Terrorist organization that planned to bomb Concordia University advised Canadian government to ban MP George GallowayAn organization that planned to blow up Concordia University, and that the FBI, the U.S. State Department, and U.S. courts have branded a 'terrorist organization', has given advice to the Harper government that led Immigration Minister Jason Kenney to barring a British MP from Canada.
A Kenney spokesman said Kenney first heard about British MP George Galloway's visit from a Jewish Defense League (JDL) March 16 letter.
The Jewish Defense League, is categorized by the FBI as a "right-wing Jewish terrorist group", founded in 1968 by ultra Zionist Meir Kahane. Kanahe then founded the terrorist group Khach in
Mr. Galloway, labeled a terrorist threat by the Conservative government, is freely touring the
The JDL can now claim further success because
The JDL's well documented history of terrorism
It is impossible that the Harper government is unaware that the JDL's terrorism designation given how earnestly
The US State Department designated the JDL's Israeli affiliates, Kach, founded by Kahane, and the Kahane Chai, named in honor of Kahane after his murder, as "foreign terrorist organizations" - a decision recently upheld by a US Appeals Court. The Israeli Cabinet declared them terrorist organizations in 1994.
Baruch Goldstein massacred 29 Palestinians praying in a mosque in
The JDL is still active with
In a 1986 study of domestic terrorism, the US Department of Energy concluded: "For more than a decade, the Jewish Defense League (JDL) has been one of the most active terrorist groups in the
Despite their terrorist designation, and the post 9-11 war on terror, JDL leaders, members and chapters still function unhindered by security agencies in
In 2001, JDL leader, Canadian Irv Rubin and another member were convicted of planning a terror attack in
Rubin's death appeared to be the end of the JDL in
The JDL resurfaces in fertile
Canadian Jewish critics of
It is contemptible that the Conservative government for "national security reasons" bans outspoken anti-war critic and Palestinian supporter British MP George Galloway while allowing a known terrorist organization a free pass to operate in
The recent past appears forgotten and forgiven for the JDL, which resurfaced in
Last year Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) leader Bernie Farber's opinion on the JDL was "they have the right to exist" as long as they behave. The Canadian Jewish News on March 20, 2009 wrote the " CJC commends government for denying George Galloway entry to
The Jewish B'nai Brith and the JDL both targeted the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) in 2007 to prevent them from debating a motion critical of
In last week's interview on British Channel 4 TV with George Galloway, JDL leader Meir Weinstein threatened any Canadian who attended or supported
Perhaps the Conservative government is testing whether Canadians still care about their rights, or
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