A speaking engagement featuring U.S. anti-jihadist activists Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer will go ahead at a Toronto-area hotel despite efforts by a Muslim group to have the hotel “reconsider providing event space” for the talk. (…)
JDL leader Meir Weinstein said the hotel consulted its lawyers and the York Regional Police before rejecting the NCCM request.
“I think the hotel saw that the allegations [against Geller and Spencer] were unfounded.”
“The NCCM was trying to intimidate and silence critics of organizations sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood,” he added.
Pamela Geller writes:
Event organizer Meir Weinstein did write the Muslim group asking for a meeting, but was disrespectfully rejected. Interfaith dialogue and outreach goes one way and one way only.
The Jewish Tribune has the full story:
Not surprisingly, CAIR-Canada (which has changed its name to the National Council on Canadian Muslims) is trying to intimidate the Toronto venue where Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller will be speaking on September 17.
Pamela Geller responds here.
Here is the JDL Canada letter to the hotel. We will not back down.
JDL Canada is delighted to announce that Pamela Geller is returning to Toronto on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at 7:30 pm.
This time, she is joined by her distinguished colleague, Robert Spencer, one of America’s foremost experts on the Koran, jihad and sharia.
Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer will speak at:
Hilton Suites Hotel and Convention Centre
8500 Warden Avenue,
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Your email receipt from PayPay is your ticket. Your name will also be added to a guest list at the door.
Please contact JDL Canada if you have any questions.
We’re very excited about this one of a kind event, and look forward to seeing you there!
Our good friend Pamela Geller and her colleague Robert Spencer are raising money to fund a court challenge.
Their aim is to overturn the ban placed on their entrance to the UK by the Home Office.
In one of the most foolish and self-defeating decisions in recent memory, the British government has banned us from entering the country.
Our message of free speech and equality of rights for all before the law is too hot for them. But just last week they let in a Saudi imam who has said: “Devotion to jihad for the sake of Allah, and the desire to shed blood, to smash skulls, and to sever limbs for the sake of Allah and in defense of His religion, is, undoubtedly, an honor for the believer.” (…)
We will have to hire a top British legal team that can navigate through all the roadblocks and obstacles that the Home Office puts up.
It’s going to cost us upwards of $25,000.
Can you help? This cause is larger than just the two of us. Everyone who speaks out against jihad and Islamic supremacism will ultimately be targeted in the same way.
If we don’t make a stand and overcome this now, the foes of freedom will be bolder than ever to pick us off, one by one, and impose their sinister agenda.
They’d planned on attending a memorial for soldier Lee Rigby, who was beheaded by Muslims on a Woolwich street last month.
The Home Office have declared Spencer and Geller to be threats to the public order, yet this same government allows hate-preaching imams to enter England again and again.
Pamela Geller has collected the international response to this outrage at her blog, Atlas Shrugs.
Alas, much of the international press continues to spread the libel that Geller and Spencer are “Islamophobic” and attribute statements to them that they’ve never made.
Anyone who was fortunate enough to hear Pamela Geller speak at the JDL Canada event in Toronto knows that the “evil” caricature of Geller cooked up by the press is absurd.
Don’t believe everything you read in the “mainstream media”!