Canadian Defense Minister 'Rebuffs Anti-Semitic' Conference, Ron Paul Still Scheduled to Keynote
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This past week Canadian politicians have distanced themselves from the upcoming Fatima Center conference.  "Defence Minister Rebuffs Anti-Semitic Conference" announced a Canadian Broadcast Corporation headline. Defence Minister Rob Nicholson told the CBC that he had never endorsed the event, contrary to claims in Fatima Center promotional media.  CBC had reported earlier in the week that Canadian Senator Roméo Dallaire dropped out of the Fatima Center event, expressing his embarassment that a mixup led to him being scheduled as a speaker.   The CBC quoted his personal secretary as saying, "There is absolutely no way that General Dallaire would be associated with these speakers."  Dallaire had been used in promotional media including a billboard at the U.S. and Canadian border featuring him and Ron Paul, keynote speaker for the event's September 11 gala dinner.
See a previous Talk2action article with a partial list and short biographical information for speakers scheduled for the summit of the schismatic Catholic organization.    

A Fatima Center representative told the CBC that the organization was in no way anti-Semitic and was the victim of "guilt by association."  However, the Southern Poverty Law Center has listed the Fatima Center as one of the "dirty dozen" of overtly anti-Semitic traditionalist Catholic organizations.  In the case of the Fatima Center, overtly anti-Semitic may be an understatement.  Talk2action's Bruce Wilson has provided easy access for readers to examples of media produced by the Fatima Center's founder and leading priests over a two-decade period, including narratives of a a "New World Order" conspiracy led by Jews and claims that this Judeo-Masonic conspiracy is an effort to exterminate the human race.

The Fatima Center and other Society of St. Pius X groups are a radicalized sector of a schismatic movement that rejects Vatican II and promotes the conspiracy theory that today's Roman Catholic Church and hierarchy have been corrupted by Jewish influence.  See the SPLC's list of 12 of the most radicalized groups and related entities in the U.S.  The Fatima Center is in Ontario, Canada.

The founder of the Fatima Center, Father Nicholas Gruner, told another news outlet that he was not anti-Semitic but is skeptical that six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust.  The article was titled "Fatima Center Head Denies Anti-Semitism, Questions Holocaust."

As noted in previous Talk2action.org articles, the event includes an array of conspiracy theorists  and is to be keynoted on September 11 by former U.S. Congressman Ron Paul. Also speaking are John McManus, president of the John Birch Society and William F. Jasper, senior editor of the JBS publication New American.  John McManus' presentation is titled "We're Being Led to a One World Government and a One World Religion."

The CBC reports that one of the Italian speakers, self-described neofascist Roberto Fiore, has also withdrawn from the conference.  It's not clear that Fiore would have been allowed to  enter Canada considering his past criminal conviction in Italy.  Fiore's was listed in the program as speaking about "Masonry in European Politics."

Roméo Dallaire seemed like an unlikely speaker for the Fatima Center event and this scheduled slate of speakers.  The conference includes numerous speakers who denounce the United Nations as part of their New World Order conspiracy narrative and as part of a one-world government plot. Retired Lt. Gen. Dallaire was commander of the U.N. forces in Rwanda in 1993 and 1994 and founder of the Will to Intervene (W21) project at the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies.

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