The Canadian Arab Federation says it is the victim of a “well-planned Zionist campaign” to intimidate and silence Arab Canadians, according to an e-mail obtained by the National Post.
The CAF has found itself embroiled in controversy recently over remarks made by its president, Khaled Mouammar. Mr. Mouammar, a defender of Hamas and Hezbollah, two groups on Canada’s terrorist list, recently called Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, a “professional whore” over his support for Israel. Ottawa has threatened to cut the group’s funding.
Mr. Mouammar sent the e-mail to about 20 Arab organizations across Canada at the end of last week, in a bid to marshal forces against the alleged campaign.
“The Zionist campaign is being waged by the Canadian Jewish Congress and B’nai Brith supported by some politicians,” his e-mail said, adding that the movement “was developed after the Lebanon war of July, 2006, to suppress all criticism of Israel and equate it with anti-Semitism.”