Friday, January 01, 2010

Learn To Google

From The Prince Albert Daily Herald:

Kenney apparently confused KAIROS Canada, a charity with a 35-year history of good deeds to its credit, with a small, unrelated Palestinian group. It's a grievous error roughly equivalent to calling a group of Norwegian photo buffs, the Kristiansund Kamera Klubb or KKK, a white supremacist group. (We note that some among KAIROS Canada have called for an end to bloodshed and violence in the Middle East: hardly an anti-Semitic view.)

The gong-show gongs on.

7 comments:

TS said...

looks pretty speculative

Timothy Friesen said...

The article didn't mention which group the CPC had confused KAIROS with. Googling led me to this: http://www.kairospalestine.ps/. But this seems like a very large mistake to make.

bigcitylib said...

I've heard the "mistake" theory before, and that's the website. Does sound hard to believe, but there may have been an intermediary here--NGO Watch.

Ti-Guy said...

I've heard the "mistake" theory before...

I first became aware of it here, on this blog, in a comment by "Gus Williams."

deBeauxOs said...

Mistake instead of a deliberate lie?

It sounds like typical ReformaTory political ops to get Kenney off the hook.

Marky Mark said...

I don't know precisely how the funding works for the BC Muslim Association that publishes the paper that ran this piece of blood libel, but this would be a far more appropriate case to tie funding to behaviour:

http://www.alameenpost.com/articles.aspx?categoryname=world&newsId=1664

Rachel said...

In contrast to this description, KAIROS website, the organization issued a “strategy paper” on January 7, 2008, entitled “Economic Advocacy Measures: Options for KAIROS Members for the Promotion of Peace in Palestine and Israel.” This document endorses divestment from Israel, explicitly promoting the U.S. Presbyterian Church campaign led by the radical Palestinian NGO Sabeel. The text also describes KAIROS’ plans to coordinate these activities among its member churches. Rachel Fox www.ngo-monitor.org