Political leaders react to emperor’s message



Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he will give careful consideration to a video message by 82-year-old Emperor Akihito indicating the emperor’s readiness to abdicate due to his age.

“On the nature of the emperor’s official duties, in view of his age and the state of the burden his duties places upon him, I think we must give thought to the strain on the emperor and thoroughly consider what we can do,” Abe said.

The emperor released the video message to the public Monday following media reports several weeks ago suggesting he is considering abdication.

In the message, the emperor voiced concern he could one day become unable to fulfill his role as the symbol of the state, citing his perception of a decline in his physical fitness as he has grown older.

The last emperor to abdicate was Emperor Kokaku in 1817.

Under the Japanese Constitution, the emperor is a symbol of the state, and succession to the imperial throne is determined by the Imperial House Law. The 1947 law contains no provisions for the abdication of a living emperor.

The Constitution prohibits the emperor himself from having powers related to government.

“The emperor’s words are not remarks that would exert an influence on the government, so I do not feel they present any issue related to the Constitution,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a press conference following the release of the message.

Parliamentary chiefs also issued statements as any alteration of the law would require Diet deliberation.

“We hope that discussion of the nature of the imperial family will take place across every level of society from now on and that Diet lawmakers will act responsibly in taking that discussion into account,” House of Representatives Speaker Tadamori Oshima said in his statement.

Government and political heavyweights offered a range of responses to the video message following its release.

Internal Affairs Minister Sanae Takaichi said the emperor’s resolve to perform his duties to the fullest for as long as he remains emperor should be “regarded as a welcome and venerable thing.”

“I think (the emperor) felt a strong sense of responsibility in saying those words,” Takaichi said.

“We must realize that Japanese people far and wide will feel an affinity with the (emperor’s) words,” Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party, told reporters.

Katsuya Okada, head of the main opposition Democratic Party, said it is important that forthcoming debate over the emperor’s role and duties be carried out “calmly” in the Diet.

“If the debate is too wide-ranging, it could fall out of line with the drift of the (emperor’s) message,” Okada said.

“I think the emperor spoke in sufficient accord with his role as prescribed in the Constitution,” he added.

Japanese Communist Party leader Kazuo Shii said abdication “needs to be considered” and it is the responsibility of Japan’s politicians to do so.


HK not ‘anti-China’ over Olympics: Lau Ming-wai


The chairman of the government’s Youth Commission, Lau Ming-wai, has dismissed a claim that Hong Kong people were delighted when China failed to win any gold medals on the first day of the Rio Olympics, after a leader of a top think tank warned such anti-mainland sentiment was likely to infuriate Beijing.

Lau Siu-kai, the vice-president of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies, said the excitement shown by some Hong Kong residents over China’s Olympic performance was a clear sign of a deteriorating relationship between the SAR and the mainland. He added that Beijing could scrap the “One Country, Two Systems” principle if such anti-mainland sentiments increased.

But Lau Ming-wai said he hadn’t noticed such a reaction from Hong Kong people over the Olympics.

He said the media shouldn’t exaggerate comments made online, being as “those who speak loudly don’t necessarily represent mainstream views”.

The Youth Commission chairman also said local young people could happily support both the SAR and China delegations.

School Board suspends Toronto teacher who called killer of Israeli girl a “hero”


The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board announced on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, that it has suspended Nadia Shoufani, an elementary teacher based at St. Catherine of Sienna. The Board noted that “concerns raised by the community and public at large regarding Nadia’s professional conduct, have been referred to the Ontario College of Teachers for investigation and review.”

Nancy Marshall, Communications Officer for the school board, told B’nai Brith that the investigation into Shoufani’s conduct has been elevated to the Ontario College of Teachers, which will cooperate with the school board in this regard.

“We applaud the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board for taking decisive action by suspending Shoufani,” said Berl Nadler, Co-Chair of CIJA in the GTA. “We are appreciative that Mayor Crombie and other officials have been sensitive to our concerns and responsive in this serious matter. It is disturbing to think that someone who is entrusted with the responsibilities of a teacher would be among the leading voices at a toxic, antisemitic event like Al-Quds Day.”

“It is heartening to see the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board do the right thing,” said Amanda Hohmann, National Director of B’nai Brith Canada’s League for Human Rights. “There is no room for the glorification of terrorists and terrorism in Canadian classrooms.”

On July 2, 2016, Shoufani was a speaker at the Al-Quds Day protest held at Queens Park in Toronto. Al-Quds Day was established by Iran’s Islamic regime as a means of promoting the destruction of Israel through annual events held in cities worldwide. In her speech Shoufani called on attendees to “support the resistance in any form” and to “liberate Palestine from the [Jordan] river to the [Mediterranean] sea.”

B’nai Brith had previously contacted the Ontario College of Teachers, which explained that complaints against teachers can only be filed by students, parents or school boards, rather than members of the general public.

“We have already filed a complaint with the Ontario College of Teachers, and will be following up to urge the College to take meaningful action in this case,” added Joel Reitman, Co-Chair of CIJA in the GTA.

Toronto teacher calls a terrorist who killed a 4 year old Israeli girl a “hero”

Nadia Shoufani, a Toronto teacher, was one of the speakers at the annual pro Iranian Islamic Al-Quds Day Rally in Toronto which was held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 in solidarity with the Palestinian people and in support of the call of Iranian regime to oppose Zionism and Israel’s right to exist.

A graduate of the American University of Beirut and a former employee at UNRWA, Shoufani is a teacher for Special Education, ESL, Literacy and Science at Dufferin-Peel District School Board. “Ms. Shoufani” ismentioned as a SERT/ESL teacher at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School in Mississauga. Nadia Shoufaniis also affiliated with the Palestine Solidarity Movement and Actions4Palestine and is a director at the Arab Canadian Cultural Association.

In her speech at AL-Quds Day rally, Shoufani expressed her support of the Palestinian struggle “in any form possible” to liberate “all Palestine”, meaning the destruction of the State of Israel. The following are excerpts from Shoufani’s speech accompanied with CIJnews comments:

Nadia Shoufani: “Yesterday [July 1, 2016] the Israeli occupation forces shot dead, executed a 27 year oldwoman, a pregnant woman, killing her. That means killing two, two people, the woman and her baby. Hercousin Mohammad 17 year old, was executed the day before.”

CIJnews: The Palestinian pregnant woman Sarah Tarairah who was shot dead while committing a stabbing attack in an attempt to kill an Israeli policeman. “Her [Sarah’s] cousin Mohammad” is Mohammad Tarairah who was killed by Israeli forces after her broke into a house and stabbed a 13-year-old American-Israeli girl to death while she was sleeping.

Nadia Shoufani: “I urge you not to be silent. I urge you to speak up, to resist this occupation and support the steadfastness of Palestinians. Support the resistance in any form that is possible. I urge you to support the BDS, the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions against Israel…”

CIJnews: Since September 13, 2015 till July 3, 2016, the Palestinian al-Quds Intifada (“popular” struggle which includes terrorist attacks), also known as the Knife Intifada, claimed the life of 40 Israelis and 511 were injured in 155 stabbing attacks (including 76 attempted attacks), 96 shootings, 45 vehicular (ramming) attacks, one vehicle (bus) bombing and thousands incidents of firebombings and stone/rock throwing.

Nadia Shoufani: “Palestine will be liberated with your efforts. Glory to the martyrs. Victory, freedom to theprisoners and liberation for the Palestinians, all Palestinians From the river [Jordan River] to the sea [Mediterranean Sea] Palestine will be free.”

CIJnews: Who are the “Palestinian prisoners”? Most of the Palestinian prisoners were convicted of involvement in terrorist activities. This group includes among others suicide bombers captured alive, dispatchers of suicide bombers, mass murderers, leaders of terrorist organizations, terrorists who killed civilians and those who attempted or planned to kill civilians.

One of the so called “Palestinian political prisoners” is Abdullah al-Barghouthi (عبد الله البرغوثي), who was a leading commander of Hamas’ armed wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, in the West Bank and was also one of the organization’s chief bomb makers (“engineer”).

Barghouthi was convicted of involvement in terror attacks that claimed many victims, including the suicide attacks in Café Moment and Sbarro in Jerusalem, the Sheffield Club in Rishon Lezion, and the bus 4 line in Tel Aviv. In total, Barghouti was responsible for the murder of 66 Israelis and the injury of some 500. In 2004 he was sentenced to 67 life sentences.

In his book “The Prince of ShadowAbdullah al-Barghouthi tells the story of his life focusing on his role in masterminding the series of deadly terrorist attacks aimed at Israeli civilians.

The following are excerpts from his book (originally Arabic), that shed a light on the terrorist (“political”) nature of Barghouthi’s activities:

Blowing donkey’s head in live experiment of an explosive charge

p. 49-50

One day when I stayed at the warehouse I [went] to pray the morning prayer at the village’s mosque and on my way back I noticed a white donkey, which had no tail because one of the teens set its tail on fire few months before. After the [second] Intifada broke out [September 2000] one of the teens wrote on its two sides [of the body] the words ‘death to [Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon’ and since that day the name of this donkey was Sharon’s donkey.

An idea occurred to me and I went with it. I grabbed Sharon’s donkey and I went with the donkey to the warehouse, and from there I took one of the bobby-trapped cellular phones and rode on the donkey to a land lot owned by my father, which is located in a land in the outskirts of the village [most probably Beit Rima], which is planted with olive and almond trees, many many almond [trees].

There I placed the [cellular] phone on the head of donkey ‘Sharon’ and I tied it tight. I dialed the [number of the] phone from another [cellular] phone and the line was automatically connected. After I moved away from the donkey Sharon, meaning Sharon’s donkey, I heard the sound of its breathing through the other [cellular] device which I had with me. I sent the command from my cellphone in order to blow other cellphone, and thus the head of the donkey Sharon was blown.

That was the first live experiment I executed in Palestine, and thus Sharon became headless. In spite of the small size of the cellular phone the [explosive] material I planted inside it was very powerful, and even more powerful than necessary”.

Chronology of suicide bombing attack in a restaurant

P. 55-67

The [story of the] hero, the martyr of al-Qassam [Brigades] Izz a-Din al-Masri… I asked Iyman Halawa [commander of al-Qassam Brigades in the area of Nablus] to send me one of the people who want to blow themselves…

After long thought the cell of Muhammad Daghlas was chosen to carry out the operation. The main reason was that Muhammad Daghlas had a very important thing and this was the sister, the jihad fighter Ahlam al-Tamimi… I knew that she was chosen based on the highest specifications in terms of full discretion, high sense of security and true belief in the path of Izz a-Din al-Qassam Brigades…

In the next morning, without knowing that it was the day in which the suicide bomber Izz a-Din al-Masri was about to arrive from Nablus to Ramallah, Bilal [al-Barghouuthi] came early to a mosque in order to pray there and to wait to a person who would escort him in carrying out the operation.

After I gave Bilal the code word and the word for identifying each other he went and brought Izz a-Din al-Masri… [to] one of the apartments that I had rented…

Bilal returned to my apartment and told me what he did. I said to him: ‘well done’ and asked him to go to a shop for musical instruments to buy for me a guitar… with a case made of leather…

Bilal returned and placed the guitar on the table and said: “who do you intend to give this guitar to? Is there an operation other than the operation of the suicide bomber Izz a-Din al-Masri?’ I said to him: ‘I won’t start today [carrying out any operation] but the operation of Izz a-Din al-Masri.’ He replied: ‘Where is the explosive belt?’ I said: ‘The time of the explosive belts is over and now it is the time of the explosive melodies.’

After that, I asked him to instruct Muhammad Daghlas to call Ahlam al-Tamimi to arrive in the City of Ramallah…

The previous night… I started preparing and bobby-trapping the guitar and that took all night and when I finished I laid my head down on the pillow to sleep… I woke up to the sound of a knocking on the door and I was told that Ahlam arrived in Ramallah…

I gave Bilal the guitar and he went to the place where Muhammad Daghlas and the suicide bomber Izz a-Din al-Masri stayed…

I sent a message to Bilal al-Barghouthi to dispatch the suicide bomber, Izz a-Din al-Masri, with Muhammad Daghlas in order to bring him to the sister Ahlam al-Tamimi. After that, when the dawn came, less than an hour and half since the go-ahead, Ahalm Tamimi greeted the suicide bomber and brought him to Jerusalem after she crossed the checkpoints without being checked or having any trouble as she had journalistic document that made it easier for her to travel between cities, and as she was a young lady and did not attracted attention [as a potential suspect]…

The martyr Izz a-Din al-Masri arrived at… Sbarro restaurant [in Jerusalem]. He crossed the street heading to the restaurant carrying the guitar… I was the one who decided that the guitar would be the device [used by the suicide bomber] and not the explosive belt, as across the street in which Sbarro restaurant was located there were a music school and a store of musical instruments. Some of the students of this school would walk in the street carrying their musical instruments and some of them would enter [Sbarro restaurant] to eat pizza carrying their musical instrument without being checked by the security guard, who was standing at the entrance of the restaurant. Thus Izz a-Din [al-Masri] arrived [at Sbarro restaurant] without an impediment of any kind. His appearance was very ordinary in terms of clothing, which I chose for him…

The suicide bomber Izz a-Din blew himself up and climbed to the sky… he managed to kill 15 Zionists and to injure 156, most of them suffered permanent impairments and disabilities… [I wish you Izz a-Din al-Masri] the gardens of eternity and Allah will take care of you…”

Nadia Shoufani‘s postings on Facebook (mostly in Arabic)

February 12, 2016 – “Please join us in activities supporting the [Palestinian] intifada… Humiliate them. They all worth [not more than] the shoe of every fighter and every martyr.”

December 22, 2015 – The “martyrdom” of Samir Kuntar is a “testament for heroism”, wrote Shoufani. She added: “Blessed be Samir for his martyrdom with dignity and pride.”

December 21, 2015 – “Samir Kuntar is one of the heroes of my land. He sacrificed himself for the struggle/ resistance and Palestine… Samir, O Fierce fighter… You have the glory and the pride of the martyrdom!”

CIJnews: Who was Samir Kuntar? At the age of 16, Samir Kuntar, then a member of the Palestine Liberation Front, infiltrated with three other fellow terrorists into Israel, participated in the killing of an Israeli policeman and attempted kidnapping of an Israeli family in Nahariya that resulted in the deaths of four Israelis. During this attack Kuntar murdered an Israeli civilian and smashed the head of his 4 year-old daughter on beach rocks and crushed her skull with the butt of his rifle.

After being released in 2008 from the Israeli jail as part of Israel–Hezbollah prisoner swap, Kuntar joined the ranks the Lebanese terrorist Shiite Hezbollah organization and worked for building up Hezbollah’s terrorist infrastructure against Israel in the Golan Heights. On December 19, 2015, Kuntar was killed in an Israeli airstrike in the outskirts of Damascus, Syria.

November 8, 2015 – “I support the struggle/ resistance in all forms”

October 28, 2015 – “Heroic intifada”

July 31, 2015 – “Your arms represent me. They and the stones of Palestine are holy!”

July 3, 2015 – (originally in English) “This is Jerusalem! These are the Zionists … these are the occupiers … these are the criminals who stole our land and keep on attacking and assaulting our people, owners of this land, on a daily basis! This old man is the owner of this land … is my father … is my brother … is my comrade … is my rock and my pride … is the symbol of resistance!”

May 18, 2015 – “I will never recognize but the Palestine with all its grains of soil from the river [of Jordan] to the sea [Mediterranean Sea]!”

April 18, 2015 – (originally in English) “Toronto Rally yesterday in support of Palestinian Political Prisoners. Despite the Zionists counter presence on the other side of the street and the police racism, our flags were up high and our voices were heard loud and clear demanding freedom of all Palestinian prisoners.”

September 23, 2014 – “Marwan and Omar, the martyrs of the dawn, the heroes, the fighters in Hebron.”

CIJnews: Marwan Kawasmeh and Amar Abu-Aisah were operatives of the terrorist group Hamas who kidnapped at the bus/hitchhiking stop three Israeli teens (Naftali Frenkel, 16, Gilad Shaer, 16, and Eyal Yifrah,19) and murdered them.

May 13, 2014 – “O my people, you have a rifle… O my people, You have Allah and a rifle, or, sorry, perhaps more correctly to say that you have only a rifle, only a rifle, only a rifle. O my people fight/ resist. Whatever was taken by force will never be restored but by force!”

February 28, 2014 – “New groom is get married to Palestine!… Blessed be you, Mu’taz [Washaha] You have written the finest verses of love, heroism and loyalty to Palestine… Blessed are Abu Ali [Mustafa, leader of Palestinian terrorist group the Palestinian for the Liberation of Palestine – PFLP], al-Hakeem [nickname of George Habash, founder and leader of PFLP], Ghassan [Kanafani, senior operative of PFLP], Wadie [Haddad, leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine’s armed wing], and Abu Ghassan [nickname of Ahmad Sa’adat, the current leader of PFLP], blessed be us and Palestine because of you and your rifle!”

CIJnews: Mu’taz Washaha was an operative of the Palestinian terrorist group PFLP who was killed in a shootout with Israeli forces on February 27, 2014.

See more on AL-Quds Day rally in Toronto (July 2, 2016):

Toronto Islamic rally: Allah promised us that Israel will be destroyed by Muslims

Muslim Socialist Speaker In Toronto: Kill Israeli Jews

Organizer of pro Iran Islamic Al-Quds rally: We are the real Canadians, not “selfie” Trudeau



A Muslim-American woman competing in the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Ibtihaj Muhammad, made history as the first American Olympic participant to wear a hijab while competing. The fencer won her first round, then lost in a second round. She is due to take part in a team competition later on during the Olympics. However, with all the media attention she has received to date for wearing the hijab and speaking out as a Muslim advocate against her country’s treatment of Muslims as well as against Donald Trump, you would think she had already won the gold.

Rather than focus on the fact that she was representing America as part of Team USA, Ms. Muhammad chose to distance herself from her fellow Americans. Before the competition even began, she complained about not feeling safe in America because she was a Muslim. She has been whining about how she feels threatened because of her faith, and has politicized the Olympic Games with derogatory comments regarding Donald Trump’s candidacy for president.

Considering that “anti-Semitic crimes accounted for roughly 60 percent of religious hate crimes last year,” according to a 2015 Washington Post report, and “anti-Muslim crimes now make up about 13 percent of religiously-motivated hate crimes,” the Jewish-American Olympic competitors would have had more reason to speak out about not feeling safe in America. However, they are in Rio to compete for the gold on behalf of their country, not to trash it.

“I wish that, not just my life, but the lives of Muslims all over the world were a little bit easier, particularly in the United States,” Ms. Muhammad was quoted by the Associated Press as saying after arriving in Rio for the competition.  (Emphasis added.) “I’m hoping that with my first-time appearance as a member of Team USA here at the Olympics, I’m hoping that the rhetoric around the Muslim community will change.”

This is a woman who had the opportunity to meet with President Obama and even offer the First Lady a fencing lesson. Indeed, Ibtihaj Muhammad has lived the American dream. She graduated from a top school, Duke University, where she attended on a scholarship. To fund her ambitions to become a world class fencer, she worked as a substitute teacher and fencing coach. She also founded her own clothing line Louella. And she has gotten some big name corporate endorsements. She missed qualifying for the 2012 Olympics, but continued working hard to make the 2016 team, which, to her credit, she succeeded in doing.

Explaining her primary motivation for going after a spot on the 2016 team, Ibtihaj Muhammad focused on her attachment to the Muslim community, not simply on the honor to represent America. She said, “When I heard that there had never been a Muslim woman on the U.S. team to wear the hijab, that is when I made this conscious decision to go for 2016.” She added: “I am excited to represent not just myself, my family and my country – but also the greater Muslim community.”

If Ms. Muhammad were truly interested in representing “the greater Muslim community,” she should use her celebrity status to speak out against the atrocious living conditions of women in Saudi Arabia, Iran and other Muslim majority countries.

Did Ms. Muhammad by chance have the opportunity to speak with any of the very few female competitors from Saudi Arabia, for example? That devout Muslim country discriminates against its own female population, all under the banner of Islam’s sharia law. It is allowing just four women athletes to compete in the Olympics this year, after having received an ultimatum from Olympic authorities in 2012. At home in Saudi Arabia, women are not even allowed to attend national team competitions as spectators, let alone participate in any tournaments or state organized sports leagues of their own. “Our society can be very conservative,” said Prince Fahad bin Jalawi al-Saud, a consultant to the Saudi Olympic Committee. “It has a hard time accepting that women can compete in sports.”

More generally, there is strict gender segregation in Saudi Arabia. And merely wearing a hijab head cover would not be enough to keep a woman out of trouble for dressing too immodestly.

In commenting on the recent spate of Islamic terrorism, Ms. Muhammad blamed it on an “unhealthy situation” caused by “(M)isunderstanding of religion, of what different societies need in order to thrive.” It would appear that Ms. Muhammad has a basic misunderstanding of the doctrines in her own religion that have fueled violent jihad around the world.

As an example of political correctness run amok, there was mounting pressure on Michael Phelps, who was elected by his teammates to serve as flag bearer in the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, to decline the honor in favor of Ibtihaj Muhammad, who came in second in the voting. Various media outlets called for Phelps to yield. Perhaps the most ridiculous article was a CNN op-ed piece addressed to Phelps by W. Kamau Bell, in which the author says that “America has enough tall, successful, rich white guys hogging the spotlight” and that “Muhammad carrying the flag would be nearly a one-stop inclusion shop.”

The Olympics should be all about sports competition for the top prize based on merit. It should not be about religious faiths or domestic politics. Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, earned the honor to carry the flag on behalf of the United States. Muhammad has not earned that honor, unless being Muslim, wearing a hijab while competing and trashing her country constitute the new standard of “excellence.”



In the spring of 2000, Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy Ricky Kinchen and fellow Deputy Aldranon English went to serve a warrant in downtown Atlanta. Both Kinchen and English were African-American.

Kinchen had graduated Morris Brown College, a historically black college that had been founded in 1881 and named after one of the founders of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He had spent almost a decade serving the public in his current job and was married to Sherese Kinchen and had two children.

At his killer’s trial, Sherese testified that, “When Ricky was killed, I lost a part of myself. Ricky was not only my husband, he was my friend for 18 years. He was my confidant and my rock, and now he’s gone.”

Ricky Kinchen and Aldranon English were approaching a store owned by Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, formerly known as H Rap Brown. Brown had converted to Islam after a term in prison and a shootout with police officers in the seventies. He had shot to fame as the very violent chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Typical lines included, “It’s time for Cambridge to explode, baby. Black folks built America, and if America don’t come around, we’re going to burn America down.”

When Kinchen and English were approaching him, Brown was known as Imam Al-Amin, a Muslim religious leader who headed the Community Mosque and was a key figure in the National Ummah.

He was no less of a terrorist for it.

Al-Amin opened fire with a rifle on the two African-American law enforcement officers. Deputy Aldranon English was wounded and he stumbled to a nearby field to save his life. Deputy Kinchen was shot and fell. Al-Amin ran out of bullets, took a handgun from his black Mercedes, pointed it at the fallen African-American officer as he lay dying and shot him between the legs three times.

Deputy English survived the attack. Later he would break down in tears on the stand as he described the murder of his partner. Defense lawyers for Al-Amin worked to rig the jury, removing anyone who disliked the violent racist Black Panthers hate group that Al-Amin, in his former life as H Rap Brown, had been associated with. They ended up with a jury of six black men, three black women, two white women and one Hispanic woman.

The jury, including the six black men and three black women, found Al-Amin guilty as hell of the murder of an African-American police officer. Al-Amin and his two wives, the younger of whom was a teenager when they were married, who lived in houses three miles apart from each other, frowned as the verdict was read. Al-Amin was sentenced to life in prison. There would be no parole.

Outside the church where Deputy Ricky Kinchen was buried, the line of police cruisers stretched for miles as officers paid tribute to a fallen brother. His casket, covered in the flag, was carried out to honor and glory. If there had been any justice, Deputy Kinchen would be remembered as a hero.

Instead Al-Amin has become a martyr among black nationalists, including among the latest incarnation of the racist movement, Black Lives Matter.

The recently released Black Lives Matter policy agenda calls for freeing a number of cop killers, including the murderer of Deputy Ricky Kinchen.

Al-Amin is one of Black Lives Matter’s heroes. It doesn’t matter at all that he took a black life.

Black lives don’t matter to Black Lives Matter. Black Nationalist terrorism does. The racist hate group describes the murderers of black and white police officers as “political prisoners”. It demands the removal of Assata Shakur, a particular icon of Black Lives Matter, from “international terrorist lists” and an end to the bounty for the capture of the fugitive who helped murder New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster.

Black Lives Matter also agitates on behalf of Kamau Sadiki, formerly known as Freddie Hilton, Assatu Shakur’s ex-boyfriend.

Hilton had been busted for the sexual abuse of his girlfriend’s 12-year-old daughter. The Black Nationalist icon had allegedly molested the little girl for seven years. Eager to get out of trouble, he began talking to the police and it didn’t take them long to connect him to the murder of Officer James Green who had been killed by Hilton on orders from a superior in the Black Liberation Army.

If the life of Officer James Green doesn’t matter to Black Lives Matter, perhaps the life of that little girl should.

But it clearly doesn’t.

Finally Black Lives Matter’s policy agenda speaks out for the murderers of Sergeant John V. Young. Young was killed with a shotgun blast inside a police station by Black Nationalist terrorists who were also involved in the attempted murders of seven police officers. One of their vilest crimes was the bombing of St. Brendan’s Church where the funeral of Patrolman Harold Hamilton had been taking place.

Hamilton’s three little children were nearby when the bomb, filled with nails and screws, went off.

If all had gone off according to plan, the bomb would have exploded as the casket with the fallen officer was being carried past it. But the timing was off and no one was hurt. But not for lack of trying.

“To the violent and the criminal our efforts to halt this kind of lawlessness will be condemned as acts of oppression,” Governor Ronald Reagan declared. “Let them call it what they will. I’m unable to hear the whimper of the criminal above the cry of the victim and the weeping of his widow and children.”

Black Lives Matter still calls it oppression. It demands that we hear the whimper of the cop killer.

It is no coincidence that the cop killers that Black Lives Matter is agitating for were associated with the Black Liberation Army. Or that the hate group traffics in rhetoric about police genocide that is ominously similar to those of the racist killers and terrorists that it defends.

Black Lives Matter does not care about the lives of black people or of anyone else. It is a terrorist organization that seeks power through terror. It plays the victim as cover for its abuses.

The life of Ricky Kinchen has no value or worth to Black Lives Matter. It cares nothing about the pain that the father of two felt when Al-Amin stood over him, pointed a gun and pulled the trigger for no other reason than to torture him and to cause a dying officer more unspeakable pain.

We must never forget that this is what Black Lives Matter supports. We must never forget that these are their heroes and their role models. We must never forget that the murder of police officers associated with Black Lives Matter campaigns is not an accident, but a design.

That is why Black Lives Matter complains about the execution of Black Nationalist terrorist Micah X. Johnson after his murder of 5 Dallas police officers in its policy agenda. Whether it’s decades ago or today, Black Lives Matter supports the murderers of police officers.

School Board Suspends Mississauga Teacher Who Praised Terrorists

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board announced today that it has suspended with pay Nadia Shoufani, a teacher from St. Catherine of Siena Separate School who, as first reported by CIJNews, praised terrorists at the Toronto al-Quds Day hatefest in July.

B’nai Brith Canada was the only major Jewish organization to monitor al-Quds Day rallies nationwide and the first to file complaints with police, leading to separate investigations into Shoufani by both her school board and Toronto Police. B’nai Brith also demanded action from the relevant provincial government officials and local school board trustees.

“It is heartening to see the school board treating this matter seriously,” said Amanda Hohmann, National Director of B’nai Brith Canada’s League for Human Rights. “At a time when the antisemitic BDS movement is being embraced by one of Canada’s major political parties, and when perpetrators of antisemitism are rarely held to account, this is a positive step.”

Nancy Marshall, Communications Officer for the school board, told B’nai Brith that the investigation into Shoufani’s conduct has been elevated to the Ontario College of Teachers, which will cooperate with the school board in this regard. B’nai Brith had previously contacted the Ontario College of Teachers, which explained that complaints against teachers can only be filed by students, parents or school boards, rather than members of the general public.

B’nai Brith will continue to monitor the various investigations into antisemitic incitement at this year’s Toronto al-Quds Day rally, and is calling for the hatefest to be banned in future years.