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Canada still sitting high in the saddle.

In an era where U.S. foreign policy has left a glaring void, it’s great to see its northern neighbor filling it in with such ease and moral clarity.

NOTE: Finland’s former president Tarja Halonen was there during conference, no mention whatsoever in the Finnish media about her reaction to Erdogan’s statement. I interpret her silence to mean that she was in approval.


Baird: Turkey’s remarks on Zionism ‘deplorable’

03/04/2013 01:07

In ‘Post’ exclusive, Canadian FM criticizes Turkish premier’s statements equating Zionism with crimes against humanity.

Canada's John Baird

Canada’s John Baird Photo: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

WASHINGTON — Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird sharply criticized the Turkish premier’s recent statement equating Zionism with a crime against humanity, in an exclusive interview with The Jerusalem Post Sunday.

“These remarks, we deplore them, and they’re incredibly unhelpful to the situation in the region,” Baird told the Postahead of his address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee annual policy conference.

During a speech Wednesday in Vienna, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that, “Just as with Zionism, anti-Semitism and fascism, it has become necessary to view Islamophobia as a crime against humanity.”

“How many Islamic states are there? There’s only one Jewish state,” Baird said.

“I think events in the middle of the last century compel humanity to make sure there is a Jewish homeland, a sanctuary, and today a country with peace and security.”

Baird also warned that the Palestinian Authority would stand to lose a significant amount of aid from Canada should Fatah join Hamas in a national unity government as is currently being discussed.

“If Hamas were to come into a goverment of the Palestinian authority, that is a red line for us,” Baird said.

“We’re not going to be partnering with and funding an international terrorism group. It’s a non-starter.”

His comments come after Israel’s Ambassador the US Michael Oren told AIPAC’s opening conference panel Sunday morning urged the Palestinians not to take such a step.

Baird has also been campaigning amongst his European counterparts to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, which would also have consequences for the Lebanese militant group’s funding.

“When terrorist incidents can happen right inside the European Union by Hezbollah, that compels civilized people everywhere to act,” Baird said, referencing the killing of several Israeli tourists in a bombing in Bulgaria this summer that the local authorities have blamed on the Lebanese group.

“We’ve got to call it for what it is. No moral relativism,” he declared. “No saying well the left hand gives out social services and the right hand is an international terrorist organization. It’s all attached to the same body and the same head.”

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5 Responses

  1. Erdogan IS a bigot. His party is Islamacist, and he’s trying to drag his country back to the arab ideal of backward fanatics, while whining about terrorism against Turkey, and turning a blind eye to muslim terrorists against the world. The silence of the anti-semetic middle class, self-serving, self-important politically correct corrupts on this feller says it all about THEM too

  2. Quote:

    “Canadian FM criticizes Turkish premier’s statements equating Zionism with crimes against humanity.”

    When one examines the part of the Turkish permier’s statement “crimes against humanity” and understands that followers of Islam define “humanity” as inclusive ONLY to those submissive to allah and Muhammed, either as believer or dhimmi – just as the 57 nations of the OIC within the UN only accept the “CAIRO declaration of human rights” – in effect, rejecting the UN’s “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, it should NOT come as a surprise that followers of Islam will NEVER accept parity with non-followers of Islam/sharia. Little to nothing will be accomplished by chastising such statements so long as any Western nation refuses to comprehend the inherent inequalities imposed by Islam/sharia and continue to permit the false equalities, parallel societies, dual legal systems etc. of Islam within their borders and international political/economic conclaves.
    Islam is to be dealt with as the enemy of humanity as the non-Islamic West understands the definition of “humanity”, “equality”, “UNIVERSAL human rights”.

  3. Canada sees it the truth as it is. Islam is disgusting and corrupts everything it touches. Even though the West us not Islamic yet, the presence of Muslims in the West has led to evils that were unheard of before we allowed Muslims to enter the West.

    Conclusion: Horrible religions give rise to horrible countries, full of hatred for each other.

  4. Why are we still pandering and funding Abbas and the PA. He is a terrorist also, funded the 1972 Munich massacre, and to this day is a little easier to take than stinky Arafat but is cut from the same cloth. PA TV still incites to murder, terrorists are glorified in the West Bank.

    I don’t understand why we are waiting for the PA to officially brand itself as a terrorist organization when all along it’s been behaving like one. No Western country in their right mind should be funding these jackals.

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