Toronto Mayor Assures Strong Action on al-Quds Day Activity

TORONTO – Toronto Mayor John Tory is vowing that the city will take strong action if Saturday's al-Quds Day rally at Queen's Park turns into another hatefest.

"I'm confident that if there are incidents of hate, police will act and we will be urging city staff to determine what additional measures could be deployed in response to any acts of hate," Tory said in an email statement to B'nai Brith Canada.

The statement was in response to concerns made by B'nai Brith to the mayor and his aides about the annual rally that has for years served as a breeding ground for malicious hatred toward Jews and the State of Israel.‎

"The al-Quds Day rallies across Canada have been the sites of some of the most incendiary types of hate speech and calls for violence against Jews and Israel," said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B'nai Brith Canada. "Over the years, we've witnessed a school teacher praise terrorists, Holocaust deniers given a platform to speak, and several other instances of open support for terror and calls to violence.‎

"B'nai Brith has warned authorities year after year of the activities expected at these events."

Two questions:

How can we read Toronto Mayor John Tory's statement without laughing?

When do you think al-Quds Day will show up in Michigan?

For more information, here are a couple of videos, from the 2016 and 2017 Toronto al-Quds days.

Ignorance and the willful spreading of misinformation creates this kind of hatred.