Canada Forces Chabad to Ban Radical Muslim Critic Pamela Geller The Jewish PressPamela
Geller warns of ‘Islamization’ of North America. Leftists pressured a
Great Neck synagogue to ban her. Now Canadian police force Chabad to
silence her because her ideas counter “engagement.”Published: May 6th, 2013
Toronto area police figuratively twisted the arm of a Chabad
synagogue rabbi to cancel a scheduled appearance of radical Islam
whistleblower Pamela Geller, who last month also was yanked from a speaking appearance at a New York synagogue.
The latest politically correct censorship keeps Geller out of the
Chabad Thornhill synagogue in suburban Toronto, where she was due to
speak next Monday.
Geller has campaigned against the Islamization of America, and she
has been behind the anti-jihad signs that were posted in the New York’s
The salt in the wound inflicted by the Toronto police ban is that it
was instituted by none other than the hate crimes unit of the police.
Preaching against hate is grounds for a hate crime in the New Age New
And it just so happens that the Chabad synagogue Rabbi Mendel Kaplan is the same rabbi who serves as police chaplain.
Therefore, according to the York Regional Police Department’s logic,
Geller’s appearance at the synagogue where he is rabbi “would place him
in conflict with the values of our organization, which support a safe,
welcoming and inclusive community for all.”
That is New Age talk for a “safe, welcoming and exclusive community for all” who are not included, such as Geller.
Police deny that they “threatened” to remove Rabbi Kaplan as police
chaplain if he were to allow Geller to speak, but a York Regional Police
spokesman told the Toronto Sun that if she spoke at the synagogue, “Then we’d have to reassess our relationship with [him].”
That is not a threat in New Speak. It is a “hint.”
The Jewish Defense League has rescheduled Geller to speak somewhere
else in the city, but the police have not yet said she cannot appear.
The Canadians United against Terror group is launching an
“anti-bullying” campaign and will picket York Regional Police
headquarters Wednesday evening.
They have support from the capital’s newspaper, the Ottawa Citizen.
It wrote in an editorial last week, “The York Regional Police
department should be ashamed. ….Insp. Ricky Veerappan, who heads up the
force’s so-called Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Bureau, … told a
reporter, “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’s conduct is appalling. Canadians expect police to respect
Charter provisions protecting freedom of speech. They are not supposed
to act as censors at the behest of a particular community.”
By the way, Veerappan is a member of York Region’s Muslim community,
which wanted to bar Geller from the country altogether, according to
Geller is familiar with censorship by those who not politically correct.
The Great Neck Synagogue in suburban New York last month canceled her appearance because of “security concerns.”
The synagogue explained to members on its website, “As the notoriety
and media exposure of the planned program this Sunday have increased, so
has the legal liability and potential security exposure of our
institution and its member families.
“In an era of heightened security concerns, it is irresponsible to
jeopardize the safety of those who call Great Neck Synagogue home,
especially our children, even at the risk of diverting attention from a
potentially important voice in the ongoing debate.”
Is there a concern for security stemming from the spreads of radical Islam in America?
Geller said in response to the ban at the Great Neck synagogue, “It
is a very sad day for freedom-loving peoples when fascist tactics trump
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