Toronto: Al-Quds-Day Speaker Accused of Hate Preaching – Serves Libel Notices

By Rachel Ehrenfeld
Thursday, June 28th, 2018 @ 3:05PM

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On June 27, 2018, Toronto lawyer Stephen Ellis posted the following statement:

So-called “Hate Preacher” Serves Libel Notices on MP, right-wing media. Over the past week Sheikh Shafiq Hudda and the Islamic Humanitarian Service
both of Kitchener, Ontario, have served Libel Notices on several organizations and individuals” including but not limited to the following:
B’nai Brith Canada, The Toronto Sun, The Center for Jewish and Israeli Affairs (CIJA), Peter Kent (MP-Thornhill), Waterloo Region Record.
The serving of a Libel Notice is a requirement under the Libel and Slander Act in order to sue for defamation.
“My clients intend to sue for the wildly defamatory comments made by each of these organizations and individuals following the Al-Quds rally of June 9, 2018” said lawyer Stephen Ellis. “My clients have been accused of preaching hate and calling for genocide when a clear and honest look at the words spoken show a call for an end to unjust empires the world over.”
“The yearly Al-Quds event is attacked because it symbolizes resistance to Israeli apartheid. In my opinion supporters of the apartheid system have launched an attack on Sheikh Hudda by deliberately taking his words out of context painting him as a monster.
Luckily there’s a legal remedy for such acts.””
Sheikh Shafiq Hudda was one o the speakers at al-Quds Day rally held in Toronto on June 9, The Middle East Media Research Institute <2018. MEMRI published segments from Hudda’s speech:

“More than any other nation on the face of this earth, the Zionist entity of Israel has been condemned by the United Nations, by human rights organizations, by any believer of justice and love of humanity. Why, you’re saying that it’s antisemitism? It’s anti-Judaism?….

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