Did the province, as a response, cut off funding to the University of Ottawa for failing to suppress IAW? Well, no, right?Well, no. But does the U of O pay for a hands, knees and whoopsey daisy Zionhass parade down, say, Bank Street? I don't think so.
Clearly, Xtra thinks the city should cough up the cash no matter what--a sense of entitlement it seems to share with the denizens of Palestine House. I wonder: how would the crotch-grabbing, zipper lowering and other crude sexual gestures have gone over had it been gays protesting a anti-gay speaker instead of Jews/Zionists protesting a genocidal anti-Israel speaker at P.H.? Would the incident have received greater media coverage? Would authorities have taken it more seriously and been inclined to lay criminal "hate" charges? In the victim group pecking order, just where do gays rank vis-a-vis Palestinians/Muslims? (Yes, I know, I know--some Palestinians are Christian. But they don't exactly side with the Jews, now do they?) Personally, my sense is that, since gays are unlikely to flip out and run riot--and since authorities don't fear them--they would be as plum out of luck as the Jews were/are.