Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Hate Conference Planned for Canada FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 27, 2013, Toronto – A conference organized by the radical ‘Fatima Network’ for September 8th to 13th will be used to propagate antisemitism - contradicting to its stated goal of discussing ‘peace in the world’, according to B’nai Brith Canada. “The Fatima Network is well known for their radical views and conspiracy theories regarding the Jewish community,” said Frank Dimant, CEO, B’nai Brith Canada. “ Their websites are rife with articles and posts blaming Jews for conspiring to destroy the Catholic Church, ‘Zionist Billionaires’ for financially ‘raping’ the people of Russia since 1989, and Holocaust denial.” “With their history of open antisemitism, it should come as no surprise that this conference will be used to further radical and hateful views. Events such as these only culminate in the spreading of intolerance and prejudice – an ever increasing problem in Canada as shown by our Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents. "Often, government officials are invited to attend and speak at such events to give the organizers an air of legitimacy. This is why we have cautioned that officials not attend these types of conferences.” -30- For more information please contact: Sam Eskenasi, Communications Officer at (647) 780-8490 or firstname.lastname@example.org B’nai Brith Canada has been active in Canada since 1875 and in Manitoba since 1909 as the Jewish community’s foremost human rights agency.