On Thursday, two powerful Israel lobby groups, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), and B’nai B’rith Canada slammed the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL) over hiring Khalif Mitchell.
Afro-American Khalif Quadreee Mitchell, 31, is accused of having the bad habit of making political wrong statements against Israel, Jews, and Holocaust. Mitchell had been blamed for claiming on his Tweet account in the past that Nazis couldn’t have killed 6 million Jews, Israel is an Apartheid State, and Israeli Jews run the ISIS. He even dared to insult the Holocaust myth-maker Elie Wiesel – calling him: Thief of the holy people.
“We are deeply troubled that Mitchell is continuing to spread messages of hate against the Jewish people. Clearly, Mitchell has not learned from his past mistakes. We have engaged with the CFL and the Saskatchewan Roughriders and they have assured us they are investigating it,” said CIJA chairman Shimon Koffler Fogel.
Mitchell was not allowed to play both in the US and Canada since he was fired by Montreal Alouettes (owned by American Jewish banker Robert Wetenhall) last year and penalized with a heavy fine by CFL under pressure from country’s Jewish groups.
On Thursday, CFL Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge (Jewish) said in a statement that the organization would monitor Mitchell closely and that any further comments will result in his immediate dismissal.
Mitchell has another talent beside playing football – that’s playing piano (watch below).
I’m sure, it wouldn’t be difficult for the B’nai B’rith to fake a anti-Israel Tweet and blame it on Mitchell, or for better declare that Mitchell has found his family roots among the Ethiopian Jews!
Mitchell’s Twitter account has since been made private.