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Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at 6:06 AM
McGill Student Leader: 'Punch A Zionist Today'
In a recently-deleted tweet, Igor Sadikov, a student at McGill University in Canada and a member of the university's Legislative Council and Board of Directors of the Students’ Society of McGill University, called on his followers to punch Zionists.
Aidan Fishman of B'nai Brith Canada writes that Sadikov is a supporter of the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel and once edited the student newspaper that refuses to give pro-Israel voices a forum.
"We expect that this tweet will be taken for the serious example of incitement that it is, and Sadikov will be censured appropriately.
“Further, Sadikov’s tweet only strengthens the case of those who have claimed an overwhelmingly anti-Israel atmosphere at The McGill Daily," said Amanda Hohmann, the National Director of B’nai Brith Canada’s League for Human Rights. "B’nai Brith will do everything in our power to ensure that publication’s discriminatory ban on Zionist content does not stand.”
The Students' Society of McGill University's judicial board rejected BDS last May, claiming correctly that it is a form of discrimination and violates the student union's constitution.
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Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at 7:34 PM
Igor Sadikov, the McGill student politician whose tweet calling to “punch a Zionist today” was first exposed by B’nai Brith Canada, has resigned from his post as a director of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU). Sadikov remains a member of the SSMU’s Legislative Council, but faces an impeachment vote from that body on March 9, 2017.
In a statement released Feb. 23, Sadikov blamed his resignation on “the interference of the [McGill] administration,” who pressured the SSMU into having Sadikov removed. B’nai Brith had previously written to McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier on Feb. 10, urging her to compel the SSMU to take action against Sadikov.“This is an important victory for Jewish and pro-Israel students and for tolerance in general at McGill,” said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada. “Principal Fortier should be applauded for her brave intervention in defence of human rights at McGill,” added Alan Adele of Montreal, who serves as National Chair of B’nai Brith’s League for Human Rights. “Student associations are not above the law, and ought to face financial or legal consequences when they misuse their power to oppress segments of the student body that they claim to represent.”
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