Minister’s prevarication on Hamas is a breach of Canada’s anti-terrorism policy, says B’nai Brith Canada
Minister’s prevarication on Hamas is a breach of Canada’s anti-terrorism policy, says B’nai Brith CanadaToronto, May 27, 2005 – B’nai Brith Canada characterized Foreign Affairs Minister Pierre Pettigrew’s “wait and see” attitude on Hamas as a “breach of Canada’s anti-terrorism policy”
.“Canada appears to have done an about face by retreating to its earlier approach of distinguishing between the so-called political and military arms of terrorist organizations,” said Frank Dimant, B’nai Brith Canada’s Executive Vice-President. “It is pure fiction to believe that such a dichotomy exists.“
Canada rightly banned Hamas as a terrorist organization. It should not be resurrected now as a legitimate stakeholder in upcoming Palestinian elections. The Government’s prevarication on this issue sends the dangerous message that the terrorist group has embarked on a process of reforming itself.
To the contrary, Hamas continues to build its terrorist networks and weapons infrastructure, and remains a lethal threat to the peoples of the Middle East and to all those that oppose terrorism.“Peace in the Middle East can only be achieved through an uncompromising rejection of terrorism. Canada, as an honest broker to this process, must therefore remain firm in combating terrorism and strictly adhering to its policy of outlawing Hamas in its entirety.”
B’nai Brith has been active in Canada since 1875 as the Jewish community’s foremost human rights organization.
Note by editor: Note the longevity of B’nai Brith. This report is very important because it shows the next step of these anti-Semites. It chimes in with all the moves being made by the EU, and the US is capable of talking out of both sides of its mouth on every issue. Bush and the Americans are already working with Hamas. (Felix Quigley)