Our precious Monica and her dear brother Alfred Schaefer are the focus of this nasty article (at bottom). The writer mentions Your Ward News as well. I see that Jews now number 3.8% of the Toronto population. It doesn’t seem so long ago that their numbers were only 2%.
I want to let you know (and please pass this on to your list) that Alfred has NOT been charged. He is happily residing at his home in Germany, having just returned from the memorial event in Dresden.
Here are my thoughts about this false story of Alfred having been charged. Either this is a psychological warfare trick to get us all scared and nervous, like a bluff. Or it is a WTC7 fiasco where the MSM announced the building had fallen when in fact it was still standing. They messed up on their script. Or, it is a case of B’Nai Brith calling the shots, expecting the authorities to follow suit and take action according to the script.
Isn’t it interesting how the MSM in Canada is making Germany the model for dealing with thought crime. They praise how “swiftly” the German authorities acted, and lament that Canada doesn’t act as quickly.
About Dresden, the Germans are still not allowed to mourn their own people. After the event at which Alfred and Gerd Ittner and several others spoke, they attended an “official” event organized by the authorities at a cemetery. Here is what Alfred said in another email about that:
“We listened to an official commemoration at one of the big grave yards, and this is what they told us there: The day after the bombing of Dresden on February 13, 1945, the last of the jews were deported from Dresden to be exterminated. They said that without turning red in the face, without twitching. The holocausted Germans from Dresden are accused of having nothing better to do than round up the last jews and deport them, the day after they had their own city burnt and destroyed. Amazing audacity.”
Not only that, the officials now have diminished the half a million dead to “up to 25,000” dead. And the MSM screech “Neo-Nazi” about the people who actually dare to openly mourn and remember the German victims of Dresden.
Germany has acted swiftly to charge German-Canadian Holocaust denier Alfred Schaefer with criminal incitement after he posted a host of antisemitic YouTube videos.
If only Canada would act as quickly when it comes to people spreading hate against Jews in our own country.
Schaefer is the brother of former four-time Green Party of Canada candidate Monika Schaefer, who was denounced by the party after B’nai Brith exposed her Holocaust denial video last June. Her older brother is even more prolific and B’nai Brith has been sending his disgusting videos to the German authorities since the summer. Despite a raid by German police in August that confiscated his computers, the defiant anti-Semite has continued to upload his filth – most likely never expecting that he would be prosecuted.
It’s an assumption that is more accurate in Canada than in Germany.
“We’re very happy to see Germany take action,” says Amanda Hohmann, national director for B’nai Brith’s League for Human Rights. “We have the incitement to hatred charge here as well – we just never use it. I think Canada should pay attention and charge when it happens here.”
At McGill University, a student politician took to Twitter on Feb. 6 to tell his followers to “punch a zionist today.” His student union refused to remove him as a board member or censure him; naturally, no charges were laid.
Also in Montreal, a 2014 video from a local mosque has surfaced where a “volunteer imam” ended his sermon in Arabic by asking Allah to “destroy the accursed Jews,” to “kill them one by one” and “make their children orphans and their women widows.”
When confronted about it – the video remained online for years until questions began last week – the Islamic Centre Al-Andalus doubled down and justified the remarks, saying the invocation to destroy the accursed Jews was actually aimed at Israeli soldiers during the Gaza war.
“We are very concerned by the lack of leadership on the part of the mosque’s administrators, who not only tolerated but defended the imam who was openly calling for violence against Jews,” said Rabbi Reuben Poupko, co-chair of the Quebec chapter of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs.
The video was reported to Montreal police and an investigation is underway. But Hohmann has little hope that anything will happen.
“This is a clear textbook example of incitement of hatred. It’s open and shut. However, history has shown that we don’t often see charges laid when it’s against the Jewish community,” she says.
Your Ward News, a Beach newsletter often accused of antisemitism, is under investigation for the second time by Toronto Police for alleged hate crimes. A previous investigation in 2015 didn’t result in any charges.
According to Toronto Police statistics, Jews continue to be the group most often targetted by hate crimes. Jews make up 3.8% of the population yet were the most victimized group. The next most targeted group was the LGBTQ community followed by Muslims.
Any kind of racism is abhorrent but there seems to be less outrage when the primary target is the Jewish community.
“This is nothing new but unfortunately, it’s become background noise,” says Hohmann.
Unlike the U.S., where the unprecedented number of recent bomb threats against Jewish community centres has been blamed on the “Trump effect,” Hohmann doesn’t believe the new American president is triggering a surge in hate incidents here. The numbers appear to be the same as they’ve always been – only the incidents are now making the news when before they would not.
“It certainly hasn’t skyrocketed as everybody assumed,” she says.
But if the controversial president has people looking for a link, and finally paying attention to hate crimes, that’s a good thing. Now the next step is getting the authorities to do something about it.