Minister of Housing and Diversity Ahmed Hussen announced that funding has been cut to an “anti-racist” organization after a public outcry surrounding antisemitic tweets posted by one of its researchers.
The announcement followed an investigation into Community Media Advocacy Centre (CMAC) senior consultant Laith Marouf who posted numerous tweets targeting Jews.
“Life is too short for shoes with laces, or for entertaining Jewish White Supremacists with anything but a bullet to the head,” tweeted Marouf.
Marouf’s tweets have since been deleted but they have been reposted online by various sources.
“You know all those loud mouthed bags of human feces, aka the Jewish White Supremacists; when we liberate Palestine and they have to go back to where they came from, they will return to being low voiced bitches of thier (sic) Christian/Secular White Supremacist Masters,” tweeted Marouf.
In a statement, Hussen announced that CMAC’s funding “has been cut and their project has been suspended.”
“We call on CMAC, an organization claiming to fight racism and hate in Canada, to answer to how they came to hire Laith Marouf, and how they plan on rectifying the situation given the nature of his antisemitic and xenophobic statements,” wrote Hussen.
“We look forward to a proper response on their next steps and clear accountability regarding this matter.”
CMAC received a $130,800 grant from the Department of Canadian Heritage to create an “anti-racism” strategy for Canadian media.