CASMO, the Khomeinist Shia Muslim group that posted a video by neo-Nazi former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke to its website, will be using Toronto city facilities to host an anti-Israel event on August 26.
CASMO is hosting an Al-Quds Day Seminar and Dinner at the City owned and operated Scarborough Centennial Recreation Centre, where the event, by its nature, will violate the city's updated anti-discrimination policy.
The revised policy requires that events taking place on City of Toronto property must comply with the policy of promoting respect, tolerance and diversity.
Al Quds Day is an invention of the Ayatollah Khomeini who wanted the Islamic world to dedicate an annual day to denouncing Israel and Zionism. It is being carried on by his followers, including the Holocaust-denying president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Ahmadinejad's Iran is the world's premier sponsor of terrorism. Canadian supporters of this vicious regime which treats homosexuality as a capital crime, persecutes practitioners of the Baha'i faith, and is responsible for the torture, rape and murder of Canadian-Iranian journalist Zahra Kazemi, will gather on Saturday for a hate-fest on City property.
Last year, CASMO'S al Quds Day rally was used to promote The Sea Hitler Canadian Gaza boat and this hate group routinely slanders Israel as an "apartheid" regime.
CASMO, like its inspirational leaders in Iran are, at least in word, supporters of the terrorist group Hezbollah. A number of City Councillors, after being informed of the CASMO-sponsored event, have expressed concern about city property being used for an al Quds Day seminar. Councillor Doug Ford has asked Uzma Shakir, the Toronto's Director of Equity and Human Rights Policy to make a determination about whether it violates city policies as they currently stand.
While Council has directed the City Policy Manager to update the Anti-Discrimination policy, the new policy has not yet come into effect. Ms Shakir has been asked to respond to Councillor Ford by tomorrow afternoon regarding whether CASMO's anti-Israel hate event will violate policy and be allowed to occur in a City facility. A spokesperson for Councilor Ford observed that while CASMO makes noises about refuting anti-Semitism, their press releases are filled with the usual virulent anti-Israel rhetoric that suggests otherwise. The event is scheduled for Friday at 6:30 pm.
Mayor Ford's contact information is here. You can contact his office to voice your opinion.
h/t Sassy Wire amd Blazing Cat Fur
Updated Aug 24 2:55 pm