As Pro-Palestinian Mobs Attack Jews, Politicians Cry Islamophobia

Written By Daniel Bordman, Posted on May 19, 2021

All around the world Jews are under attack. From rockets flying at Tel Aviv to rocks being pelted at Jews in Montreal, anti-semitic attacks are rampant globally. An elderly Jewish man was beaten in Toronto, a Jewish woman was allegedly sexually assaulted in the same incident, rocks and tear gas (not from police) were launched at a crowd of Jews in Montreal, “activists” drove through Jewish sections of London to threaten mass rape of Jews, Jews are being targeted in Los Angeles and countless other attacks are coming.  

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So what does our political class do? Condemn both sides of course.  Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Doug Ford decided to denounce both the antisemitism and Islamophobia going on.  

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Two problems here.  First, where is the Islamophobia? Seriously, where is the video of the heartbreaking incident in Canada where Muslims are targeted for just being Muslim?  Second, even if what our politicians, without any evidence, are claiming to be true is true, there is not a legitimate equivalency going on here. Outright violent attacks from mobs of people are not on the same level as some people might have said mean things. 

I will point out that of course Islamophobia is bad and there is nothing wrong with stating that, however the way both Trudeau and Ford do so here Islamophobia is used as a means to excuse the violence of likely Muslim majority crowds.


What these politicians is doing is wrong, and they likely know it is wrong, however this is only the beginning of the political tolerance for antisemitism under the thin veil of anti-zionism as politicians everywhere are doing the simple math and realizing that there are now more voters who hates Jews than there are jewish voters. By condemning both sides here are building the false narrative that when Jews are pelted with rocks in our streets both sides are to blame because the Jews must have been saying Islamophobic things. 

The point needs to be reiterated that these two accusations are not equivalent crimes. Yes, it is probably true that over the next day in Canada someone somewhere will say something insensitive towards Muslims. However, there are 35 million+ Canadians which means one of them will say something you won’t like about Jews, Christians, blacks, whites, the Irish and whomever else, there are a lot of people and all of this is a near statistical certainty. People saying mean things in an isolated vacuum is not mention-worthy of our political class.

Racist remarks need condemnation from our leaders when they are said within a larger group of people and no one in the movement makes any attempt to stop them.  For example, last July in Toronto a “pro-Palestinian” rally chanted “Palestine is our country, the Jews are our dogs”.  The chant was repeated by dozens of people of all ages and was met with widespread laughter and total acceptance from the rally leaders. No major Palestinian or Muslim advocacy group condemned the anti-semitic remarks. This is when statements from political leaders are needed. However, in this case, they took almost a week to wrench it out of our politicians, and the statements were rather vague and soft. No follow-up was taken.

Jews across the world are now seeing what it is like to be at the epicentre of the Social Justice paradox. Why is it that the more time a politician spends talking about, equity, hate speech, and systemic racism, the slower they are to call out anti-semitic hate crimes?  

The question is largely rhetorical, but for those who have lived under a rock for the last decade or so, this is a standard fault of Intersectional theory.  In a world where racism is not racism, but rather an ever-shifting interaction of Power + Privilege, all the leaders of the political Left need to do is say the Israel/Jews have more power than Palestinians/Muslims and declare Jews to be white and thus guilty of original sin AKA white privilege, and all of this is justified as righteous resistance against the dominant power.

If this logic of Jewish power seems familiar, that’s because it is.  This was the fundamental logic outlined in Hitler’s Mein Kampf.  Think I am being hyperbolic?  In 2018 three academics James Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose and Peter Boghossian published are series of hoax papers in journals that prescribed the Social Justice narrative by just inserting Intersectional jargon and presuppositions. Many fake papers got published, including one where they lifted a chapter of Mein Kampf and replaced it with intersectional feminist jargon. 

James Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose and Peter Boghossian (Photo from Vox).

James Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose and Peter Boghossian (Photo from Vox).

The message to the Jews of the world is clear. From the self-proclaimed Palestinian activists it is “we do not care about Palestinians unless it is as a pretext to attack Jews in some way! What do you mean by Yarrmok refugee camp? Where is that?”. The message from the media and academia is simply “your suffering does not fit the narrative” and from our politicians, the message is clear “You are on your own”.

Daniel Bordman

Daniel is the host of political satire show Uninterrupted, runs multiple podcasts and has written for a variety of publications. Daniel is also the communications coordinator of the Canadian Antisemitism Education Foundation. You can find him on Twitter here. Uninterrupted on YouTube

One response to “As Pro-Palestinian Mobs Attack Jews, Politicians Cry Islamophobia”

  1. JGP says:

    Most Canadian politicians are pond scum. Mainstream journalists are some even lower form of life.