Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Police State Canada

Want to see police censorship of political speeches?  No need to travel back in time to Hitler's Germany.  Come to Canada in 2013

Pamela Geller is an enormously popular speaker — partly because she’s an energetic doer, too.  Which is why she was invited to speak in north Toronto next weekend, at a Jewish synagogue.

But then Insp. Ricky Veerappan of the York Regional Police got wind of Geller’s speech. Veerappan is with something called the diversity, equity and inclusion bureau of that police force.

He contacted the rabbi at the synagogue, and told him to cancel Geller’s speech — and that if he didn’t, the rabbi would lose his position as a police chaplain. The rabbi caved.

What crime did Geller commit?

Veerappan was happy to tell QMI Agency: “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.”

But even if her values were “wrong,” what business is that of a cop? Do guest speakers at synagogues now have to register their opinions in advance with the police?

That’s Canadian “diversity, equity and inclusion.” Our police will bully a Jewish rabbi into cancelling a speech from a Jewish New Yorker



Anonymous said...

Well, what we see here is the true definition of a police state. The Gestapo would be proud.

Anonymous said...

The police don't want the bother of attending even a remotely possible disruption. They don't really care about democratic principles or anything really, if it makes their workload greater or might end up showing them in a bad light.

Anonymous said...

We believe in diversity, equity and inclusion, unless you disagree with us!

Typical liberal "tolerance" at work!

Anonymous said...

Whoa - now this is scary...
you cannot hold a position with the police force if your private religious affliliation invites a controversial speaker to talk?
Canadians should be outraged!