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March 3, 2019 1:14 pm

B’nai Brith Canada Welcomes Cancellation of ‘Hateful and Antisemitic’ TV Program

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Imam Zafar Bangash. Photo: Screenshot.

B’nai Brith Canada has welcomed the cancellation of a television show it said presented “hateful” content.

“Thanks to roughly 1,000 Canadians who signed B’nai Brith’s petition demanding that the program be cancelled, Muslim Perspectives, starring radical imam Zafar Bangash, will no longer be able to poison the minds of impressionable viewers with antisemitic conspiracy theories,” a B’nai Brith statement noted on Sunday.

B’nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn expressed gratitude to ZoomerMedia and Vision TV for promptly responding to the petition regarding the show, which was run by the Islamic Society of York Region (ISYR).

“Thanks to our loyal supporters, as well as the principled actions of the broadcaster, Muslim Perspectives will no longer be able to promote content that encourages division between the Muslim and Jewish communities rather than fostering dialogue,” Mostyn said. “However, there is more work that must be done. The ISYR continues to benefit from being a registered Canadian charity despite its connection to both Muslim Perspectives and Crescent International and association to Imam Bangash and Holocaust deniers such as Kevin Barrett.”

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