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Jewish Hospital Sued for Refusing to Abort Healthy Twin

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Mount Sinai hospital in Toronto, Canada, was taken to a human rights tribunal hearing by a woman, 45, who demanded that one of the twins she was carrying be aborted, using, as the procedure is described euphemistically, “selective reduction,” the National Post reported this week. The doctors involved refused to abort the healthy fetus, and the hospital told the patient in an email that they only reduce triplets or larger groupings, unless one of the twins in question exhibits an anomaly.

An article on the website of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, titled, “Fetal Reduction From Twins to a Singleton: A Reasonable Consideration?” concludes: “…physicians know that spontaneous twin pregnancy losses average 8–10%. Also, with experience, multi-fetal pregnancy reduction has become very safe in our hands. Our data suggest that the likelihood of taking home a baby is higher after reduction than remaining with twins. We propose that twin-to-singleton reductions might be considered with appropriate constraints and safeguards.”

The Mount Sinai email informed the patient that the procedure was available in the US, but did not recommend a specific facility. The hospital later cited the “conscience of the clinicians” as the reason they could not go about eliminating one of the two healthy twin fetuses.

The patient, identified in the complaint as C.V., said in an interview: “It was very much a judgmental and ill-thought and essentially disrespectful reaction … I was literally in disbelief.”

The patient retained the services of Amir Attaran, an Iranian-American Associate Professor of Law and Population Health and the holder of the Canada Research Chair in Law, Population Health and Global Development Policy at the University of Ottawa, who filed a complaint on her behalf with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, for discrimination on the basis of sex and family status.

According to the Toronto Sun, in 2007 Prof. Attaran alleged he had proof of Canada’s military abusing Afghan detainees. But he never produced any of the promised proof, nor was such proof found by an all-party parliamentary committee. In 2013, when Attorney General of Canada and Minister of Justice Peter MacKay criticized Liberal leader Justin Trudeau for his admitted marijuana use, Attaran filed a complaint with the Nova Scotia Bar Association, accusing MacKay of professional misconduct. The complaint was dismissed. Also in 2013, Attaran filed a complaint alleging professional misconduct against lawyers who worked in the Prime Minister’s Office for violating legal ethics. According to the Toronto Star, those allegations “were fully investigated” and the inquiry was closed.

Needless to say, after Prof. Attaran had filed his complaint, Mount Sinai quickly referred C.V. to Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, where they performed the “reduction.”

Last July, the tribunal exonerated the hospital, ruling that “the facts as alleged by the applicant do not establish a case of discrimination under the Code. In particular, the applicant cannot show that she was denied equal treatment to the medical service she wanted because of family status or because of pregnancy. The Application is dismissed on that basis.”

But according to the National Post, Mount Sinai has now amended its policy to say that elective fetal abortion is “ethically complex and divides many people,” and doctors unwilling to abort a healthy twin pregnancy for reasons of conscience or religion should have a plan in place to refer patients to other physicians.

JNi.Media

Canada’s New Government Reaching Out to Arabs to ‘Help Israel’

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

The new government in Canada headed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made it clear how much Israel lost a friend after last month’s elections that ousted Stephen Harper.

The new Liberal party Foreign Affairs Minister, Stéphane Dion, said Wednesday he will try to improve relations with Arab countries in the Middle East in order to play “honest broker.”

Harper was unabashedly pro-Israel and strongly backed the Netanyahu government throughout every crisis, whether it was the IDF response to Hamas missile attacks on Israel or Palestinian Authority incitement and terrorism.

In an interview with the Ontario-based iPolitics, Dion said of the policy towards Israel in the new government headed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

The main difference is that we will stop making it a partisan issue

Israel is a friend, it is an ally, but for us to be an effective ally, we need also to strengthen our relationship with the other legitimate partners in the region.

For example, we need to strengthen our relationship with Lebanon and this will help Lebanon but also Israel. To be helpful, you need to strengthen your relationship with the other legitimate partners and that is what we will do.

Dion said that countries that are around Israel “should be part of the solution and not becoming completely dysfunctional as, unfortunately, Syria became.”

Dion said Canada’s strongly pro-Israel stance has cost it being an honest broker, and he gave one example:

I remember in the past, the minister of foreign affairs of Canada receiving a phone call from his counterpart in Israel, asking him to be in touch with a group in Lebanon that was legitimate but not willing to believe what the government of Israel was telling them.

He said to the minister of foreign affairs…. ‘I think if it is coming from you, because you have strong links with them, it may help us.’

I’m not sure today Canada is in a situation to do that anymore.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Call it What it is: Islamic Terrorism

Monday, April 29th, 2013

A growing problem, the radicalization of Muslim youth, all too often gets brushed off as a Western problem: specifically, being racist toward Muslims, and making them feel alienated and angry .

Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police [RCMP] have thwarted a terrorism plot – one that enlisted the help of al Qaeda in Iran — to derail a VIA Rail passenger train. A combined effort between the RCMP, Toronto and Montreal Police and the FBI led to the arrest of two men on terrorism charges: 35 year old Raed Jaser of Toronto and 30 year old Chiheb Esseghaier of Montreal. This news comes on the heels of the double bombing at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured more than 170. Among the dead was an 8 year old boy.

Meanwhile an international manhunt is underway for a fourth young man in London, Ontario wanted for questioning in the terrorist attack on an Algerian gas plant back in January. Libyan born Mujahid Enderi, who goes by the name of Ryan, is being investigated by authorities, along with three Londoners – Aaron Yoon, Ali Medlej and Xristos Katsiroubas – also implicated in the terror attack. The latter two, both age 24, were among the 29 militants killed in the four-day siege and hostage-taking in Algeria that claimed the lives of 37 hostages.

In yet another case, Somali and Canadian security forces are now probing whether or not a former York University student was part of a team of suicide bombers last Sunday who stormed a courthouse in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, killing and injuring dozens. A separate car bomb targeted Turkish aid workers. Mahad Ali Dhore grew up and studied in the greater Toronto area and is reportedly one of the nine Al Shabab militants involved in the well planned attack.

Despite these recent acts of terrorism against innocent citizens, excuses were made that blamed the victims and exonerated the perpetrators.

Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw strongly suggested that America is partly to blame for the Boston bombings because the young Muslim men involved may have felt “alienated” and angry over U.S. drone strikes on “innocent civilians” in Muslim countries abroad.

New Canadian Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau said, “there is no question that this happened because of someone who feels completely excluded, someone who feels completely at war with innocence, at war with society.”

Geraldo Rivera tweeted, “regrets to my Muslim brothers/sisters. We know how Boston will aggravate life’s friction—Now’s the time for patience pride & understanding.”

Blaming America and appealing to a presumed guilt will not solve the problem of Muslim radicals wishing to infiltrate, dominate, Islamize and kill Western citizens. Their Wahhabi ideology is influencing Muslim youths in the West, who are being taught to hate and wage jihad on Western soil. Such messages are being promulgated through a high percentage of mosques, training manuals and radical mentors online and through al Qaeda camps overseas, with the complicity of a media that justifies and enables these acts.

According to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon , “The Internet is a prime example of how terrorists can behave in a truly transnational way; in response, states need to think and function in an equally transnational manner.” The internet is a powerful tool in promoting propaganda; financing terror; efforts to recruit and radicalize; and the execution of strategies, attacks and cyber-attacks.

In addition, the fact that a Canadian citizen with dual citizenship, living in Lebanon, was involved in a bus bombing involving Hezbollah in Bulgaria last year raises greater concern about Canadians traveling overseas to carry out terrorism acts. Last year The Special Senate Committee on Anti-terrorism reported that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service is aware of between 45 to 60 Canadians (most in their early twenties) having traveled or attempted to travel to countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia to join al Qaeda-affiliated organizations to execute terrorism-related activities. Some of them have returned to Canada after full terrorism training, or even after having executed terrorism acts abroad.

Infiltration strategies present yet another terrorist front. According to Canadian-Iranian activist and translator Shabnam Assadollahi, Iran has been engaged in infiltration strategies that began in the early 1990s when its former president, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, came into power with the goal of spreading terrorism abroad. Not long ago, Assadollahi blew the cover of Hamid Mohammadi, an Iranian official working as Cultural Counselor to the Embassy in Canada, through the translation of an interview in Farsi that revealed Iran was using its embassy in Canada to mobilize loyalists of the Islamic Republic of Iran to infiltrate the Canadian government and attack the United States.

Christine Williams

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