JDL Canada sponsored Pamela Geller’s speech the Toronto Zionist Centre earlier this year, but her talk was originally scheduled to take place at a local synagogue.
The shul’s rabbi cancelled the event after what many describe as police intimidation.
At her website, Geller announces that she “will be giving testimony the second week of August” during an investigation of these serious charges.
We’ll post more information when it becomes available.
For now, Pamela Geller’s new column looks back at this shameful episode, which should embarrass all free thinking Canadians:
When a policeman uses the full force of the state to enforce the Shariah at the cost of our constitutionally protected inalienable rights, the West is in trouble. But that’s what happened last May in Canada, when I was scheduled to speak at the Chabad Flamingo Synagogue in Thornhill, right outside of Toronto’s city limits. Two of York Regional Police’s “finest,” Chief Eric Jolliffe and Inspector Ricky Veerappan of the force’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Bureau, threatened Chabad Rabbi Mendel Kaplan into canceling my speech.
Other Canadians wouldn’t stand for this, and my speech went on as scheduled in another venue. And now I have even more good news. The intrepid Canadian freedom fighter Ezra Levant was determined not to let this police intimidation stand. He encouraged me to file a complaint, and now our complaint against Inspector Veerappan has been accepted for investigation. Our complaint against Chief Joliffe has been forwarded to the York Regional Police Services Board for further consideration – since he is chief of police, there are extra procedures to go through.