Canada / 17-10-2012
Montreal - Amidst calls of "Iran will already see to everything", "From the River to the Sea", "Destroy Israel and replace it with Palestine", Steven Bourdais joined demonstrators calling for a boycott of Israel. On 13th October, Bourdais, a declared neo-Nazi Muslim convert and former convicted felon, participated for the first time in a demonstration sponsored by PAJU, an organization which promotes the boycott of Israel. Such demonstrations are permitted by law here. PAJU, which embitters the lives of traders on Montreal's St. Denis Street, accepted him into their ranks, a fact which proves its true face…
Boudrais is no run-of-the-mill character. In October 2000 he was sentenced to 18 months in prison after breaking into the telephone system used by SPCUM [the Montreal City Police Services] in November 1999 in order to hear answer-phone messages left by 27 detectives. According to a report in the daily newspaper "La Presse", Boudrais recorded the conversations and deleted some of them from the telephone answering machines. This was not his first offense. He has also until now excelled in his anti-Semitic remarks, as clearly demonstrated by a film that was released for the first time on 13th October 2012, in which he is seen cursing Israel during what he claims was his first attendance at the weekly anti-Israel demonstration held every Saturday outside a store on St. Denis Street in Montreal.
The demonstrators carry a sign denouncing the supposed "apartheid" in Israel. The store sells shoes manufactured by the Israeli company "Naot". The demonstration is organized by PAJU which according to its participants promotes the boycott of products manufactured in "the occupied territories". This group aims to create "an area free of Israeli apartheid" on this section of the street, an act which harms many traders in the vicinity. Demonstrations calling for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel, which are illegal in France, are allowed on this side of the Atlantic Ocean.