I was set to speak at the Chabad Flamingo Synagogue in Thornhill, right outside of Toronto’s city limits, on May 13. But then two fascist police thugs, Chief Eric Jolliffe of the York Regional Police and Inspector Ricky Veerappan of the force’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Bureau, strong-armed Chabad Rabbi Mendel Kaplan into canceling my speech. Veerappan is, of course, a Muslim, using the full weight of Canadian (Western) law to enforce Islamic law (blasphemy laws under the Shariah).
Shelley A. Rogers of the York Regional Police’s Professional Standards Bureau explained: “As a police agency, we are committed to our values and that all members of York Regional Police, including our volunteers, are cognizant of our values and strive to uphold them on a daily basis.”
Veerappan announced: “If he did (host Geller), then we’d have to reassess our relation with (Kaplan). 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 communities.”
Values? The “stuff” that I speak about includes gender apartheid, creed apartheid, Islamic Jew-hatred and honor killing. That runs contrary to their values? What exactly are their values? Imposing Shariah? Because that’s exactly what they’re doing. My value is life. What’s theirs?
The Ottawa Citizen said in an editorial: “The York Regional Police department should be ashamed. … Whether the job threat was real, and whether anyone agrees or not with Geller’s views, 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.”
And the incomparable Mark Steyn wrote: “Thanks to the York Regional Police’s creepy and Orwellian ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Bureau,’ Canada is now a land where cops are sent round to synagogues to threaten rabbis – all in the name of ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion,’ which must give the old-school fascists a laugh at their Monday-night poker game in hell. Jewish organizations north and south of the border ought to be up in arms about this. According to Brian Sibley, Inspector Ricky Veerappen, the head of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Bureau, is himself Muslim – which may or may not explain why he’s strutting about like the Ontario branch of Saudi Arabia’s Mutaween.”
Steyn also pointed out the double standard: “Pamela Geller, tireless campaigner against Islamic imperialism (and a lady I had the honor of being introduced by at CPAC a few years back), was scheduled to give a speech at a Toronto synagogue on May 13. Miss Geller is not a convicted terrorist or terrorism-supporter or someone who argues for the execution of all homosexuals. If she were, she could speak at any Canadian venue with impunity.”
It’s true: the superb Canadian blog Blazing Cat Fur reports that “Imam Abdul Hai Patel, is a chaplain with the York Regional Police. Patel, along with other members of the Canadian Council of Imams in 2012, attended a conference in Saudi Arabia sponsored by the Muslim World League. The Muslim World League, as detailed below, has a long and sordid association with terrorists. Do note well that the Muslim World League operates WAMY – the World Assembly of Muslim Youth. WAMY was stripped of status as a Canadian charity last year after it was discovered to have funded terrorists.”
And the convicted terrorist and airline hijacker Leila Khaled, who is known as the “poster girl of Palestinian militancy,” spoke via Skype last Saturday 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 was scheduled to speak at a conference hosted by a group supporting the Palestinian jihad.
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.
No matter what prism you see these events through, this is the Shariah. This is the imposition of the blasphemy laws under the Shariah. Are you going to stand by while our most basic, fundamental freedoms are silently seized and destroyed? Some Canadians aren’t: Canadians United Against Terror will be picketing the York Regional Police Thursday. The tagline for this anti-bullying event is “IT GETS BETTER FOR PAMELA GELLER and FREEDOM LOVERS.” They have a webpage and a FB event page. Send this to your email list, tweet it and post it to your Facebook pages. Join their Facebook page. Don’t take the imposition of Shariah without a fight.