A Polish Canadian group says it severed ties five years ago with a Polish-language newspaper that published an anti-Semitic tirade suggesting Jews are behind the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Toronto-based publication twice ran an article that contained an array of anti-Jewish slurs. As well as linking Jews to the coronavirus, it said the radical Islamist group ISIL was a Jewish creation to reduce the population of gentiles, that Israel is “the cause of all the world’s woes” and that Jews control the world’s stock markets.
B’nai Brith Canada, which first brought the article to light, has filed a hate-crimes complaint about the piece with Toronto police.
The Polish National Union of Canada’s website and an ad for the newspaper Glos Polski both indicated as of Thursday afternoon the two were closely connected.
The Polish National Union did not respond to a request for comment Thursday from the National Post.