The head of the Canadian Arab Foundation has distanced himself from an anti-Canadian rant posted on a Facebook site by an official of the group.

Mohamed Boudjenane said the Internet posting by the group’s western vice-president Omar Shaban “is not the type of position we hold as an organization.” and Shaban has resigned.

On Tuesday, Shaban posted an item on Facebook calling Canada “a genocidal state” for its treatment of native peoples and saying he “couldn’t be more ashamed to be Canadian.” He titled the posting, “F--- Canada Day.”