCD.


CCD acknowledges and regrets the errors in its December 19 press release and again offers its sincere apologies to Mr. Omar Alghabra. We would ask that the Liberal Party do the same with respect to potentially libellous statements in its December 20 press release.

We also would like to extend our best wishes to Mr. Alghabra and to all candidates in the present election, and to acknowledge the sacrifice that they are making in their chosen career, especially during the holiday season.
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I'm not sure where you're coming up with the whole "Jewish organization" thing.
I never said they were a Jewish organization. But they bash Muslims every chance they get, and they exarcerbate tensions between Jews and Muslims in order to court jewish vote over to the Conservative party.

Strange as it may seem, you don't actually have to be Jewish to agree with their central theme that the West should stand with the secular democracies like Israel, India and Taiwan (and with liberal Muslims) instead of siding with oppressive regimes and corrupt supranational organizations like the UN, which is promoting this racist hate-fest.
If you knew anything about the CCD, you'd know that their "mission statement" is the epitomy of dishonesty. All they are is an extreme, fringe right-wing group.

Right, they accused Alghabra of making some Muslim-supremacist comments in his victory speech. In actuality, it was not him who made the comments, it was the man who Alghabra introduced as his main supporter.
And here is their retraction:
"CCD has no vested interest in any allegations that are not true and defensible, and would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight."

Rather convenient after the fact. They also have a history of making inflammatory statements on their website which magically disappear after a day or two...

And if you look at the messages posted by the zealot followers on their message boards, you'll find enlightening comments such as:

"...white liberal women also love gay figure skaters"

But hey, they're big fans of Daniel Pipes so they must not be all bad!
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Originally Posted by eXcentris

If you knew anything about the CCD, you'd know that their "mission statement" is the epitomy of dishonesty. All they are is an extreme, fringe right-wing group.
Said, not shown.

I posted the link for people to read all their stuff.

Originally Posted by eXcentris

But hey, they're big fans of Daniel Pipes so they must not be all bad!
Now on THAT I agree with you.
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Old 01-30-08, 07:45 PM
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And if you look at the messages posted by the zealot followers on their message boards, you'll find enlightening comments such as:

"...white liberal women also love gay figure skaters"
You cannot judge sites by what is posted on their message boards. Otherwise you could legitimately conclude liberal blogs like dailykos are 100% full of america-hating morons.
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