A story that illustrates well the deep bonds between Canada’s unions, communists, Islamic terror and antisemitism. Worth clicking through for the whole article.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) was in Porto Alegre for the World Social Forum’s “Free Palestine” conference, which wrapped Saturday.
There, the five-person delegation had the option of attending a conference session devoted to calling for the release of Ahmad Saadat from an Israeli jail.
Saadat was sentenced in 2008 to 30 years behind bars for heading the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Israel suspects he helped orchestrate the 2001 assassination of Israeli tourism minister Rehavam Zeevi by the PFLP – a militant group with a history of violence founded on Marxist-Leninist ideology.
In 2003, Public Safety Canada listed the PFLP as a group associated with terrorism for its history of hijacking planes and the use of suicide bombers and car bombings.
Supporters view Saadat as a political prisoner. His predecessor, Abu Ali Mustafa, was killed in 2001 by Israeli forces.
On its website, the PFLP promotes the forum and Saadat himself penned a jailhouse letter to delegates calling for an end to imperialism and an expanded boycott on Israeli products.
CUPW didn not return calls Saturday for an interview. It’s not known whether their delegates attended the workshop and CUPW documents say it supports only non-violent opposition to Israel.
Tory MP Pierre Poilievre – who supports optional union dues and backs legislation seeking to open their books – called the trip “indefensible.”
“What does any of this have to do with representing the interests of postal workers?” he asked.