Yesterday, Michael Coren and I discussed those two exploiters of the Canadian taxpayer, John Greyson and Tarek Loubani.
There are a few post-scripts to the interview.
As we noted in the interview, the Globe and Mail's columnist Margaret Wente wrote an article a few days ago, one of very few outside Sun News, that provided factual background information on Greyson and Loubani and was harshly critical of the duo.
She concluded her column with:
In this case, the government – one that Mr. Greyson and Mr. Loubani viscerally despise – applied the heat at the highest level. Foreign Minister John Baird even met with his Egyptian counterpart. These two should kiss Mr. Baird’s feet. But I wouldn’t hold my breath.As it turns out, Wente was completely correct. Yesterday, Greyson and Loubani released a nauseating video in which they thanked their supporters, but did not offer a single word of thanks to the Canadian government, or the rest of us who have now paid exorbitant costs to exculpate them from the consequences of their narcissistic conflict tourism.
Also, during the conversation, Michael made the significant point that Islamic news service al Jazeera, will expunge parts of the background of western useful idiots who invest immeasurable amounts of time into vilifying Israel, to make them more palatable to their religious Muslim audience. The example he used was the notorious Jenny Peto, in the case of whom, her openly "queer" background never came up.
The fact that Peto is one of Greyson and Loubani's most ardent supporters, and that she shares their beliefs is significant.
At a sparsely attended rally at Ryerson University earlier this week that drew more media than spectators, Peto was one of the people tied in with the organizers, including Greyson's sister Cecilia and Ryerson "Social Justice" professor Winnie Ng. It was unusual for Peto to be front and center at such an event recently. Prior to late 2010, she was at the forefront of Canada's anti-Israel fanaticism, but the exposure of an anti-Semitic thesis she wrote for the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education made her an embarrassment to them.
The thesis, which was both facile and laughably absent of actual research even brought the academic standards University of Toronto into disrepute. Essentially, her thesis, which paralleled the sort of writing one can find from neo-Nazi authors, asserted that Jews are privileged racists who use the Holocaust to perpetuate the myth of their own victimhood while advancing the cause of an "oppressive" Zionist Jewish state.
The anti-Semitism of her thesis was condemned by, among others, Ontario Liberal Cabinet Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins, who is not a right-wing reactionary by anyone's standards.
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has a strange familiarity
There is an even wider Freudian subtext to people like Greyson and Peto, untalented Gays who have dedicated themselves to the demonization of the only country that respects Gay rights and minority religious rights in the middle east. The lies they tell about Israel reveals nothing about Zionism or the Jewish state, but it reveals a great deal about their own unresolved personal issues.