Khaled Barakat, a Canadian national based in Vancouver, BC, is a member of the political bureau of the Palestinian Front for the Liberalization of Palestine (PFLP). In 2003 The PFLP was designated by Canada as a terrorist organization.
According to No One Is Illegal, “Khaled Barakat was a founder of the No One Is Illegal network and movement in Vancouver”, “a member of No One Is Illegal” and “an active leader in social movements in Vancouver and across Canada.” He is also affiliated also with Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network and joined arms in anti-Israeli protests with activists of Canada Palestine Association and Independent Jewish Voices. In 2019 Barakat was subjected to a political ban and excluded from Germany.
The following are excerpts from a report published by The Middle East Media Research Institute:
Khaled Barakat, who is also the leader of the Samidoun organization, said in a June 3, 2022 speech at the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS) Assembly in Ottawa:
“We challenge the Canadian government and we say: Why are you listing, for example, the Popular Front on your terrorist list? What has the PFLP actually done against Canada and Canada’s interests, or [did it] commit any kind of crimes against Canadians here or abroad? Zero, nothing.
“But Israel has killed Canadians in Lebanon in 2006. An entire Canadian family was wiped out, but they didn’t care because they are brown, they are Lebanese, they are not ‘real Canadians.’
“The same thing [happened] in Gaza, Israel killed Palestinian Canadians in Gaza — Canada didn’t care — but yet Hamas is on the terrorist list.
“We have to be honest with ourselves even when we talk to the enemy, and say: ‘Look, you are making a big mistake by listing these organizations on your so-called ‘terrorist list.’ Why is the Communist Party in the Philippines on your terrorist list? Why are you listing Hizbullah on your terrorist list? We have to ask these questions and mobilize in order to erase this shameful list called the terrorist list. It has to be abolished… That’s the only way we can…
“Because, look, we are not going to shy away and say that we don’t support the Palestinian and Lebanese resistance. I mean, so Trudeau could like us… F*ck Trudeau!
“We Support Our Resistance In Lebanon, Palestine, And Yemen Against Saudi Aggression”; Armed Struggle Is The Only Way To Achieve Our Rights
“We support our resistance in Lebanon, Palestine, and Yemen against Saudi aggression.
“Palestinian identity is not about blood or biological identity, it is about resistance.
“The Palestinian resistance [factions] are manufacturing missiles today. Because that is the only way they left us, to have a strong resistance. Those who don’t want us to have an armed struggle can please tell us how we can achieve our right, when we couldn’t achieve it by any other means possible.”