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Ezra Levant keeps shooting himself in the foot, again and again - 2017-01-07

F0.png Ezra Levant keeps shooting himself in the foot, again and again January 7, 2017, John Gordon Miller, blogs, rabble.ca

The latest: He's being sued for libel by an organization called Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME). It runs campaigns encouraging the boycotting of goods from Israel to protest that state's treatment of Palestinians. The late Liberal MP Warren Allmand served on its board.

Levant used his blog on Rebel Media to compare the group to Nazis and said it was abusing its charitable status to spread anti-Semitic propaganda. He urged his followers to sign a petition (entitled "tax dollars subsidize Jew hatred in Canada") urging the federal government to revoke the group's status as a charity and contribute to a fund that would allow Levant to hire a human rights lawyer to go after it.

Aside from the damaging opinion -- which Levant can probably try to defend by saying it's freedom of expression -- he overplayed his hand and made statements of fact about the group that he cannot possibly justify.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = John Gordon | last = Miller | title = Ezra Levant keeps shooting himself in the foot, again and again | url = http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/john-miller/2017/01/ezra-levant-keeps-shooting-himself-foot-again-and-again | work = blogs | publisher = rabble.ca | date = January 7, 2017 | accessdate = July 28, 2019 }}