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Barbara Kay: So long to one of Canada’s nastiest protest groups, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid

Posted on 2015-03-03 15:32:51

One of Canada’s nastiest protest groups, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QUAIA), officially retired from operation at the end of February. Few tears will be shed at its demise. QUAIA was to Pride Toronto as the cuckoo is to the avian kingdom: a bird distinguished by the strident but meaningless monotony of its call and by the contempt the cuckoo arouses in other birds for its parasitic opportunism in laying its eggs in their nests. Queers Against Israeli Apartheid — controversial for participation in Toronto Pride Parade — disbandingQueers Against Israeli Apartheid, the group whose participation in the annual Toronto Pride Parade was a continued source of contention, is disbanding. In a Thursday post to its website, the group said its “activist energies” had been stretched in too many directions for the organization to “continue in its current form.” As such, it will “officially retire at the end of the month.” Formed in 2008, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid has been at the centre of repeated struggles over public funding for the pride parade. In 2011, the group pulled out of the parade after city hall threatened to deny municipal funding to Pride Toronto. Continue reading… From its inception in 2008, the QuQus (as I came to think of QUAIA) exploited resources and an audience they had no legitimate claim to by marching in Pride and bruiting their hatred of Israel to throngs of gay-friendly spectators. For sheer hypocrisy, QUAIA had few peers. Israel, as innumerable critics have pointed out, is the sole democracy in the Middle East. Not only is Israel one of the most gay-friendly nations on the planet, it is a refuge for gays from neighbouring Arab countries, where homosexuality is considered both a sin and a crime, punishable by a cruel and public death. Whatever else one may choose to criticize about Israel, its impeccable credentials on all gender-related fronts make Pride the most improbable of “nests” for the metaphorical egg of anti-Israel........

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The Black Book of the American Left: Volume 2 — The Progressives

Barbara Kay: How utterly irrational faith-based global-warming theory is In an April 30 article, “Climate change and health: Extreme heat a ‘silent’ killer, Globe and Mail reporter Karen McColl...


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Barbara Kay: So long to one of Canada’s nastiest protest groups, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid

Posted on 2015-03-03 15:32:51

One of Canada’s nastiest protest groups, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QUAIA), officially retired from operation at the end of February. Few tears will be shed at its demise. QUAIA was to Pride Toronto as the cuckoo is to the avian kingdom: a bird distinguished by the strident but meaningless monotony of its call and by the contempt the cuckoo arouses in other birds for its parasitic opportunism in laying its eggs in their nests. Queers Against Israeli Apartheid — controversial for participation in Toronto Pride Parade — disbandingQueers Against Israeli Apartheid, the group whose participation in the annual Toronto Pride Parade was a continued source of contention, is disbanding. In a Thursday post to its website, the group said its “activist energies” had been stretched in too many directions for the organization to “continue in its current form.” As such, it will “officially retire at the end of the month.” Formed in 2008, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid has been at the centre of repeated struggles over public funding for the pride parade. In 2011, the group pulled out of the parade after city hall threatened to deny municipal funding to Pride Toronto. Continue reading… From its inception in 2008, the QuQus (as I came to think of QUAIA) exploited resources and an audience they had no legitimate claim to by marching in Pride and bruiting their hatred of Israel to throngs of gay-friendly spectators. For sheer hypocrisy, QUAIA had few peers. Israel, as innumerable critics have pointed out, is the sole democracy in the Middle East. Not only is Israel one of the most gay-friendly nations on the planet, it is a refuge for gays from neighbouring Arab countries, where homosexuality is considered both a sin and a crime, punishable by a cruel and public death. Whatever else one may choose to criticize about Israel, its impeccable credentials on all gender-related fronts make Pride the most improbable of “nests” for the metaphorical egg of anti-Israel........

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