The day the story broke of my cancellation, Inspector Ricky Veerappan admitted to having strongarmed and threatened the Chabad Rabbi. Now the goosestepping Nazi-wannabe Veerappan is lying and changing his story. He said he did a "hate crime investigation" of me and it seems I was found guilty. Of what? I don't know, he never says.
I will pursue the release of the findings of this "hate crime investigation." In the meantime, there has been serious blowback to this pogrom-style thuggery. Canadians are angry and well they should be. Any free man subjected to the punitive and oppressive blasphemy laws under the sharia should fight tooth and nail for the freedom to speak.
York Regional Police have released a statement in a bid to quell rising anger directed at the force from some members of York Region's Jewish community.
The force is working to clarify its stance on Pamela Geller, an American blogger and activist, who is the founder of Stop Islamization of America and is also known for criticism of plans to build a Islamic Community Centre near the former site of the World Trade Center.
Her planned speaking event at Chabad@Flamingo Synagogue in Thornhill conflicts with the force's values and much of its work to enhance community relationships in the region, the police service said.
The synagogue's rabbi, Mendel Kaplan, is one of the force's eight volunteer chaplains.
"Rabbi Kaplan’s connection to Ms. Geller’s event posed a concern for York Regional Police as it would put our organization in conflict with our long-held position of inclusivity," according to the statement. "As a result, Rabbi Kaplan, a volunteer member of our service, was provided with additional information regarding the proposed guest speaker by Insp. Ricky Veerappan, the officer in charge of the diversity, equity and inclusion bureau."
Despite comments on Twitter and elsewhere on the Internet, suggesting the rabbi was threatened with being stripped of his role, the force said this wasn't true.
"Reports that Rabbi Kaplan was ‘threatened’ by York Regional Police are a flagrant misrepresentation of the facts," the statement continued. "While York Regional Police supports Ms Geller’s right to free speech, there is an expectation of all members of our organization to act in accordance with our values and the expectations of our community."
The speaking engagement has since been cancelled by the synagogue, the statement noted.
Rabbi Kaplan chose not to comment on the matter when reached today.