Polish-language Canadian newspaper publishing antisemitic content

An investigation by B’nai Brith Canada found that this is a regular occurrence

August 19, 2019 15:38
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Polish-language Canadian newspaper publishing antisemitic content

The Jedwabne memorial in Poland. The Goniec news outlet claims a recent film made about the 1941 massacre is false propaganda of the ‘Holocaust enterprise'. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

B’nai Brith Canada has uncovered that Canadian polish-language newspaper Goniec, has repeatedly spewed antisemitic content in some of its articles.

In its investigation, B’nai Brith Canada said it found that “content recently published in Goniec, a Mississauga-based news outlet [in Ontario] run by Andrzej Kumor, accuses Jews and Zionists of having 'terrorism in their blood’ and urges readers to ‘stand up to the Jews’ in response to fabricated attempts to destroy Poland.’”

The organization also said that it found that the outlet has a knack for continuously warning its readers “of Jewish control over the Polish government through ‘puppet politicians’ in the United States who favor ‘rewriting history’ in the interest of the Israeli government.

“Authors on the site have also stated that Jews are ‘playing their old game’ in trying to interfere in various governments, while calling the actions of Jewish organizations ‘racist’ and ‘satanic,’” B’nai Brith Canada pointed out.

The article referring to Jewish groups in this way also claimed that the Jews are falsifying facts, giving the example that “Jews blame Poles and the whole world that they died [in the Holocaust] because of the ‘indifference of the world,’” and Jews claim only they died in Auschwitz.

“Adopting the position of Jews that only they died in Oświęcim [the Polish name for Auschwitz] would lead to a change in the character of the Auschwitz camp,” the writer said in the article, which addresses the debate over whether or not to remove the Papal Cross from Auschwitz in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.

The writer states that Polish Episcopate succumbed to and fulfilled “the racist satanic demands of Jewish organizations from Western Europe.”

“We are appalled by the blatant Jew-hatred peddled by this publication,” said B’nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn. “While there is room for disagreement over policies in modern Polish-Jewish relations, the antisemitic content that we are seeing is truly beyond the pale.”

In an article from earlier this month, the news outlet posted a picture of religious Jews together with another picture of Capitol Hill in Washington.

The article later insinuates that the US Congress is being controlled sinister Jewish forces, B’nai Brith Canada reported.

The article also charged that “the strength of the Jewish political lobby in the United States lies in the financing of politics and the sale of votes.”

Another article published claimed that Jews were spying on those who use Whatsapp. It’s headlined: “You use Whatsapp – Jews spy on you.”

The article referred to the concern over spyware being installed onto cellphones of Whatsapp users without their knowledge, and that the spyware was developed by an Israeli company “which deals with cyber espionage.”

B’nai Brith Canada also highlighted that Goniec has attacked a film, which documented the horrific Jewish massacre in the Polish town of Jedwabne during the Holocaust.

It described it “as false propaganda of the ‘Holocaust enterprise’ in a plot to initiate reparations for Jewish property that was lost or stolen during the Second World War.”

In July 1941, 340 Jews including women and children were murdered in Jedwabne, at least 300 of which were locked in a barn, which was then set alight.

Both Germans and some 40 residents from the town were implicated in the pogrom.

B’nai Brith Canada said that it has filed a complaint with local police about the matter.

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