For Immediate Release
August 30, 2019
Today B’nai Brith released shocking information about a pattern of disturbing antisemitic and anti-Israel statements made by a Liberal Party candidate running in October’s election.
Hassan Guillet, the Liberal candidate for Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel in Montreal, celebrated the release of Raed Salah in January 2017. Salah, a Hamas aligned activist has accused Jews of staging the 9/11 terror attacks in New York City, and claimed that Jews use children’s blood for baking “holy bread”. Guillet celebrated Salah as a “jihad-fighter” and “frontier-fighter” that “Allah will surely support”.
These posts have since been scrubbed from the Liberal candidate’s social media.
Rachel Willson, Conservative candidate for York Centre remarked “I was shocked and disappointed to learn that one of Justin Trudeau’s hand-picked candidates celebrated the release of a Hamas activist from prison and called for the dissolution of Israel. I call on Michael Levitt to immediately condemn Justin Trudeau’s antisemitic candidate, Hassan Guillet.”
“Justin Trudeau and his Liberal team say one thing and do another. The Liberal Party’s website states that “Canada is a steadfast friend of Israel” and confirms their Party’s support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. If that is the case, how did Hassan Guillet become the candidate for the Liberal Party?” Willson questioned. “Canadians can trust that Andrew Scheer and the Conservative Party will always stand up against hate and antisemitism both in Canada and on the international stage.”
Read B’nai Brith’s full statement here: https://www.bnaibrith.ca/b_nai_brith_seeks_disqualification_of_liberal_candidate