B’nai Brith attack on Canadian professor has roots in Zionist false flag tactics by RAFIQ for the American Herald Tribune

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OCTOBER 13 ,2016

BY RAFIQ
B’nai Brith attack on Canadian professor has roots in Zionist false flag tactics
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Anthony Hall

In late August a sensational anti-Jewish screed and graphic were posted on the Facebook page of University of Lethbridge professor Anthony Hall.

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As a result, B’nai Brith Canada launched a legal campaign against Dr. Hall for committing a “hate crime,” followed by an ongoing campaign to have him dismissed from his tenured position after twenty-six years.

fb_bb_22ad81111-1Although the racist, hate-mongering Facebook post was ostensibly put on Dr. Hall’s page by someone self-identified as “Glen Davidson,” B’nai Brith launched no legal campaign against this person. Instead, it succeeded in having the Lethbridge Police Service open an investigation of Dr. Hall. As reported by CTV News Calgary, B’nai Brith said that “by allowing” the anti-Semitic post “to remain on his Facebook page, Hall was committing a hate crime.” [1]

CTV News Calgary went on to falsely report that “Hall did eventually remove the offending post.” In fact Dr. Hall didn’t know about the post’s existence until after B’nai Brith had successfully lobbied Facebook to take it down. As reported by Now Magazine, Facebook removed the post after initially, and ludicrously, claiming that it didn’t violate the website’s standards. [2]

For its part, as reported by J.W. Schnarr at the Lethbridge Herald (Sept. 29, 2016), the Lethbridge Police Service has stated that the post, “while extremely offensive and inappropriate, does not meet the threshold for intent set out in the Criminal Code of Canada for advocating genocide or public incitement of hatred.’” [3] Although this finding fails to dissociate Dr. Hall from the anti-Semitic posting and thus does nothing to restore his reputation, the upshot is that no criminal charges are going to be laid against him for committing a “hate crime.”

lh_c389aSo if not a hate crime, what are the grounds for B’nai Brith’s ongoing campaign to destroy the career of a respected historian known for his moral courage in standing up for Indigenous rights both in Canada and around the world? And why has the University of Lethbridge decided to bow to the pressure of B’nai Brith and seek Dr. Hall’s dismissal, as reported in the American Herald Tribune? [4]

According to the Lethbridge Herald, at issue are claims against Dr. Hall that involve “the alleged spread of conspiracy theories and anti-Zionist propaganda.” The newspaper goes on to explain that Dr. Hall “promotes the idea of a global Zionist conspiracy to foster hatred of Muslims through ‘false flag’ terror events, beginning with the 9/11 terror attacks in New York City.” [5] CTV News Calgary adds that Dr. Hall is known for “condemning Israel and implying agents of that country were behind the 9/11 attacks in New York.” [6]

These statements make it clear that Dr. Hall has aligned himself against Zionism and against the political machinations of Israel. Nowhere is it suggested that Dr. Hall has aligned himself against the Jewish people. Yet B’nai Brith insists that Zionism and the Jewish people are synonymous and that to question Zionism is to be anti-Semitic. The two are conflated in its rhetoric against Dr. Hall:

B’nai Brith continues to demand that the University of Lethbridge investigate, to guarantee that students are not subjected to Hall’s anti-Zionist itinerary.

Does the University of Lethbridge feel that Holocaust denial, accusations of world Zionist conspiracy plots and antisemitism are the legitimate “results of research and scholarship?”

Hall’s personal antisemitism cannot be separated from his academic career. [7]

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Here, Dr. Hall’s stance against Zionism is conflated with denial of the Jewish holocaust and with anti-Semitism – understood as hatred of Jews. It makes no difference that Dr. Hall has been legally absolved of committing a “hate crime.” It makes no difference that in an article he published in the American Herald Tribune, he has vocally decried the racist posting placed on his Facebook page. [8] B’nai Brith has branded him an “anti-Semite.” As Now Magazine puts it in a slanderous and libelous article smearing Dr. Hall, his critique of Zionism means that he is a “Jew-hater.” [9]

The University of Lethbridge has given every indication that it agrees with this assessment. In early October university president Dr. Michael Mahon declared that Dr. Hall’s actions “appear to contravene Section 3 of the Alberta Human Rights Act,” and he promptly suspended Dr. Hall without pay while the university investigates the situation. In explaining his suspension of a tenured professor without due process and without any finding of wrongdoing, Dr. Mahon echoed the accusations and rhetoric of B’nai Brith, citing both the use of Dr. Hall’s Facebook page “for virulent anti-semitic comments” and his research into Israel’s role in 9/11, which Dr. Mahon interprets as an accusation against “Jewish individuals,” absurdly denying Israel’s diverse ethnic makeup.

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Dictionaries generally define “Zionism” as “a political movement that supports the maintenance and preservation of the state of Israel as a Jewish homeland, originally arising in the late 1800s with the goal of re-establishing a Jewish homeland in the region of Palestine.” [10] This proper view of Zionism as “a political movement” distinct from Jewish people themselves is supported by many individuals and organizations within the Jewish community. They condemn the genocidal tactics used by Israel in its campaign against the Palestinian people as it seeks to create a state that is solely Jewish.

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For example, in a recent fundraising email, Jewish Voice for Peace provides this testimony from a retreat participant, “Jake said he’d grown up participating in Zionist youth movements, and travelling to Israel. So when he began to understand the extent of human rights abuses against Palestinians, and the lengths that mainstream Jewish society goes to silence them, he felt like he’d lost something huge. He believed he’d never feel at home in a Jewish community again. And then he found JVP.” [11]

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The website True Torah Jews takes an even stronger stand against the Zionist political project. In an article explaining that the German Zionists colluded with the National Socialists in creating hostility against the Jews of Germany as a means of ensuring their expulsion to Palestine, the website writes, “We implore and beseech our Jewish brethren to realize that the Zionists are not the saviors of the Jewish People and guarantors of their safety, but rather the instigators and original cause of Jewish suffering in the Holy Land and worldwide.” [12]

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Indeed, under the Transfer Agreement of 1933, concluded between Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist government and Chaim Arlosoroff of the World Zionist Organization, tens of thousands of German Jews were able to migrate to Palestine with their wealth. This seemingly humane cooperation between the National Socialists and the Zionists was in fact based on their shared racist ideas about ethnicity and nationhood. Both agreed that for the good of each “race,” Germans and Jews should no longer live side by side. Absolute separation of the “races” was necessary.

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Thus, when the National Socialists adopted the “Nuremberg laws” of 1935, which prohibited sex and marriage between Germans and Jews, who were no longer regarded as Germans but reconceived as an “alien minority,” the Zionists were pleased. Only on a rising tide of anti-Semitic sentiment could the Zionist political project be achieved. The founder of modern Zionism, Theodor Herzl, “maintained that anti-Semitism is not an aberration, but a natural and completely understandable response by non-Jews to alien Jewish behavior and attitudes. The only solution, he argued, is for Jews to recognize reality and live in a separate state of their own.” [13]

The article by True Torah Jews goes on to explain the tactics of such Zionists – thus shedding light on the conduct of B’nai Brith and its accolades at Now Magazine:

It has been the age-old intention of Zionism to intentionally stir up anti-Semitism anywhere possible, and even more commonly, to take advantage of any Jewish suffering anywhere in order to enhance its cause. Indeed, hatred of Jews and Jewish suffering is the oxygen of the Zionist movement, and from the very beginning [its intention] has been to deliberately incite hatred of the Jew and then, in feigned horror, use it to justify the existence of the Zionist state – this is, of course, Machiavellianism raised to the highest degree. Thus, the Zionists thrive on hatred and suffering of Jews, and seek to benefit thereby through keeping Jews in perpetual fear, causing them to ignore the true nature of Zionism, and instead to consider the Zionist state as their salvation.

In his article in the American Herald Tribune discussing his treatment at the hands of B’nai Brith Canada, Dr. Hall speculates that B’nai Brith may have been behind the anti-Semitic screed and graphic that were posted on his Facebook page. [14] The Lethbridge Herald makes note of this observation: “The discussion also turned to the possibility that some of the organizations currently demanding Hall be disciplined for his statements could have made the posting themselves in order to discredit him and to fuel their argument.” [15] However, this concern is framed by the Lethbridge Herald as dismissible out of hand and in need of no actual journalistic investigation.

Yet the description of Zionism offered by True Torah Jews suggests that Dr. Hall may indeed be right about the tactics being employed against him by B’nai Brith. Clearly, in the case of Dr. Hall, B’nai Brith is bent on seeing anti-Semitism where there is none. Moreover, B’nai Brith does not appear to have attempted to identify or pursue charges against the claimed poster of the racist screed and graphic, “Glen Davidson.” Nor has it sought to identify or pursue charges against the creator of the posting, even though it depicts a known cartoonist, Ben Garrison, assaulting an Orthodox Jew.

If the Lethbridge Herald had done some investigating, it would have unearthed a story that is entirely consistent with the description of Zionism offered by True Torah Jews. It would have discovered what Arthur Topham of Radical Press learned when he contacted Garrison and asked him about the anti-Semitic posting, in which Garrison is supposed to profess, “I will not rest until every single filthy, parasitic kike is rounded up and slaughtered. The greedy hook-nosed kikes know that their days are numbered … KILL ALL JEWS NOW! EVERY LAST ONE.”

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* Original Post Planted on Dr. Hall’s Facebook page and then removed by Facebook without any notice at to the victim of the social media false flag from Facebook or its partner B’nai Brith

In Garrison’s words, “that Photoshopped image of me assaulting that Orthodox Jewish man continues to circulate and be posted everywhere. Ironically, it was created by a 20 year old Jewish kid named Joshua Goldberg. He was arrested by the FBI about a year ago for sending bomb making instructions to what he thought was a Muslim terrorist – instead it was an FBI undercover agent. Goldberg is now pleading mental illness, but for years he was allowed to stir up trouble from his parent’s basement in Florida. For some reason he enjoyed targeting me and he’s the one who created that image as well as many other hate screeds.” [16]joshua_goldberg_1ada2

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Joshua Goldberg’s arrest is confirmed by newspaper reports. One is in the Sydney Morning Herald, where we learn that Goldberg “is suspected of a number of other online hoaxes, including posing online as prominent Australian lawyer, Josh Bornstein … In the Bornstein hoax, Goldberg established a blog on the Times of Israel in the lawyer’s name before posting an inflammatory article calling for the ‘extermination’ of Palestinians. The Times retracted the article and apologised.’” [17]

In response to the revelations about Goldberg, Dr. Kevin Barrett of Truth Jihad Radio has called the anti-Semitic post that turned up on Dr. Hall’s Facebook page a “weaponized image” that “was created by a Jewish-Zionist false flag provocateur and instigator of phony ‘Islamic terrorism,’ presumably to be used precisely the way it was deployed against Tony Hall.” [18] Indeed, Goldberg’s own description of one of his other plots is consistent with this conclusion. As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald, “the fake jihadi also claimed a friendship with anti-Islamophobia campaigner Mariam Veiszadeh, but only to smear her reputation.” [19]

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In light of the context that produced the anti-Semitic screed and graphic at the centre of the attack on Dr. Hall’s character, B’nai Brith’s failure to investigate the posting’s origins and its determination to focus instead on branding Dr. Hall an “anti-Semite” look suspicious. And given the Zionist movement’s history of duplicitous dealings, as discussed by True Torah Jews, one can understand the historical context of the research done by Dr. Hall and other scholars that shows 9/11 was an Israeli false flag operation conducted in collusion with the CIA.

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Indeed, the Mossad agents who were arrested in New Jersey on 9/11 and later quietly returned to Israel would themselves admit on national television that they had been in New Jersey “to document the event.” [20] This statement, which makes clear that Mossad had prior knowledge of the 9/11 attack, is supported by additional research showing that Mossad agents pretending to be art students had unfettered access to the twin towers and had every means and opportunity to plant the demolition explosives that have been identified in dust samples from ground zero. [21]

Also consistent with this emerging picture of Zionism’s tactics is Mossad’s own motto: “By Deception We Shall Rule and Do War.” From a groundling like Joshua Goldberg to the state of Israel itself, one sees that deception is indeed key to the Zionist’s genocidal project against the Palestinian people and – through the Israeli-US fabricated “war on terror” – against Muslims everywhere. Those who stand against the inhumanity of Zionism should be applauded. Like Dr. Hall, they are not anti-Semites but heroes.

Notes

[1] CTV News Calgary, “Fallout of U of L Professor’s Controversial Views,” September 2016, http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=962755.

[2] Bernie Farber, “Facebook Removes Anti-Semitic Post after Online Blowback,” Now Magazine, 7 September 2016, https://nowtoronto.com/news/facebook-removes-anti-semitic-post-after-online-blowback/.

[3] J.W. Schnarr, “Professor Investigated by U of L,” Lethbridge Herald, 29 September 2016, http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/local-news/2016/09/29/professor-investigated-by-u-of-l/.

[4] Rafiq, “Canadian Professor Libelously Targeted as ‘Anti-Semite’ in Coordinated Attack,” American Herald Tribune, 28 September 2016, http://ahtribune.com/world/americas/1225-canadian-professor-anti-semite.html.

[5] Schnarr, “Professor Investigated,” http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/local-news/2016/09/29/professor-investigated-by-u-of-l/.

[6] CTV News Calgary, “Fallout,” http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=962755.

[7] B’nai Brith, “Academic Freedom Does Not Include Holocaust Denial,” 28 September 2016, http://canadafreepress.com/article/academic-freedom-does-not-include-holocaust-denial#.

[8] Tony Hall, “Israeli-Canadian Thought Police Take Aim … at Me,” 21 September 2016, American Herald Tribune, http://ahtribune.com/in-depth/1210-israeli-canadian-thought-police.html.

[9] Farber, “Facebook Removes Anti-Semitic Post,” https://nowtoronto.com/news/facebook-removes-anti-semitic-post-after-online-blowback/.

[10] “Zionism,” in The Free Dictionary by Farlex, http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Zionism.

[11] Jewish Voice for Peace, https://jewishvoiceforpeace.org/.

[12] True Torah Jews, “Nazi Propaganda Was Based on What Zionists Said,” http://www.truetorahjews.org/naziismzionism.

[13] Mark Weber, “Zionism and the Third Reich,” Journal of Historical Review 13, no. 4 (1993): 29-37, http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v13/v13n4p29_weber.html.

[14] Hall, “Israeli-Canadian Thought Police,” http://ahtribune.com/in-depth/1210-israeli-canadian-thought-police.html.

[15] Schnarr, “Professor Investigated,” http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/local-news/2016/09/29/professor-investigated-by-u-of-l/.

[16] Arthur Topham, “Ceaseless Smear Campaigns by B’nai Brith Lobby and Zionist Media Must End!” Radical Press, 28 September 2016, http://www.radicalpress.com/?p=10192.

[17] Elise Potaka and Luke McMahon, “FBI Says ‘Australian IS Jihadist’ Is Actually a Jewish American Troll Named Joshua Ryne Goldberg, Sydney Morning Herald, 12 September 2015, http://www.smh.com.au/national/australian-is-jihadist-is-actually-an-jewish-american-troll-20150911-gjk852.html.

[18] Kevin Barrett, “Rafiq on the U. of Lethbridge Witch Hunt,” Truth Jihad Radio, 2 October 2016,
http://noliesradio.org/archives/120566.

[19] Potaka and McMahon, “FBI Says,” http://www.smh.com.au/national/australian-is-jihadist-is-actually-an-jewish-american-troll-20150911-gjk852.html.

[20] Christopher Bollyn, “Five Dancing Israelis,” http://www.bollyn.com/five-dancing-israelis.

[21] Dick Eastman, “The 14 Israeli ‘Art Students’ Were inside the WTC Towers Camping with Construction Passes,” 12 October 2009, http://www.rense.com/general87/14_1.htm; Niels H. Harrit et al., “Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe,” Open Chemical Physics Journal 2, no. 1 (3 April 2009): 7–31, http://benthamopen.com/contents/pdf/TOCPJ/TOCPJ-2-7.pdf.

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Canadian professor libelously targeted as “anti-semite” in coordinated attack by RAFIQ for the American Herald Tribune

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In his Now Magazine article “Facebook Removes Anti-Semitic Post after Online Blowback,” Bernie Farber explains that “the Facebook ravings on the social media site of Anthony Hall,” a tenured professor at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, have been identified as anti-Semitic. This statement might lead readers to believe that there were anti-Semitic ravings by Dr. Hall on his Facebook page, but as the article makes clear, there are no examples of such ravings by Dr. Hall, only by “one Glen Davidson,” who we are told posted these ravings on Dr. Hall’s page.

Farber goes on to state that Dr. Hall “has publicly embraced the ridiculous and obnoxious notions of Gerard Menuhin, who has purported to have proof that the Holocaust is a myth.”

Farber does not attempt to dismiss any of this proof, as one might expect an objective journalist to do, but instead takes the position that such proof can be dismissed out of hand as false without any investigation.

By comparison, Dr. Hall sounds like the more reasonable person for having actually looked at Menuhin’s book Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil. Note, too, that when Hall says “I’m reading that text and having to reassess a lot of ideas,” he does not say that he has changed his ideas, only that he is reassessing his ideas. Again, Hall sounds like the more courageous thinker for his willingness to reassess his thinking on a narrative as seemingly sacrosanct as the Jewish holocaust.

Having not yet said anything that convinces me Dr. Hall is an anti-Semite, Farber adds, “Hall reportedly linked Israel’s intelligence service, Mossad, with 9/11.” The role of Mossad, along with the CIA, in the 9/11 attacks is a fact well documented by credible journalists and scholars and widely disseminated online and in books. It is public knowledge and in the public domain. To admit the role of Mossad and the CIA in 9/11 is to admit the villainy of national governments and their foreign policies. Jewish identity and anti-Semitism have nothing to do with it.

Regarding  the anti-Semitic Facebook post that did not even originate with Dr. Hall, Farber writes, “To the best of my knowledge, Hall was never moved to delete this post himself.” An unbiased journalist would have contacted Dr. Hall and asked him about this matter. Well, I did contact Dr. Hall, and he informed me that he didn’t even know that the post was up on the “wall” of his Facebook page until after it had been taken down and after he had learned of the resulting controversy. So, here again, Farber offers no proof that Dr. Hall is even remotely anti-Semitic.

Not only that, but Dr. Hall’s award-winning two-volume book The Bowl with One Spoon, published by respected arbiter of scholarly history McGill-Queen’s University Press, gives every indication that Dr. Hall is the opposite of a racist, particularly in light of his deep commitment to exposing the plight of Indigenous peoples. Indeed, renowned Canadian scholar Naomi Klein, who happens to be Jewish, doesn’t seem to think that Dr. Hall is a racist either. On the cover of Dr. Hall’s book, she writes, “I cannot overstate the importance of this book. If used properly, it could change the world.”

Nonetheless, Farber goes on to bemoan that “the combined efforts of B’nai B’rith Canada and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs were unable to move the University of Lethbridge to take action against Hall.” I would like to believe that this unwillingness on the part of the University of Lethbridge to help B’nai B’rith destroy Dr. Hall’s career is due to the university’s professed commitment to liberal education and liberal values, even if Farber does portray Lethbridge as a racist backwater in conservative Alberta, where Hall is said to have “found a comfortable home amongst Holocaust deniers.”

I would like to believe that the unwillingness of the University of Lethbridge to help B’nai B’rith destroy Dr. Hall’s career is due to the fact that, as a nation, Canada has shown itself willing to reconsider history when there is good cause. Notably, Canadians have recently begun the hard process of re-evaluating our own history with respect to our nation’s cultural and physical genocide against our Indigenous peoples. Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools has just published a six-volume final report on its findings, and in the tradition of scholars like Dr. Hall, this report shows fearlessness in confronting past lies so that history can better reflect the truth, however uncomfortable that truth may be.

I would like to believe that the unwillingness of the University of Lethbridge to help B’nai B’rith destroy Dr. Hall’s career is due to the university’s high ideals and Canadian bearing, but when I contacted Dr. Hall, he informed me that the University of Lethbridge has indeed asked him to step down from his tenured position after twenty-six years as a professor. It seems that the university is ready to bow to outside pressure and to sacrifice Dr. Hall. I’m sure that Farber’s biased account of the anti-Semitic posting on Dr. Hall’s Facebook page did little to help Dr. Hall’s chances of staving off B’nai B’rith’s attack.

Farber’s misrepresentation of Dr. Hall is no less offensive than the crime of which Dr. Hall is accused, namely misrepresentation of the Jewish holocaust. The difference between the two is that, in the case of Farber, his accusation that Dr. Hall is an anti-Semite is clearly baseless, whereas Dr. Hall’s willingness “to reassess a lot of ideas” about the history of the Second World War seems to be well thought out given his reputation as a respected historian.


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