........The family name used by the person making the post was the name of a reputable Jewish family in Waterloo, who were well known to me. In fact the gentleman is the son of Dutch Jewish Holocaust survivors. I asked him if he knew of anyone in his family with the first name given on the posting. His response was interesting. He was sure that there is no such person in North America with that name. He said that since his family had been mostly wiped out in the Holocaust, he had made it a hobby to look for other people with his family name, in the hope of someday finding some relatives. With the internet of course it is far easier to make these searches than it used to be. He told me with some confidence that there could not be a person with that name in Canada, and that the name was probably made up.read the whole horror story - can you believe this is happening in Canada ?
Thanks to the footprints that everyone unwittingly leaves in cyberspace, and the pro bono legal services generously provided by Toronto law firm Weir Foulds LLP, the Court Order referred to above was successfully obtained.
What we found out when Rogers made disclosure was truly fascinating, and enlightening. At the same time it was truly frightening. The Internet subscriber from whose computer the posting originated was identified as Ms. Howaida Wahdan of Waterloo at an address listed in directory assistance under the name of Mr. Elsayed Khedr. The address was a few doors away from the Jewish family whose name appeared on the posting!
The Jewish family whose name was “stolen” for purposes of the nefarious internet posting were well acquainted with the Wahdan/Khedr family. In fact, up until recently, their children had played together! For some reason, the Jewish family told me, the Khedr child had stopped coming around to their house, just about the time of the posting!
The Jewish family told me that Ms. Wahdan is the wife of Elsayed Khedr, that they are well-to-do Palestinians, and that Mr. Khedr is an Engineer, working often in Egypt, while Ms. Wahdan looks after the children in Canada.
In today’s world, there are some Islamists who will riot and kill over a political cartoon. I am not pleased that Chapters has falsely accused me in print of making anti-Muslim “racist” comments. I am even more upset when it is alleged in print that I said “all Muslims and Arabs must die”. This could be dangerous to my life.
Does anybody care about all the lying going on? Does anybody care about the danger to Canadian authors?............
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Howard Rotberg, whose grandparents died in Auschwitz, is the author of "The Second Catastrophe" and was on a book tour in Canada. What happened to him at a lecture he was giving at Chapters/Indigo, should make every Canadian worth his salt, bow down his head in shame. This is not what Canada is all about. This is not the Canada I was dreaming of before migrating to this great land. It is very depressing to know that the governance of Canada by a Liberal government has brought us to this dangerous threshold. This sort of behaviour is expected in muslim countries, not here. What is happening to Canada ??????? If there is no freedom of speech, then we might as well lay ourselves in coffins and get the thought police to nail down the coffins and drop us 6 feet underground. Better to die than live in fear of muzzies.
Posted by MariaS at 14:53