Mark Steyn: Excluded by the Inclusion Cops

“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.

Threatened Rabbi Over “Values”

Insp. Ricky Veerappan, of the York Regional Police force’s diversity, equity and inclusion bureau:

 “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.”

Excluded by the Inclusion Cops By  Mark Steyn, National Review

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 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 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.

PS More here. And this line from Inclusion Inspector Veerappan is particularly revolting:

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.

6 thoughts on “Mark Steyn: Excluded by the Inclusion Cops”

  1. What does one expect from Province of Ontario. The Province has a Liberal Govt’. They kiss Islamists behinds constantly.

    BTW….Inspector Veerappan….what mosque do you attend?

  2. C’mon, Meir, you are not mystified. Neither are we.

    “Diversity, equity and inclusion bureau” … are you f’ing kidding me? That’s something straight out of a Monty Python skit. They probably have a “Doughnut, coffee and chasing cute high school girls” bureau also.

    Do I laugh or do I cry?

  3. Asked for clarification of what he meant by the cops’ “values,” their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Bureau (Diversity Enforcer) officer, Ricky Veerappan said: “Pandering; I meant pandering to the extortionists. What part of “Submission!” did you miss, infidel?”!

    Please see the rest of my take on this atrocity here:

    This liberal-abused province also has various other police prejudice and conflict of interest gangs within its ranks:

    The Elderly Abused victims Units, for instance – where any criminal over a certain age gets to call on the services of the stormtroopers to carry out “hits” on whomever they deem have abused them.

    See, as elders, the complainants (say, Karla Homolka will qualify in a few years) are automatically deemed to be “abused victims” and whom ever they indict, will be pre-judged by these cops in advance as guilty until never proven innocent.

    Nothing like setting up obvious BIAS right in the structure from the get-go, right?!

    Not only that, but the guy the liberals appointed to VET ALL THE JUDGES own appoitments is – you guessed it – a self-determined criminal moslem propagandist, himself!

  4. Obviously, the “police” pretend to “value” the insanely false notion that is should be “illegal” to accuse these criminals (moslems) of their crimes, if doing so might offend them and hurt their feelings by exposing them to the painful truth, and so might “make” them commit even more crimes!

    The muslim ideology is all about hate, revenge, intolerance, violence and lying to gain advantage over your enemy – it’s all about might-makes-right extortion, aka CRIME.

    Rape, war and poverty were all endorsed by Muhammad, who called them “holy duties!” Naturally, the poverty bit didn’t apply to him personally.

    Islamic “beliefs” include the belief that their god cannot be understood nor reasoned with, (so it might as well not exist at all) only feared and obeyed. They also include the criminal notion that, since Muhammad got away with committing his crimes, (and he tried them all, enthusiastically, many times and, far from ever feeling remorse or apologizing for them, instead encouraged everyone else to join him in committing them, too) then “god” must have wanted him to get away with committing those crimes! So obviously islam is only an ancient yet ongoing extortion-racket CRIME syndicate, and the only “religious” part in it, is where they say:

    “God told us to commit these crimes!”



    So why does it now always seem to be “illegal” to accuse these moslem criminals of their crimes, if doing so might hurt their feelings (and so “make” them commit even more crimes!)? Simply because:

    Liberals are racists – they always assume that ONLY White, Western people (including, of course, the Jews in Israel,) are INTELLIGENT enough to be judged guilty of being truly evil, while all their pet “People Of Colour” (including, of course, the “swarthy palestinians,”) just can’t help being violent animals, the poor oppressed little dears, so they’ll always indulge their crimes, much as one ignores the new puppy as it pees on the rugs.


    Yet No problem was ever solved by ignoring it, so we’re not doing even any of these moslems any favours by indulging their historic lies and alibi excuses (that islam is a religion at all much less one of peace, nor a race at all, much less one of poor oppressed People Of Colour) even if their own ancestors were among Muhammad’s first victims.

    Morality is doing what’s right regardless of what you’re told.
    Authority is doing what you’re told regardless of what’s right.

    Most legalists and police officers are authoritarians – those who pretend to believe there is no morality, so the only things which are immoral or unlawful are those which some legislator subjectively and very specifically made forbidden in law. Everything is allowed except that which is expressly forbidden.

    They therefore refuse to see that islam is crime, simply because they have already been told by their masters that it isn’t a crime, no matter what its symptoms might indicate.

    Political correctness = factual incorrectness (lying; fraud; theft of the Truth; CRIME).

    Deliberately maintaining the LIE that Jihad = “peaceful inner struggle,” against ALL the clear Qur’anic definitions and subsequent historical evidence to the contrary, is not only to wilfully engage in perpetuating the perpetration of the crime of public deception, but to act as a willing accessory enabling all the crimes of our self-determined moslem enemies.

    Any lawyer, judge, cop or politician who engages in such practices is a criminal, outlaw, and TRAITOR and should be dealt with accordingly.
    Islam is only extortion, period. And extortion is always a crime.

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