Free Speech Under Fire in Canada
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.
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.
Insp. Ricky Veerappan, of the York Regional Police force's diversity, equity and inclusion bureau: "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."
Let me understand this. The "stuff" that I speak about -- gender apartheid, creed apartheid, Islamic Jew-hatred, honor killing -- runs contrary to their values? What exactly are their values? Imposing Sharia? Because that's exactly what they're doing. My value is life. What's theirs?
And they acted on smears from the ADL. The Police Department had concerns about the event because an Islamic supremacist group had complained to them, citing some of the smears and libels that are circulating about me on the Internet, including the Anti-Defamation League's denunciation of me.
The capacity for humiliating, destructive behavior from the ADL's Abraham Foxman (and those Jews who fund the ADL) continues to astound and repel proud Jews across the world. This is the same ADL that has condemned Jews including Joan Rivers, Seth MacFarlane, and Israel itself.
The ADL is more dangerous to the Jews than her avowed enemies, because they appear to be on our side -- and yet undermine the staunchest and fiercest Zionists. The enemies of freedom use the compromised Jews of the AFL to defame and destroy a Jew who is truly standing up for Israel and for the principles of freedom and human rights that the Jewish State represents. It's inexcusable.
But this time the police met repeatedly with the rabbi and warned him not to host the event, and finally threatened him that if he held the event, he would be removed from his position as chaplain of York County.
The rabbi wasn't prepared to go up against the police, or to give up his chaplaincy, so he bowed to the threat and canceled the event. It's unfortunate that Chabad could not withstand the pressure from the police department, particularly in light of the brutal and horrifying murders and mutilations of their fellow Chabadniks Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, his wife Rivka and their children in the Mumbai jihad massacre in November 2008.
The police also told the rabbi that Jason Kenney, Canada's Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, has been asked to keep me out of Canada. They are trying to ban me fresh on the heels of an Islamic attack targeting the passenger train between New York and Toronto. Does this make any sense to any of you?
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.
Frank Dimant, CEO of B'nai Brith Canada, declared: "Allowing Leila Khaled, a convicted terrorist, a platform at a UBC affiliated event is absurd. Her presence, even if only by video, adds to the real risk of students being influenced by radical ideologies, especially at a time when home-grown Canadian terrorism is a major concern. Given recent events such as the arrest of two individuals in connection to a plot to bomb a Via-Rail train, the horrific Boston Marathon attacks and the continuing investigation into the radicalization of youths from London, it is the responsibility of the university, as well as every Canadian, to speak out when it comes to security and safety."
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.
These savages speak whenever and wherever they want, but challenge the big lies and the manufactured myths and you are in for a world of pain. No matter what prism you see these events through, this is the Sharia. This is the imposition of the blasphemy laws under the Sharia. Are you going to stand by while our most basic, fundamental freedoms are silently seized and destroyed?
Pamela Geller is the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), publisher of AtlasShrugs.com and author of the new book Freedom or Submission: On the Dangers of Islamic Extremism & American Complacency, as well as The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America and Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. Follow her on Twitter here.