If its not ‘misunderstanding’ its ‘out of context’. Â
“Muslims are going through that situation right now where the Jews faced before the Holocaust,” Soharwardy told CTV earlier this week. Â (Syed Soharwardy.)
Calgary imam apologizes for Holocaust comparison— sort of, but not really…..
Judy Shapiro, community relations director with the Calgary Jewish Community Council, said she understood that Soharwardy was disagreeing with federal government policy.
“But there is no comparison between what Canadian Muslims are facing today and what the Jews faced in Germany before the Holocaust,” Shapiro said.
“Not only is such a statement factually wrong, but it’s insensitive, at the very least, not only to the Jewish community, but to all Canadians. To equate Canadians to Nazis is totally unwarranted.”
Shapiro said no meeting has been set up, but if it does happen, it will be private.
Â I like Scaramouche’s take on this:
Since Syed Soharwardy, imam of the grandiosely-namedÂ Islamic Supreme Council of Canada, is apparently in the grip of a terrible case of Holocaust envy (his website posits a whole bunch of Muslim “holocausts”Â here, and the other day he claimed, incredibly,Â that because a woman will have to show her face to take the Oath of Citizenship,Â Muslims in Canada are being treated like Jews were in Nazi Germany) I think the new nic is well-earned, don’t you?