My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Yet another reason not to support the Greens...

This week, they had to fire an anti-semitic candidate in, a horribly anti-Israel candidate in Ottawa.....why can't they stick to the environment???
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is affirming her support for an Ottawa-area Green Party candidate accused of “Israel bashing,” just one day after citing anti-Semitism as grounds for rejecting one of her B.C. candidates.

Qais Ghanem, a Yemeni-born physician with a strong interest in the Middle East, has stirred debate among his fellow Greens on the party's online discussion forum. The Greens' Ottawa-South candidate has aligned himself with three other Green candidates to form what they call the “Ottawa Group of Four.” They are pushing the party to approve a resolution called “Palestine” that “calls upon Israel to end its forty-year occupation of all Arab lands without preconditions.”

When some in the discussion forum suggested Dr. Ghanem's comments were one-sidedly anti-Israel, the Green candidate fired back. “I do not have to record the opposite point of view to every quotation I dig up, for the sake of so-called ‘balance,'” he wrote on Aug. 17. “The Israeli point of view is voiced non-stop by the North American media which is controlled by a small oligarchy.”


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