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 and Firas Al Najim.
On June 23, 2019 11:52 PM CD4HR posted:
Today at another pro war crimes festival, #israel day festival [at the Promenade Mall in Thornhill, ON], we made a solid stand in solidarity with the oppressed land and people of Palestine. We we’re confronted by a #IDF soldier that was identified by the manager of #CD4HR Firas Al Najim & rapidly replied to his aggression by saying: “You are an IDF soldier and you are a WAR CRIMINAL”. We will continue this path as #Canadians to stand against the immoral #Zionists and their unjust celebrations while their illegitimate regime, war crimes and human rights violations persist. #FreeFreePalestine #Toronto
On June 23, 2019 2:58 PM CD4HR posted:
June 23rd in front of Promenade Mall, where the shameless israel day festival was happening in celebration of all of the war crimes it took to make Israel. We went to remind them of the global resistance and that they can’t get away with celebrating war crimes in #Canada. Rabbi Yisroel Weiss [Yisroel Dovid Weiss, a spokesman for the ultra-orthodox anti-Zionist sect of Neturei Karta] gave an amazing speech condemning the Zionist illegal regime named #israel from the roots & prayed for the earliest dismantlement of the regime. Rabbi Weiss also confirmed that the #Zionist regime supports the #lgbt movement only to gain more support for their occupation. He said it was hypocrisy to another level as the Torah clearly forbids the lgbt movement. Israeli zionists are completely against the Jewish laws and principles they claim to be following and claim is the basis for their existance and occupation of the holy land. This clarifies that the regime is a complete HYPOCRISY. Displacing lives since ’48, what are you here to celebrate? #FreeFreePalestine Neturei Karta International #CD4HR #Toronto ((Note how many middle fingers we got in the video. Proof of how intolerant, aggressive and uncivilized the zionists are.))
Here is an excerpt from the video that is attached to CD4HR’s statement:
Firas Al Najim: Rabbi [Yisroel Dovid Weiss, a spokesman for the ultra-orthodox anti-Zionist sect of Neturei Karta], I just want to ask you another question. The Zionists these days, a lot of them, are starting to support the LGBT movement. I saw some videos where some of them said that we [the Zionists] are using it [LGBTQ rights] as a tool, because it is becoming a powerful movement, so they are trying to hide behind it and trying to say that they support it, so they they get more supporters with the State of Israel. Is that correct?
Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss: …in the Torah it’s clearly clearly, it is forbidden, the homosexuality…
Firas Al Najim: I don’t want to give your stand on this, but I want the stand of the Torah on this. The Torah supports LGBT or gays or lesbians and their supporters? I need to know that.
Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss: …the Torah forbids this [homosexuality] … This lifestyle is forbidden according to the Torah… The Torah forbids homosexuality… it is clearly forbidden… it is clearly stated in the Bible of Moses, and anybody who refutes that, anybody who enforces that, and they make parades, national parades for this type of lifestyle, is flaunting the rebellion and they [Israeli Zionists who legalize LGBTQ lifestyle] are ignoring the word of God and the word of the Torah. It is just one more, as I say, symbol and a proof that they [Israeli Zionists who legalize LGBTQ lifestyle] are hypocrites [unintelligible] rebel against God and the Torah…
Firas Al Najim: So Israel pretty much is a Satanic system.
Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss: Exactly.
Firas Al Najim: So it [Israel] serves Satan’s cause.
In September 2011 Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss lead a demonstration in New York protesting gay marriage. Here are excerpts from his speech at the event:
We are here gathered to express our sorrow our hurt at this new this terrible crime that is being committed in the United States here in New York, this supposed legitimizing of gay marriage, totally ignoring the words of the old Mighty in His Torah, the real ruler of the world, ultimately the King of Kings… these new rules and laws that supposedly passing as legitimate is rebelling directly against the words of Almighty… We do not accept in any manner rules or laws that rebel or ignore the words of God. Gay rights, LGBT and all the other names of Satan is not acceptable, because it is a rebellion against the true ruler of the world… This is totally unacceptable. It is despicable. It is a farce, a rebellion against the truth and justice and legitimacy. It has no legitimacy… We oppose gay marriage, gay rights and all these are just excuses to rebel against the Almighty…
Activists affiliated with Neturei Karta held signs that read:
- The religious Jews are devastated because of the legalization of gay marriage!
- Legalization of gay marriage is a rebellion against God!
- Torah true Jews declare: LGBT marriage flaunts a rebellion against the Almighty. LGBT: A grave sin. Sodom and Gomorrah.
- The Torah states that gay marriage is punishable by death.
- Even though gay marriage is ‘legal’ it is still ‘not allowed’!
- New York Jewry is protesting any legalization of any kind of immoral conduct
- Today man marries man. Tomorrow man has civil union with his dog followed by man marrying his dog. Mazel Tov! JPAC Jewish Political Action Committee
- Those lobbyists promoting sodomy: Are promoting and spreading sin, diseases, deviancy and a higher suicide rate!!! The resulting high cost of many billions of dollars spent both nationally and internationally is overburdening our country. It is not right for the victim to pay for the damages caused by the perpetrator. Please keep America beautiful and advocate for a moral America as it was [founded]. God Bless America.
- Please take into consideration that the consequences of the LGBT agenda is overburdening our country by spending billions of $$$ nationally and internationally. Please keep pour country faithful to the Biblical values upon which it was founded. God Bless America.
- Only God can establish what’s right and what’s wrong!… God prohibited sodomy…
- Religion NOT for sale. Torah true Jews do not support pro LGBT politicians
- We will never forgive the legislators which passed the bill to legalize gay marriage
- Re-defining marriage bashes Bible-Believers
The ultra orthodox Jewish website bhol.co.il reported that in June 2014 Naturei Karta posted in Jerusalem leaflets in support of Yishay Shlisel, who at that time was serving a 12 year sentence for stabbing in 2005 six participants in the Jerusalem Pride Parade before being restrained and arrested by the Police. A month after his release from jail Shlisel returned to Jerusalem Pride Parade (July 30, 2015) and carried out yet another knife attack claiming the life of 16 year old Shira Banki and wounding 5 others.
A leaflet attributed to Neturei Karta read among other things the following: “O our brothers, the sons of Israel! O compassionate people, sons of compassionate people! Ask abundant mercy of God and pray to God for the three hostages who are languishing in the Nazi-Zionist captivity… Yishay the son of Chaya (Shlisel) from Kirtat Sefer, father of 4 children, who is languishing in the Zionist captivity for more than 8 years! He was kidnapped and was taken captive while he was defending the rulings of our sacred Torah and protesting against the first obscene parade in Jerusalem. Ask for plenty of mercy, for their release by God from the darkness to the light, from subjugation to salvation, for their rescue from the claws of the Zionist murderers, and that they will have no control, God forbid, over them, and that we will be privileged to see soon in our lifetime the abolition of the evil government from the face of the earth.”
Neturei Karta’s statements on homosexuality:
In the early 1800s, the Reform Movement turned the heads of many Jews throughout Europe. The Torah, they claimed, was not written by God so there was no reason to follow it strictly. An individual’s personal autonomy took precedence over Jewish laws and customs; the person decided for themselves which customs to adopt, if any. “They have no problem making fire or anything on the Sabbath because it’s not Godly by them so they do whatever they want. According to them [Israeli Zionists], even homosexuality is legal. It’s ridiculous,” explained Rabbi Weiss.
Over ten thousand Orthodox Jews led by dozens of prominent Rabbis gathered outside the “Israeli” Consulate in New York City on Thursday, November 9, 2006, to protest against the existence of the State of “Israel”, the atrocities it perpetrates and against the “Gay Pride Parade” that was planned to take place in Jerusalem on November 10th… In regard to the “Gay Pride Parade” they [the Rabbis] emphasized that the public assent to practices described in the Torah and once viewed by all mankind as “an abomination” had no place in the Holy Land and certainly not in the Holy City of Jerusalem. The rally stressed that there was an inevitable linkage between the philosophy of Zionism, rooted in a rebellion against Divine Providence and the vilest forms of human decadence. Signs and talks pointed out that the celebration and promotion of homosexuality is born of the same denial of the Creator that brought to the creation of the State of “Israel” and to the rebellion against other nations and peoples.
The rejection of Divine Law and its good and just norms can only yield tragedy. Today in the Holy Land in the holy city of Jerusalem just such a sorrowful tragedy is being played out. A march is planned that will advance the absurd and evil notion that the most basic elements of Divine moral law, accepted by all nations down through the ages, are a source, not of peace and blessing but of “oppression,” G-d forbid. The public acceptance and assent to perversion as a “legitimate” way of life is cruel and barbaric. It wars against the very decency that lies at the root of life’s spiritual and material bounty, purity and happiness. Thousands of Jews and many others have taken to the streets of Jerusalem to protest this planned desecration. But at root the desecration is a symptom of far greater evils. It is a symptom of all the materialist rejections of the Divine that have plagued our people over the last two centuries. This rejection has spawned the evil of Zionism with its rejection of the Divine plan of exile and redemption and its cruelty and arrogance towards other nations. Without the light and true kindness of Torah there will be, Heaven forbid, rebellion and cruelty and, yes, perversion. With humility and compassion in our hearts we humbly pray that those Jews and all people ensnared by these evils should repent and realize that they are the victims of pernicious propaganda…
Zafar Bangash is Director of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT) and on the Editorial Board of Crescent International. He was among the founding members, with Dr Kalim Siddiqui of the Muslim Institute in London. He is the author of several books, his latest being: Power Manifestations of the Sirah: Examining the Letters and Treaties of the Messenger of Allah (saws). Zafar Bangash is also a community organizer affiliated with Al-Quds Day rally in Toronto.
At an April 1996 conference at an unknown location, Pakistani-born Canadian Imam Zafar Bangash said (published by MemriTV in February 2019):
And today, you look at the West – they are not only violating each and every commandment of Allah, but they commit every injustice and polytheism and every crime that any nation on the face of this Earth committed throughout history. Can we have coexistence with such people? […] Their own children in the West are drug addicts. Their own girls – their own daughters and sisters – go around at the age of 10 and 12 and commit fornication and adultery in front of their fathers and their brothers, and they feel proud of this fact. […] They are the ones who feel proud of being homosexuals. […] Everywhere, whether you go to America, or you go to Europe, or you go the Israel, or you go to other parts of the world, they commit this abomination and they feel proud of it. My brothers and sisters, it is not time to live in coexistence with them. It is time for us to pick up the stones to stone these people to death for the abomination that they are committing.
Representatives of Neturei Karta and Zafar Bangash participate in anti-Israel protests alongside activists affiliated with Al-Quds Day Committee, Toronto BDS, Canadian BDS Coalition, Canadian Defenders for Human Rights (CD4HR), Socialist Action, Independent Jewish Voices Canada, Palestine House to name a few.