A motion commemorating Holocaust Education Week at a Canadian University was forcefully halted and shot down on Wednesday via protest jointly organized by the school’s Muslim Student Association (MSA) in conjunction with the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).
Drafted by Ryerson University’s chapter of Hillel (the world’s largest Jewish student organization), the motion proposed sponsorship of Holocaust Education Week across campus via the school’s students’ union. In so doing, it would have provided college students of eclectic backgrounds an opportunity to further their knowledge of the Holocaust while raising awareness of anti-Semitism – the most prevalent bigotry associated with hate crimes in Toronto and broader Canada.
Nonetheless, Holocaust education was deemed unacceptable to the school’s Palestinian nationalism advocates. The Daily Wire reached out to them for comment, but have not heard back.
The Daily Wire also reached out to Aedan O’Connor, an executive of Ryerson’s Hillel chapter and a pro-Israel Ryerson student. O’Connor witnessed the events and was kind enough to provide us with details.
As O’Connor was presenting the motion, the opposing students “snickered” and were “laughing and jeering.” Using their mobile phones to actively coordinate a walk-out, pressuring others to join in. During their stunt, they were presumably muttering amongst themselves, “Ok, they ACTUALLY want to educate people about the Holocaust. What are they? Fascists? This injustice cannot stand!”