Thursday, December 21, 2017

Board member of anti-racism agency fired amid accusations of Islamophobic commentary

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A board member with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, an arms-length federal government agency established to counteract racism, has been fired amid concerns over what Muslim advocacy groups have described as “Islamophobic commentary” and her “public association with purveyors of hateful propaganda.”

Christine Douglass-Williams has been a board member since 2012 and her dismissal was confirmed on Wednesday to foundation chairperson Albert Lo. He said he was notified by the Ministry of Canadian Heritage, which is responsible for the foundation.

Lo said he was not provided with an explanation for why Douglass-Williams was dismissed. But a government source told the Star she was removed because of several troubling comments she has made online which “do not reflect the goal of the foundation.”

“They do not work to eliminate racism or promote inclusion,” he said. “That’s why her contract has been terminated.”

The Star has attempted to reach Douglass-Williams by email and social media. She has not yet responded but confirmed her dismissal to the Canadian Press

In August, the Canadian Press reported that Douglass-Williams’ position had come under review after she published an essay in May about her visit to Iceland with Robert Spencer, the founder of Jihad Watch.

Spencer has been characterized as an “anti-Muslim extremist” by the Anti-Defamation League and is considered “one of America’s most prolific and vociferous anti-Muslim propagandists,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a civil rights organization that tracks extremism.  (more...)

Reminiscent of Michael Coren's chameleon-like behavior -- is there a connection?

An appeal for cool heads:

1 comment:

  1. Brave woman. She might have read from the Koran, as follows:

    48:29: "Those who follow Muhammad are merciless for the unbelievers but kind to each other."
    60:4: We have renounced you; and enmity and hatred is begun between us and you for ever, until ye believe in Allah alone
    61:9-11 It is He Who has sent His Apostle with Guidance and the Religion of Truth, that he may proclaim it over all religion, even though the Pagans may detest (it). O ye who believe! shall I lead you to a bargain that will save you from a grievous Penalty?- That ye believe in God and His Apostle, and that ye strive (fight) in the Cause of God, with your property and your persons: that will be best for you, if ye but knew!

    66:9 O Prophet! make war on the infidels and hypocrites, and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their abode! and wretched the passage to it!