Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Janice Fiamengo: It’s Time to Stop Whitewashing Tarek Loubani and John Greyson

Their associates in both the academic and film communities have called for the men’s immediate release, with author and script writer Michael Ondaatje, for example, speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival last week about artists having “a special responsibility to protest when human rights are violated.” Canadian filmmaker Sarah Polley told how Greyson had “inspired and mentored” so many young filmmakers. A petition demanding their freedom has been signed by over 100,000 people.

What has been missing from all of the coverage, however, is an accurate account of the political motivations of the men, including their support for the destruction of Israel and possible links to the terrorist entity Hamas.

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