Poilievre Targets Trudeau Regarding ‘Hamas-Inspired Hate Camps’ At Universities

"Pack 'em up. And shut 'em down."
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Canadian Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s arch-foe, targeted Trudeau, accusing him of dividing the Canadian people in order to distract them and asking Trudeau if he would join Poilievre to call for shutting down “Hamas-inspired hate camps at university campuses.”

Since late April, anti-Israel encampments have been established at numerous university campuses across Canada, including McGill University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Ottawa, Western University (Ontario), the University of Victoria, Vancouver Island University, the University of Toronto, and McMaster University, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

“This prime minister divides to distract,” Poilievre stated. “He turns groups against each other; he fans the flames. He gave funds to an anti-Semitic Holocaust denier. And so, even before October 7, hate crimes were up 162%. And since, we’ve seen the rise of Hamas-inspired hate camps at university campuses that intimidate Jewish students and promote genocide. Will the Prime Minister summon the courage to join with me and call for these hate camps to be shut down and closed up so that students can safely go back to school?”

In May, six Jewish college students spoke at Canada’s Parliament Hill of the anti-Semitism they were facing on their campuses, CDTV News reported.

“My friends who used to wear kippot on campus instead now wear baseball caps,” Nati Pressman, founder of the Canadian Union of Jewish Students, stated. “This is not because we are any less proud to be Jewish, but because our universities have fostered and create an environment where being openly Jewish could be a threat to our physical and emotional safety.”

“We’re not students anymore, because instead of begging for an assignment extension, we have to beg for our safety on campuses while we sit in class with the same people who praised the terrorism on October 7,” Anastasia Zorchinsky of Concordia asserted, noting that she had seen comments on her Instagram account saying, “We will find you on campus.”

Only two weeks after the Hamas massacre of over 1200 Israelis, Trudeau, who had publicly criticized the state of Israel and expressed sympathies for Palestinians in the past, issued a tweet saying that his government was “here” for Palestinian, Arab, and black Muslim communities.

“As members of the Palestinian, Arab, and Black Muslim communities gathered for prayer yesterday, I wanted them to know this: We know you’re worried and hurting. We’re here for you. We will not stop advocating for civilians to be protected and for international law to be upheld,” he declared.

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