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Canada Forces Chabad to Ban Radical-Islam Critic Pamela Geller

Pamela 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.”

Pamela Geller's Speech at the Great Neck Synagogue was cancelled due to an intense campaign of pressure directed at the shul and member families.

Pamela Geller's Speech at a Toronto area Chabad synagogue was cancelled one month after the Great Neck Synagogue also banned her.

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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 subway system.

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 Speak.

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 communities…..

“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 the Citizen.

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 free speech.”

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About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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33 Responses to “Canada Forces Chabad to Ban Radical-Islam Critic Pamela Geller”

  1. Group think at work again.

  2. ELLEN AMSTER says:

    Kudos to Canadians United Against Terror. Western countries are losing their rights very quickly under the banner of “diversity” and “opposition to ‘hate speech’”. Fear and corruption enable creeping Sharia which is what censorship of any criticism of Islam is.

  3. Ethan Perks says:

    It's only a hate crime if the speach is aimed at Muslims. Feel free to hate speak Jews and Christians. Especially if you're a Muslim.

  4. Americans are being sold short in North America.

  5. Anonymous says:

    pamela geller is courageous. those who would not allow her to speak out are snively cowards, spineless and the blood of Jews anywhere is on their hands.

  6. Alex Shapiro says:

    Reminds me that in the 30s of the last century some leftist 'politically-correct' Jews were promoting Hitler as a Nobel Peace prize nominee. Fools never learn…

  7. Tim Upham says:

    They can ban her anywhere. The college dropout is nothing but a waste of oxygen.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Another Rabbi backs down. We need Rabbis with BATZIM. Shame on Canada. I hosted Pamela Geller in Edison. She was terrific and I did not hear any anti- Muslim comments. The truth needs to be heard. Extremist Muslims are the new Nazis. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

  9. Grace Acosta says:

    Canada is already lost to the Islamists. They've bought it hook, line and sinker. What do you expect from a socialist country? The US is only a half a step away from a similar fate.

  10. Anonymous says:

    WHERE ARE THE Imams? LIKE OTHER HORRIBLE DEMONIC MURDERERS, this individual should be buried. In America we do the right thing even with disgusting murderers. I am willing to help any Imam find a cemetery to bury this MONSTER.. THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and we are people who follow the will of our creator. LET it bE KNOWN THAT A JEW HAD COMPASSION AND LET GOD SEND HIM TO HELL. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG nt… PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH THE MEDIA. I NEED YOUR HELP. IMAMS SHAME ON YOU AND YOUR RELIGION OF DEATH AND DECEIT.

  11. Ephraim Bander says:

    So telling the truth is radical. Thank G-d, G-d runs the world

  12. Charlie Hall says:

    How could you possibly host someone who promotes the anti-Torah ideology of the notorious atheist hedonist Ayn Rand, has called the kosher shechita process "torturous" to the animal, and promotes European politicians who want to ban shechita?

  13. Charlie Hall says:

    Name ONE Jew who did that.

  14. You again! A good endorsement of Geller. Checked her out. Makes good sense.

  15. Bill Gates was a college dropout too.

    Maybe if you had to work for living you might become as intelligent as either of them

  16. Ani Stubbs says:

    Charlie Hall He can't he is full of it Poor thing

  17. Ani Stubbs says:

    Oh look the anti-Zionist liar is here. Pity

  18. Mark Loz says:

    Israel Grants First Golan Heights Oil Drilling License To Powerful US Company. This is breaking news. Not Geller.

  19. Patti York says:

    The darker this world becomes, the brighter Pamela shines. She is honest, courageous and brilliant. The truths that she speaks, shines light on the very hypocrisy that allows evil to thrive, and incinerates it. There are egomaniacal hard left "do-gooders" that despise Pam BECAUSE the truth that she speaks makes them face the fact that they are doing no good at all in this world. While some worship their own fake reputations as humanitarians, Pam grabs the culprits of evil in this world by the throat and forces them to own it. We need a world FULL of people like Pam.

  20. Tim Upham says:

    Pamela Geller did not produce a product IBM wanted. Nor does she have a billion dollar foundation to treat diseases in developing countries. That is because Pamela Geller is a disease.

  21. Tim Upham says:

    Theodor Herzl never wrote in "Der Judenstaat" hate the Muslims, hate the Muslims, hate the Muslims. So who is the revisionist?

  22. Ms. Geller is still about 50 times smarter than a racist moron like you Timmy Boy

  23. Tim Upham says:

    You can read Herzl's "Der Judenstaat" that is if you know how to read. How many synagogues has Pamela Geller been banned from now? There will be more to come. Have her go back to work for the "New York Daily News." At least then, she was making an honest living.

  24. Tim Upham says:

    You can read Herzl's "Der Judenstaat" that is if you know how to read. How many synagogues has Pamela Geller been banned from now? There will be more to come. Have her go back to work for the "New York Daily News." At least then, she was making an honest living.

  25. how dare pamela geller alert america and canada about the dangers of islamist terror. she should put her head in the sand like everybody else.

  26. Amazing that the Muslims say and do as they wish.
    They lie about Israel, and the world belives them.
    When will the world wake up to the aganda of Islam?
    They have said time and again, that Islam will take over the world and create sharia law and have a caliphate as the leader of the world.
    They say whatever they want to say. Nobody stop s them, because the world is afraid of them.
    Say one thing, and the riats begin.
    G-D bless Pamela Geller.
    The world needs to listen to this lady.

  27. Anonymous says:

    this says it all. rabbi dr. Bernhard rosenberg

    The York Regional Police are a fantastic police force and very.
    friendly to peaceful Muslims. This police force will not be intimated by.
    Zionist and dirty Jews. They are one of the few systems in Canada that.
    are not racist towards Muslims and Iranians. They have worked hard for.
    our family when we were victims of Racism and Criminal Harassment. I
    hold these people very dearly towards my heart.

    This botoxed hussy won't get into Canada. The York Regional Police will ensure that.

    If you have any issues please feel free to contact these fine police:

    Detective Constable Maurizio Gentili #1133.

    Sargent Mark Charlebois #815.

    Both
    work for the York Regional Police and are excellent police officers with.
    integrity and understanding of the treachery of the Zionist racism.
    t

  28. Anonymous says:

    BEWARE of Islam – Nasim Ben Iman, Apostate from Islam in Germany warns the West.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u9BNpLThqA&feature=youtu.be DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG

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