Here is yet another instance of the Islamic supremacist/leftist war on free speech — particularly egregious in the wake of the Boston Marathon jihad bombings. The message is all the more crucial now. For years, my colleagues and I labored under the most heinous circumstances. Anyone who opposes the jihad and the Sharia must endure a constant withering attack on one’s name, reputation, integrity, and even spirit.
One would think that the Boston bombings would have been a club to the head of politically correct denial of jihad. But the political and media elites are digging in their heels on the flesh and bone of dead Americans.
I was scheduled to speak at the Chabad Flamingo Synagogue in Thornhill, right outside of Toronto’s city limits, on May 13. But now Islamic supremacist groups in Canada, with willing aid from the Canadian police, have succeeded in getting the event canceled under police pressure, and the organizers are looking for a new location.
So the police are kowtowing to the Islamic groups, who are demanding that the government do so as well, and the rabbi is kowtowing to the police to insure his York chaplaincy.
Meanwhile, the convicted terrorist and airline hijacker Leila Khaled, who is known as the “poster girl of Palestinian militancy,” is scheduled to speak at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Khaled has been convicted of terrorism for participating in airline hijackings for the Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a terrorist group. She is scheduled to speak via Skype this Saturday, May 4, at a conference hosted by a group supporting the Palestinian jihad.
York Regional Police threaten rabbi's role as chaplain over Pamela Geller speech
Toronto Sun, May 2, 2013
TORONTO - York Regional Police threatened
to remove a rabbi as one of the force’s chaplains if he hosted a
controversial anti-Islamist speaker at his Thornhill synagogue.
Insp. Ricky Veerappan, of the force’s diversity, equity and inclusion
bureau, confirmed he and officers from the service’s hate crimes unit
met with Rabbi Mendel Kaplan of the Chabad Flamingo Synagogue on
They expressed concern about an upcoming talk to be given by Pamela
Geller, a vocal critic of radical Islam. She protested past plans to
build a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City, and has posted
anti-Jihad messages in that city’s subway system.
Subsequent to his meeting with police, Kaplan cancelled Geller’s May
13 talk, which was sponsored by the Jewish Defence League (JDL) — a
hard-line advocacy group that had rented space in Kaplan’s synagogue for
“I think the police are turning a blind eye to who they should be
keeping an eye on,” said the JDL’s Meir Weinstein, referring to radical
Islamists. Weinstein said another location will be chosen for Geller’s
Veerappan said he told Kaplan that Geller’s speech “would not be
endorsed by York Regional Police” and that the rabbi’s role as a force
chaplain would be thrown into question if he were to permit the event.
“If he did (host Geller), then we’d have to reassess our relationship
with (Kaplan),” Veerappan said. “We serve the needs of the entire
community. Some of the stuff that Ms. Geller speaks about runs contrary
to the values of York Regional Police and the work we do in engaging our
Veerappan said a member of York Region's Muslim community, whom he
wouldn’t identify, brought Geller’s scheduled talk to the attention of
York Regional Police enlist eight chaplains of different faiths to
counsel police officers and their families. Among them is a Muslim
chaplain, Imam Abdul Hai Patel.
A Geller speech scheduled for early April at the Great Neck Synagogue in Long Island, N.Y., was also cancelled.
In March, the University of Toronto hosted controversial Muslim
lecturer Tariq Ramadan, who has also spoken in Toronto at the annual
Islamic faith conference, Reviving the Islamic Spirit. In October,
Pakistani politician Imran Khan, a controversial critic of the U.S. war
on terror, spoke in Brampton. Leila Khaled, a Palestinian revolutionary
from the 1970s, is set speak at University of British Columbia on May 4.
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