Jews start to desert the liberals

It may be happening even faster in Canada than in the United States, thanks in part to a public spasm of PC on  the part of a leading contender for leadership of the Liberal Party. Ted Byfield writes in World Net Daily,

Michael Ignatieff, a longtime Harvard authority on human rights and international law who came back to Canada two years ago to seek the Liberal leadership, seemed to stumble into the accusation.

In an interview with the Toronto Star last August, he was asked about the Israeli bombing of the Lebanese town of Qana during the Israel—Lebanon war. He replied that it was a "dirty war," and he wasn't "losing sleep" over Qana. But when this remark was condemned in Quebec as heartless, Ignatieff backtracked, saying he had erred in making it. Asked last Sunday on Quebec's top—rated talk show for further explanation, he landed himself in hotter water:

 "I demonstrated a lack of compassion. It was a mistake. And when you make a mistake like that you have to admit it. And I admit it because I was a human rights professor, and I'm a professor of the laws of war, and what happened at Qana was a war crime."

The accusation of an Isareli war crime in Qana, where Hezb'allah fired artillery from residential locations, and where green Helmet Guy worked his magic to find dust—covered babies with squeaky clean pacifiers, has sparked an exodus of prominent Jewish supporters from the Liberal Party. As in the United States, Canadian Jews have been a stalwart bastion of liberalism in Canada.

Canada has proportionally more Arab immigration, and the depredations of multiculturalism have been so severe that Ontario has even considered applying Shari'a Law to family disputes among Muslims (so much for women's rights!).

If the defections continue, PM Harper, a staunch supporter of both the United States and Isarel, could find his suypport expanding.

Hat tip: Richard Baehr

Thomas Lifson  10 16 06

It may be happening even faster in Canada than in the United States, thanks in part to a public spasm of PC on  the part of a leading contender for leadership of the Liberal Party. Ted Byfield writes in World Net Daily,

Michael Ignatieff, a longtime Harvard authority on human rights and international law who came back to Canada two years ago to seek the Liberal leadership, seemed to stumble into the accusation.

In an interview with the Toronto Star last August, he was asked about the Israeli bombing of the Lebanese town of Qana during the Israel—Lebanon war. He replied that it was a "dirty war," and he wasn't "losing sleep" over Qana. But when this remark was condemned in Quebec as heartless, Ignatieff backtracked, saying he had erred in making it. Asked last Sunday on Quebec's top—rated talk show for further explanation, he landed himself in hotter water:

 "I demonstrated a lack of compassion. It was a mistake. And when you make a mistake like that you have to admit it. And I admit it because I was a human rights professor, and I'm a professor of the laws of war, and what happened at Qana was a war crime."

The accusation of an Isareli war crime in Qana, where Hezb'allah fired artillery from residential locations, and where green Helmet Guy worked his magic to find dust—covered babies with squeaky clean pacifiers, has sparked an exodus of prominent Jewish supporters from the Liberal Party. As in the United States, Canadian Jews have been a stalwart bastion of liberalism in Canada.

Canada has proportionally more Arab immigration, and the depredations of multiculturalism have been so severe that Ontario has even considered applying Shari'a Law to family disputes among Muslims (so much for women's rights!).

If the defections continue, PM Harper, a staunch supporter of both the United States and Isarel, could find his suypport expanding.

Hat tip: Richard Baehr

Thomas Lifson  10 16 06