The Marxist Blog views this development with extreme concern. The state and the state forces are lining up with Islam and are using political correctness as a strategy to créate a pllice state in which it is impossible first of all to attack Islam as an ideology, and then in stages to block all political dissent right across the board.
Below we carry the comment by Mark Steyn on this latest outrage but you know what is the really really funny thing about this (meaning funny strange) is that the so called left is either silent or is in the camp of the pólice. I await to see what the fake Trotskyists of wsws, or their friends on the anarchist Indymedia ireland will say about this. Also wait to see the pro Izetbegovic Islamist Harry´s Place and others will do. It truly is a swamp of opportunism and treachery out there.
PAMELA DESCRIBES STEYN´S PIECE THUS: “Great stuff by the master”:
As some readers will know, I’ve fought a long battle in Canada to restore freedom of speech to a country that should never have allowed itself to lose it. So I find this example of naked intimidation by state power especially repugnant:
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 13th. 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. Instead, here’s what happened next:
TORONTO – York Regional Police threatened to remove a rabbi as one of the force’s chaplains if he hosted a controversial anti-Islamist speaker at his Thornhill synagogue.
Insp. Ricky Veerappan, of the force’s diversity, equity and inclusion bureau, confirmed he and officers from the service’s hate crimes unit met with Rabbi Mendel Kaplan of …POLICE IN CANthe Chabad Flamingo Synagogue on Tuesday.
They expressed concern about an upcoming talk to be given by Pamela Geller, a vocal critic of radical Islam. She protested past plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City, and has posted anti-Jihad messages in that city’s subway system.
When the York Regional Police Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Bureau show up thwacking their truncheons against their palms and saying, “Nice little multifaith advisory committee gig you got going, Rabbi. Shame if anything were to happen to it”, a prudent man gets the message:
Subsequent to his meeting with police, Kaplan cancelled Geller’s May 13 talk.
So that worked. Those who didn’t get the memo about Inspector Ricky Veerappan’s self-enthronement as Greater Toronto Area Speech Commissar are scrambling to find Pamela Geller an alternative venue. If you don’t want the coppers determining whose opinions you’re permitted to be exposed to, give ‘em your support. (Miss Geller has more here.)
I’m tired of being told what I’m allowed to read and hear by statist hacks like Inspector Veerappan. John O’Sullivan likes to call the politically correct British police “the paramilitary wing of The Guardian“. Unfortunately, the “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Bureau” would take that as a compliment.
Some of the stuff that Ms. Geller speaks about runs contrary to the values of York Regional Police.
Get lost, creep. In free societies, a constabulary isn’t there to enforce its “values”, it’s there to uphold the law. This man is unfit for his job.
PLEASE HELP THEMARXISTBLOG GET ROLLING. WE DEFEND PEOPLE LIKE STEYN AND GELLER 100 PER CENT IN THE ABOVE SENTIMENTS AND WE ARE GOING TO WAGE A HARD STRUGGLE AGAINST THE FAKE SOCIALISTS. IT IS A MATTER OF BASIC DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS. CENSORING OPPONENTS IS A MOVE TOWARDS FASCISM AND FASCIST STATES.