Holocaust denial in Canada jumps 77 percentBy Mason White 3:37 PM April 29, 2013
|Jewish rabbi in Canada|
By: Shifra Unger
There is some sad news for the Jewish community in Canada, as a new report revealed a jump in anti-Semitic incidents and a huge increase in Holocaust denial.
Anti-Semitic incidents in Canada increased by 3.7 percent in 2012, and Holocaust denial rose 77 percent, a human rights organization in Canada revealed last week.
According to the report, there were 1,345 anti-Semitic incidents in Canada in 2012, up from 1,297 in 2011.
“We are particularly concerned that the perpetrators of the anti-Semitic incidents, increasingly identify themselves as Muslims who are apparently supporting Islamist ideologies of hatred and violence, but we are encouraged by the many Muslims with whom we work closely, who are prepared to fight anti-Semitism in their community,” Frank Dimant, a human rights activist in Canada, said.
Jews were attacked in their homes, at their places of work, on their way to synagogues, and when walking to and from schools.
“This news should cause alarm to the global Jewish community, as anti-Semitism is now rising even in North America, which was once a place for tolerance and nearly non-existent anti-Semitism,” Dannie Blum, 50, of Toronto, Canada told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the latest report.
“The youth culture is being infiltrated by letters of hatred, extremism abroad through online propaganda and cyber bullying,” Dimant said.