Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Even Better Quote of the Day

It wasn't love that was visiting Calgary last weekend.

Swastikas and slogans including “kill Jews” and “6 million more” were spray-painted on a Holocaust War Memorial, the Calgary Jewish Centre and mailboxes, signs and fences in the southwest neighbourhoods of Pump Hill and Woodbine overnight Saturday.

Now the local police have to decide if these are hate crimes.

Hm...touch one.

Well, let's give them a little hint,

It ain't an MGM musical, kids.

However, the best response came from Stephen Harper:

“Anti-Semitism is a disease of the soul; its odious manifestations, in any form and however rare, can never be tolerated in Canada.”


Jason said...

The only difference between Nazi Germany and Nazi Canada is that anti-semitism was allowed to openly flourish under Hitler's reign of error.

In Canada, anti-semitism is the unseen monster lurking behind the scenes. It's our dirty little secret.

As long as that monster is allowed to fester, our righteous indignation is no more than filthy rags.

Anonymous said...

Is this part of Harper's,
get ready, election coming, let me show off my compassionate side speech? Just don't ask about single women. Except in Afghanistan...

Anonymous said...

According to my dictionary, Omar Khadr would be a Semite, too.

David Berner said...

The Omar K. remark is so terribly clever, you should remain anonyomous.

Anonymous said...

From the New Oxford American Dictionary:

Semite |ˈsɛˈmaɪt|
a member of any of the peoples who speak or spoke a Semitic language, including in particular the Jews and Arabs.

ORIGIN from modern Latin Semita, via late Latin from Greek Sēm ‘Shem,’ son of Noah in the Bible, from whom these people were traditionally supposed to be descended.

No entry found

Jeff Taylor said...

I think calling Harper on anything connected to this story is VERY cynical. I believe he speaks from the heart on this issue.
As for the spray-paint incident it's self, my only hope for whom ever did it is that they are young and dumb and really have no idea of the scope and meaning behind their act.
Having given them a sliver of a benefit of a doubt, of course the police should move forward with a hate crime charge.