O Canada: A Lesson in Islamic Extortion

The recently foiled Canadian train terror attack is being heralded as the shining example of how law enforcement working with the Muslim community makes us all safer.  This was even mentioned in the article by Fareed Zakaria we highlighted.

At what price is this level of cooperation?  The citizens of Toronto are finding out …

Author/commentator/blogger Pamela Geller,  was scheduled to speak at a Thornhill, Ont., synagogue.  The host for the event is Rabbi Mendel Kaplan of the Chabad Flamingo Synagogue, who also serves as a force chaplin with the York Regional Police.  These two factors led to the following, as reported on May 1st, 2013 by Sun News:

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, Ont., synagogue.

Insp. Ricky Veerappan of the force’s diversity, equity and inclusion bureau, confirmed he and officers from the force’s hate crimes unit met with Rabbi Mendel Kaplan of the 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’s 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.

Subsequent to his meeting with police, Kaplan cancelled Geller’s May 13 talk, which was sponsored by the Jewish Defence League (JDL) — a hard-line advocacy group which had rented space in Kaplan’s synagogue for the event.

“I think the police are turning a blind eye to who they should be keeping an eye on,” said the JDL’s Meir Weinstein, referring to radical Islamists. Weinstein said another location will be chosen for Geller’s appearance.

Veerappan said he told Kaplan that Geller’s speech “would not be endorsed by York Regional Police” and that the rabbi’s role as a force chaplain would be thrown into question if he were to allow the event.

“If he did (host Geller), then we’d have to reassess our relationship with (Kaplan),” Veerappan said. “We serve the needs of the entire community. 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 said a member of York’s Muslim community, whom he wouldn’t identify, brought Geller’s scheduled talk to the attention of police.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  in March 2013, the University of Toronto hosted Tariq Ramadan who had been denied entry into the U.S. because of his terrorist ties.  The Muslim chaplin for the university is Imam Abdul Hai Patel – who also serves with Rabbi Kaplan as a York Regional Police chaplin.   Despite Ramadan’s history, there are no known reports of the York Regional Police approaching Iman Patel over reassessing the relationship with him

This is not the first time police in Toronto have used their authority to intimidate on behalf of area Muslim interests.

In 2007, then Hamilton Spectator columnist Tahir Gora reported a death threat posted on his Facebook page, listing him as an enemy of Islam and he should be put to death.  He was “visited two days later by a pair of Muslim officers who tried to talk him out of filing a complaint against a fellow Muslim.”

In 2011, Canadian author Tarek Fatah wrote of his frustration over how the police in Toronto handled death threats he received. He wrote:

I contacted Toronto police. Within hours, two uniformed policemen from 51 Division came to interview me in hospital. However, barely one minute later,  we were interrupted. Two men entered the room and told everybody else to leave. They did not identify themselves, but five minutes into what amounted to a two-hour interrogation, I realized they were police intelligence officers. One of them, I recognized by reputation – a Muslim officer who had shut down a previous investigation into a death threat against me in 2008, and another one against a partner in liberal Islam, Tahir Gora.

He continues …

The Toronto police, in their wish to promote an image of diversity and outreach, have dedicated themselves to serving and protecting the the radical Islamist elements within our city.

Fatah’s last comment above is disturbing, but highlights the  continuing theme when dealing with Islamist tactics against western society/institutions.  Documentation from the Muslim Brotherhood establishes the method of destroying from within to achieve the their goals:

The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Proecess” with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated… “ Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America

By using the west’s constant preoccupation with political correctness, cultural jihadists use a readily adaptable formula to establish themselves with positions of influence to obtain the goal.

The basic steps are:

  1. Identify/create a threat based on “radical” elements of the Islamic community
  2. Present the argument that “only Muslims can understand Muslims”
  3. Offer to assist officials by being appointed to advisory positions, review boards, etc.  This may include recommending “sympathetic” employees promoted/assigned to  influential positions.
  4. Threaten that “bad things will happen” if suggestions and input is ignored.

This is the same formula used by any protection racket run by a criminal enterprise*.

The citizens of Toronto are victims of extortion.  It appears their local government has chosen to capitulate to Islamic pressure and the area police have now taken on the role of “mob enforcer”. 

* David Gaubatz and Paul Sperry have effectively shown that the Muslim Brotherhood is essentially a criminal enterprise/organized crime in their book,   Muslim Mafia – Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America   It is reported a free copy of can be obtained HERE.


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