Canadian Defenders For Human Rights (CD4HR) is a pro Palestinian Canadian registered non for profit organization (NO.1067715-9). Its Co-Managers are Aliya Hasan (Aliyawa Jamal Hasan) and Firas Al Najim.
On May 24, 2020 CD4HR tweeted:
Tweet 1 – #CD4HR manager stood on the annual unjust #Walkwithisrael & expressed his basic Canadian right to speak out against the occupation of Palestine & the Palestinian oppressed nation. #CD4HR will not accept politically bullying by @GilaMartow @Roman_Baber @PasternakTO @LevittMichael
Tweet 2 – 2/2 annual #Walkagainstisrael. @UJAWalk #FlyTheFlag Palestine. Canadian Defenders for human rights will not be deterred & is determined to stand firmly to express the voice of the oppressed #Palestinians. Many politicians incl. PM @JustinTrudeau know this oppression. #cdnpoli
Here is the second part of Firas Al Najim’s speech delivered at corner of the Buthurst Street and Invermay Avenue, right across the street from the Chabad synagogue:
You have these few politicians that I can bring up by their names – [Thornhill MPP] Gila Martow, [York Centre MP] Michael Levitt, [York Centre MPP] Roman Baber, [Toronto City Councillor] James Pasternak. You know these ones are Zionist Jews and they are extremists and they are more loyal, as I feel and I see from the work, to Israel than Canada. Ok. They are integrated inside the system to serve Israel and what they do is they campaign day and night to attack any criticism, any human rights organization that raises up the banner of Palestine and its oppressed people. International law, United Nations says that Palestine is occupied. There are areas in Palestine that are occupied. How come they want us to be silent? Because Trump supports the annexation of [the] West Bank because he is a staunch supporter of [Israel’s prime minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s war criminal work. Anyway, I want to make it clear that we, our network, today is Eid [Al-Fitr, Islamic holiday]. For Muslim today is Eid. I’m a Muslim. I chose to take time out of my family’s time and my friends’ time and to call [on] my beautiful community members, because I want to make a stand for Palestine, because we come here every year. I take my precautions. I got my mask and I’m staying away from people, obviously social distancing and at the same time I just want to make it clear. They are complaining right now to the mayor of Ottawa. They are complaining to different people. They meet the JCC community centre [Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Toronto] submissive because obviously they are not sovereign, they are scared because they are in a neighborhood with a lot of Zionists there, and they’re scared that the relationship might start you know destabilizing, and this is the reason why they bowed down to this Zionist lobbies and their political pressure. We call on the JCC community [Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Toronto] to make sure that the community is led by people that are strong, that are sovereign, that speak out the truth and stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people and never be submissive to the Zionist lobby, never, never be. I want the community members to know this. I stand with the community of JCC [Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Toronto], but the leadership needs to be replaced.
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