Canada: Muslim political candidate ousted for comparing Israel to Nazi Germany

The federal NDP has ejected its candidate in a Halifax-area riding over comments she made last year on social media comparing Israel to Nazi Germany. Rana Zaman, a social activist and Muslim who has spoken publicly about fighting Islamophobia, won the NDP nomination in Dartmouth-Cole Harbour in early May.

Kudos to the New Democratic Party (NDP) for this. Zaman is an Islamic supremacist who participates in forcing the “Islamophobia” deception down the throats of Westerners, in order to curb free speech that is deemed offensive to Islam. Once busted for her display of open hate against Jews and Israel, she then tried to do damage control:

“In an apology posted to Twitter last Friday, Zaman said she had “reached out to leaders and friends in the Jewish community from different groups to ask for their input and advice,” and said she appreciates that her comments referencing the Nazis were “inappropriate, hurtful and sadly may be perceived as anti-Semitic.”

Zaman also “accused Israel of committing genocide against Palestinians.” The problem is that Zaman still believes her comments about Israel to be true, despite her public show and apologetic antics. Not once did she retract her words and openly admit that she was wrong in her views, because she still holds those views about Israel. She reached out to the Jewish community merely to appease them. Israel cannot be compared to Nazi Germany on any level. Israel is not trying to wipe out the Palestinians and never has.

In another, apparently deleted tweet, which B’nai Brith Canada captured in a screenshot, Zaman compared Israel’s actions to the Holocaust. “I wonder if #Israel borrowed this from the #Nazis after they saw how successful they were?” she wrote. “At the speed Israel is killing I wonder if they’re aiming higher than 6 million #Palestinians ? #Gaza is the new #Auschwitz and #Israeli the gatekeepers!”

It is the Palestinian Authority, the PLO, Fatah, Hamas and the neighboring Muslim countries — which have all tried to obliterate the Jewish state for being Jewish — that are more accurately likened to Nazi Germany. It was the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem who worked with Hitler to obliterate the Jews altogether. Israel is the country still deemed by Islamic supremacists to be the “Zionist entity” that should be obliterated. Israel is the country that is consistently forced to defend itself and its citizens from unceasing jihad attacks. As for Zaman’s absurd comment:“Thousands of Israelis came into Palestine and were welcomed when the world turned them away….“Where’s your heart?”

Zaman took this one right out of the Rashida Tlaib playbook: the latter drew scorn for her propagandist lies about Palestinians providing a “safe haven” for Jews after the Holocaust. When Tlaib appeared as a guest on the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery” in early May, she stated: “There’s always kind of a calming feeling, I tell folks, when I think of the Holocaust,” disseminating her invented version of history.

As writer Hugh Fitzgerald stated:

What kind of person, what kind of moral idiot, says that when she “thinks of the Holocaust” there “is always kind of a calming feeling”? We could stop right there, for that ought to be enough to permanently earn her universal scorn.

What kind of person? The kind who believes that Palestinians helped Jews settle into their homeland, such as Tlaib and Zaman.

“Federal NDP candidate in Nova Scotia ousted for comments comparing Israel to Nazi Germany,” by Maura Forrest, National Post, June 28, 2019:

OTTAWA — The federal NDP has ejected its candidate in a Halifax-area riding over comments she made last year on social media comparing Israel to Nazi Germany.

Rana Zaman, a social activist and Muslim who has spoken publicly about fighting Islamophobia, won the NDP nomination in Dartmouth-Cole Harbour in early May. She was ousted last week after several tweets surfaced from last spring in which she condemned the killing of Palestinians by Israeli forces during protests in Gaza.

“Unfortunately, due to language in social posts that was unacceptable, the candidate for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour has been removed as the NDP candidate,” said NDP national director Melissa Bruno in a statement. “We expect our candidates to engage on important issues respectfully.”

The riding, currently represented by Liberal MP Darren Fisher, has seesawed between the Liberals and the NDP for the past three decades. Bruno said the NDP is setting up a new nomination process.

In a series of tweets posted between June 2 and June 4, 2018, Zaman voiced her outrage at the shooting of Palestinian protesters. “If Israel is so advanced then why can’t they avoid shooting defenceless paramedics and journalists, unless they’re killing innocent people deliberately!” she wrote on June 3. “Israel’s injustice and arrogance can no longer be defended and people are are wise to Israel’s tired old rhetoric.”

She later accused Israel of committing genocide against Palestinians. “Thousands of Israelis came into Palestine and were welcomed when the world turned them away,” she wrote on June 4. “Where’s your heart?”

In another, apparently deleted tweet, which B’nai Brith Canada captured in a screenshot, Zaman compared Israel’s actions to the Holocaust. “I wonder if #Israel borrowed this from the #Nazis after they saw how successful they were?” she wrote. “At the speed Israel is killing I wonder if they’re aiming higher than 6 million #Palestinians ? #Gaza is the new #Auschwitz and #Israeli the gatekeepers!”

In a statement, B’nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn commended the NDP for cancelling Zaman’s candidacy. “There can be no room for anti-Semitism in the NDP, or any serious Canadian political party,” he said.

The organization referred to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism, adopted this week by the federal government in its new anti-racism strategy, which includes “drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis” as an example of modern anti-Semitism.

Zaman has also expressed support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, and has often referred to Israel in social media posts as an apartheid state.

In an apology posted to Twitter last Friday, Zaman said she had “reached out to leaders and friends in the Jewish community from different groups to ask for their input and advice,” and said she appreciates that her comments referencing the Nazis were “inappropriate, hurtful and sadly may be perceived as anti-Semitic.”…

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