Media Party super-star Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi has never met a microphone he didn’t like, unless of course it happens to be about something as vile and eye-blackening for his city like a massive rally in support of a terrorist organization at City Hall:
Hundreds of Palestinian supporters had marched on City Hall for a planned demonstration over long-standing conflicts with Israel. The clashes began when a few Israeli supporters stood at the edge of the growing Palestinian crowd holding Israeli flags.
Each side lobbed accusations at the other over violence in Gaza and Israel, sparking a tense standoff that escalated when a Palestinian supporter grabbed the Israeli flag.
In the violent confrontation that followed, Jeff Willerton, the pro-Israeli who had been holding the flag, was punched several times and knocked down. The area swelled with demonstrators from either side as some tried to break up the conflict and others fuelled it. (see here)
Nenshi is apparently away at a family wedding so of course that gives him and his Media Party allies cover to not respond. It’s not like he isn’t adored for his attachment and usage of social media like Twitter.
Tell me if this had been 800 KKK supporters, Nenshi and the Ottawa Media Party wouldn’t have jumped all over this immediately.
Also: See earlier post where reporter Jen Gerson called me a racist when I challenged Nenshi’s silence over Calgary becoming a well-known terrorist breeding-ground here