The Innocence of Muslims and the dirty conscience of Ron Banerjee

Emma Teitel digs up a few telling quotes by the director of the Canadian Hindu Advocacy

(Todd Korol/Reuters)

Remember when I wrote about Ron Banerjee, the proud and out bigot heading the Canadian Hindu Advocacy? Well, he’s back in the news again, not for protesting middle schools, or walking his dog around a Mosque in the name of freedom, but for declaring that he is going to screen that awful movie (not awfully offensive, just plain awful) right here at home. Why? “To promote tolerance of different ideas and different viewpoints within Canada”.

Here are some of Banerjee’s own “viewpoints”, in case you’ve forgotten.

“In its entire history, Islam, the Islamic civilization, has invented and has contributed less to human advancement than a pack of donkeys. That’s the truth.”

(No it’s not.)

“We’re not going to get anywhere by having one Geert Wilders in one small country, Holland. What we need is thousands, thousands, and thousands of Geert Wilders everywhere in the world.”

And according to a blogger who was at one of his TDSB protests:

“How do you know when a Muslim is lying? When his lips are moving.”

I understand why the media gives Banerjee the attention he craves. He has an almost religious obsession with hating on Muslim people (kind of reminds me of closeted anti-gay Republicans… maybe Banerjee is secretly Muslim?) And hate-mongering wackos make for good headlines.

But if you’re going to write up Ron Banerjee in the National Post or the Toronto Star, at least give us some context (his crush on Geert Wilders maybe??), so that we don’t assume by accident that he’s your everyday defender of free speech. He’s not. He’s a bigoted sh-t disturber whose only conception of free speech is slandering Muslims freely.




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The Innocence of Muslims and the dirty conscience of Ron Banerjee

  1. This is what our hate laws are for….shut him down.

    • Assuming you could apply Canadian hate speech laws to this U.S. film I’m not 100% sure even something as peurile and facile as IOM would meet the standards of hate speech (especially after the Reverand Boission got off on appeal, the bar is almost insurmountably high). That’s not to say the film would automatically go scot free, I’m just saying it might not be bad enough to be hate speech.

      • Not just the film….it’s all of the things he’s done. He’s on a campaign/crusade against Muslims

        • Not against muslims. Against Islam and islamists. It’s not the same thing. I have muslim friends that are ashamed of being born into islam. They can’t leave it. I have muslim friends that email me photos of Jesus-Christ.
          This is what most of you have failed to understand. I have the greatest respect for Tarek Fatah, a muslim living in Toronto. He also says the islamic books must be reformed in order for the religion to become peaceful.
          Prime Minister HARPER said as much in January during a CBC interview. Terrorism does not worry him as much as islamism does. This is our greatest threat: islamism.
          And all of you here are falling as victims of islamism and dragging all Canadians into it. This, I resent. As a Canadian, I will not submit to islamism and islam. And I certainly hope that Hindus in my country will not assist the islamists already here in depriving me of my basic rights of freedom.

          • There is no such thing as ‘Islamicism’. There are only Muslims.

            And some of them are fundies….just like christians….and fundies are the problem. All religions have fundies, including Hindus.

          • So, you are smarter than Prime MInister Harper? The word is ‘islamism’.
            And yes, there is such a thing since the word exists. Look at a dictionary. As you write, ‘fundies’ like Christians, Hindus etc.: the main difference is that islam is the only religion on this planet that orders the death of anyone that doesn’t convert or anyone that leaves the cult. It is the only religion that also orders the death of all Jews, no matter where they find them as well as homosexuals. It is the only religion with no golden rule.
            Islamic schools teach islamism. These young kids learning how to be a devout muslims through the qur’an, the sira and hadiths will be living among us very soon. Iran is ‘islamism’. Pakistan is now ‘islamism’.
            This fact alone makes islamism a danger to all humanity.

          • Gerbils are smarter than Harper, and there is no such thing as ‘islamism’

            ‘Fundies’ is just a short form of ‘fundamentalists’.

            Islam does not order the death of anyone that doesn’t convert or leaves the religion…..don’t make crap up. Same goes for your shit on Jews and gays.

            Here is the ‘golden rule’ in Islam

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Rule#Islam

            Christian schools teach christianity…..but we’ve had muslims here since Canada began. We currently have more muslims than jews in this country.

            Iran and Pakistan are countries…..Mostly Muslim. The US is mostly christian. Kindly stop playing at ‘clash of civilizations’. YOU and your ilk are the danger to everyone.

          • Moslems are fanatically, violently against apostasy, heresy, criticism of Islam and pluralism. They have shown it time and time again. We are not going to fall for their lies or people lying on their behalf.

          • Muslims are perfectly normal people who want to live normal lives….same as everyone else.

            Stop making up shit about other people.

          • That may be true, but people like Sam Becile and Ron Banerjee have the freedom to criticise and denounce Islam if they choose. In a Moslem majority country or Moslem majority area, they would be dead by now.

          • No loss.

          • That’s not the issue at all. It’s one of freedom to view a movie, painting, sculpture, play or song, without fear of being attacked of killed. Those who don’t like the work, don’t look at it.

          • Well that’s your view, not theirs…..and since it’s their country, not ours, their rules prevail.

          • Okay, but this is Canada, and Ron Banerjee( and Sam Bicel) can say those things, and carry on with his comments.

          • Living in Canada doesn’t give you any license to insult people in other countries either.

          • I’m quitting this discussion. Please look at this photo. A cat was crucified by Nigerian muslims. I have a feeling you will not find this offensive. Maybe little miss Teitel will. PEACE.

          • Now look up the number of cats set on fire in this country….by christians.

            Same thing.

            Ciao

          • This cat photo is one among many circulating. However, it is not tied to the film. It is being posted everywhere in relation to the anti-islam true story film. It is a mistake. I just googled and found out. At least I am honest enough to report the mistake.
            Anyone that tortures animals is a sick person. You don’t have to be Christian to torture an animal. Religion and animal torture normally do not go hand in hand together except for satanic cults and islam (hallal).
            Normally, Jews stun the animals. The Orthodox Jews will not stun but will cut quickly and sever the spinal cord in one shot, cutting all blood flow to the brain. The animal does not feel pain nor terror.
            Hallal: quick cut but spinal cord is left intact. Horrid suffering and terror to the poor animal that could take up to ten minutes to die, suspended upside down while dislocating its limbs also. Evisceration also is performed while animal is conscient. PEACE.

          • Religious people kill cats, and other animals….often viciously…all over the world. I agree that it’s sick….but it happens.

            Halal is the same as Kosher…and halal has been done here since I was a kid. It is nothing like your nonsense.

            Look kiddo….this is Canada, not India. And in this country Hindus and Muslims either get along or they go to jail. We won’t put up with any religious wars here.

            You are just as bad as Ron Banerjee….so stop it.

            Leave the old feuds in the old country.

          • Hallal is NOT the same as koscher. Check it out. I explained earlier. Furthermore, I am FRENCH CANADIAN. My family roots date back more than 200 years. My mom is Irish. My father had his family name changed to something more original as you can see.
            Finally, at least I have the honesty of posting my true identity, which is something lacking in your case. I’m leaving this discussion. No point in fighting air and wind.

          • Yes dear, it is.

            Now go use your meds.

          • i m fed up with this news. and i am upset, sad for this creature ron….

          • I know now that you probably are a devout muslim. And if you are not, then you must perfect whatever little knowledge you have. You cannot win a debate with me. I am too knowledgeable.
            I know what ‘fundie’ means.
            Your are practising ‘taqiyya’ and ‘kitman’ on me. It is every muslim’s duty to perform taqiyya in order to advance islam as cited in the qur’an and the hadiths.
            TAQIYYA = the art of lying and deceiving the non-muslim in order to promote and advance islam. This is a quranic command. Google it.
            By saying that islam does not order the death of non muslims…, this is full blown taqiyya. One only has to read the qur’an. There are 566 verses that clearly state we must be burned, decapitated etc. if we don’t convert. Read the qur’an.
            KITMAN = saying only part of the truth in order to advance islam.
            You omitted to mention the golden rule applies only to muslims between each other. This is kitman.
            Also, there is ABROGATION. The most recent verses cancel out the earlier verses. The earlier few verses apply to the short peaceful Mecca period. These verses were abrogated in favor of the much greater Medina period, thus the violence and death towards all non muslims.

          • LOL noop sorry….I’m an atheist.

            All religions are both crazy and arrogant.

            Including yours.

            PS….next time you ‘read’ the Koran, try a legitimate translation. Because none of your nonsense is in there.

            PPS…..Muslims also believe in the old and new testament and Jesus.

            PPSS….and if you think Muslims are violent….you ain’t read the old testament. LOL

          • You poor person! To answer me this way is because you haven’t understood a thing. Taqiyya and Kitman are islamic doctrine as a result of quranic verses and hadiths. Translation has nothing to do with it.
            When a verse says to kill, it means to kill, no matter which translated version you read. It’s not ‘to love’. The same for cutting off limbs. It’s crystal clear, it’s there no matter which translation you read.
            There’s a recent trend to fool the infidel. They will give you a ‘sanitized’ version of the quran. But it is not the real qur’an they read themselves.
            I’ve read the qur’an five times translated by reputed and accepted authorities. The last time I listed all the violent verses on a Word document: 566 verses. Some 64% of the book tells them you must be killed if you don’t convert. It’s written black on white. WAKE UP!
            The number of deaths attributed to islam as of the Medina period: some 280 million. This is a far cry from the Crusaders and any other religion. By the way, the Crusades were instigated on order of the Vatican for the sole purpose of retaking Jerusalem from the muslims. On the way, they reconquered other countries also.
            We should thank the Crusade period for the freedom and liberties we enjoy today. ON this, I wish you a peaceful night. Good luck in your life.

          • No, you’re just crazy.

            Please don’t post when you’re not on your meds.

      • The White House asked Google to delete it. Google refused since it meets the terms and conditions of the global community. So much for trying the hate speech tactic. Furthermore, if the movie is hate speech, then the qur’an should also be considered as hate speech since some 64% of the book speaks of killing non-muslims in a variety of ways such as decapitation (which occurs on a regular basis today), crucifixion, eviscerating, boiling, roasting and whatever.
        By the way, a motion was passed in the Spanish Parliament to debate the qur’an as a book of hate speech.
        The movie simply reproduces the life of mohamed, the ideal man in islam, as stated in the sira. Movies have been made of Jesus, mocking him, insulting him and certainly not reproducing his life but quite the opposite. Not one Christian has whipped up the frenzy of hatred that recently came out of the islamic world.
        Jews are mocked on a daily basis in muslim countries. As a rule, most muslims have a deep hatred for Jews since the qur’an orders it. Do we see Jews throwing fits and tantrums?
        Why the special treatment for the one religious cult that orders the killing of all infidels? I’ll tell you why. The fear of possible mass violence.
        If the film is considered as a hate speech, then one has no choice than to also considered the qur’an as hate speech and the sira and hadiths as incitement to violence.

  2. This guy has been proven to be a bold faced liar as there are less then a dozen or so people in his entire group. The legitimate Hindu groups have all denounced his views. Unfortunately the writer of this article and other new organizations consistently publish this lunatic’s work and ASSUME his group is legitimate.

  3. Whoa! Don’t hold back there Emma! Well said.

  4. I have no great love of hate speech regardless of who it is coming from but it is worth noting that no one has done more in America to demonize Jews than black Muslims from Malcolm X to Louis Farrakhan. The former is called a “civil rights” leader and the later is promoted by promienent blacks and Muslims all over the planet and speaks freely at colleges all over the US with no fanfare. His hate speech is openly sold in bookstores and carried by libraries. Michelle Obama can be seen in a photo embrasing Farrakhans wife. Can you imagine the outrage in Ann Romney were seen in a photo embrasing Pastor Jones or Ron Banerjee’s wife? Sick of the double standard.

  5. This guy Ron Banerjee and His Group do not represent the Hindu Community of Canada. The Mainstream Hindu Organizations in Canada have no contact whatsoever with This hatemonger. I am surprised that National newspapers like The Toronto Star and The National Post are giving so much coverage to this bigoted persona without any input from mainstream Hindu organizations or Prominent Hindu leaders across Canada. Almost of the Hindu leaders in Canada have denounced Mr. banerjee’s views on Islam and other Religions. I want the Muslim-Canadians to understand that no Hindu in Canada agrees with this Idiot who is trying to disturb Peace and Harmony in this Beautiful country of Canada. and I applaud Mcleans and Emma Teitel for bringing this up

  6. A few things to know about Ron Banerjee:

    - always a few degrees of separation from right wing blogs and tv shows, is it rude to suggest he is their pawn.

    - Ron Banerjee, is not engaging in Hindu advocacy by screening this film, he is engaging is just trying to bring big divides between Hindus and Muslims, and generally acting like a low life creature.

    -I would encourage Muslims, to react with in a calm and civilized manner.

    -If one wants to test the limits of freedom of speech, one should screen teh movie “MAYA” , where a Hindu Brahmin Swami is depicted as molesting a a young 4 year old Indian girl as part of “religious tradition”.

    • -I would encourage Muslims, to react with in a calm and civilized manner.

      now thats rich

      • Actually us Mulim should not be reacting at all. It is a view of one individual or a group. We should react only if our fellow Muslim are doing such a thing. This individuals/group what do they know about Islam ?

      • Did anyone react with violence to his ludicrous dog walk the other day, y’know, when he and a handful of ignorant supporters actually went to a mosque seeking conflict? It’s not that difficult for us to largely ignore lying bigots like Ron Banarjee, now if only the papers could do the same…

  7. I’m really tired of seeing nuts like Ron Banerjee (Canadian Hindu Advocacy) and
    Meir Weinstein (Canadian branch of the Jewish Defense League) get far so much coverage on TV, online and in newspapers. This is especially true in SUN Media.

    Their far-right anti-Islamic hate should not be promoted in Canada.

    • Did you ever think that these people may have simply thought for themselves and come to their own conclusions? As opposed to superimposing some grid called “far right extremism” and then applying it. There are people who do see a danger in global Islam, because of Islam’s history of fanaticism and violence. The same global danger doesn’t exist from Hinduism, Buddhism or Judaism, or from their adherents.

      • islam has no more history of fanaticism or violence than any other religion. Christians are famous for it, wreaking havoc from the Crusades to present days. And don’t try to tell a Palestinian that the Israeli settlers are not fanatics or that their armed forces are not violent. No religion is free of it, even the Hindus and Buddhists.

        • The crusades are going back a little too far. There’s no real global danger from Christian fanaticism. And far less so from Hindus and Buddhists. Do Hindus and Buddhists( or Christians) go on a murderous rampage every time they feel offended by something? Are there any contracts put out on individuals who have criticised or denigrated Hinduism or Buddhism? Are there Hindus, Buddhists, Christians or Jews who require bodyguards and security because of something they said,wrote, painted, sung or sculpted that was seen as blaspheming the religion? Think Salman Rushdie, Tasleem Nasrin or Irshad Manji, to name a few. You can add Sam Bicel to the list- he’s gone into hiding. This is really sickening.

          • Its interesting that you discount and generalize Christianities history of violence and then get very specific about Mulsim actions. You’re rationalizing at best. Every single accusation you make against Muslims is one you could make about any religion. Why? Because this isn;t about religion. This kind of violence comes from ignorance which is manipulated by power craving hate mongers under the guise of fatih. You don’t see Muslims in NYC running rampant in the street.

          • No you cannot. Again, there is no recent history of Hindus, Buddhists, Jews or Christians rioting, killing and rampaging to the extent that Moslems do, over an offense to their religion. I and many others don’t want to take the chance of Moslems being ascendant, and having powers to kill on the basis of their religion, or the supremacy of their religion. And you are simply false in stating that all religions have this same problem. I can state with confidence, to give only one example, that in the two major ‘divisions’ of Buddhism, Mahayana and Theraveda, there hasn’t been so much as one violent inter-sectarian clash in two thousand years. It has to do with the nature of the religion or ethic itself. Some religions, like Islam, simply lend themselves more to violence and fanatical intolerance, from their totalitarian, regimented character.

  8. Well said. Maybe you should comment on that other screaming banshee, Ezra Levant.

  9. Actually, he’s very good in the sense he brings some attention to Hindus and the blatant discrimination they face in the media. There’s far too much about Moslems and their issues all over the world. Hindus are persecuted in many countries, yet they don’t indulge in violence and terrorism. Nor do they seek to impose their religion or symbolism on anyone.

    • Well actually they do. Hindu violence is as common as anyone elses

      • Really? Surely, if that were the case, you would be seeing a huge amount of terrorism by Hindus in places where they are a minority, and persecuted or discriminated against. And you would have commentators talking about it and trying to mitigate it somehow by referring to ‘underlying causes’. Also, you would be constantly hearing affirmations that the vast majority of Hindus are peaceful and that Hinduism is a religion of peace. To sooth the doubters and sceptics.

        • Well actually you would if you followed the news.

          All religions do this….it’s a commonplace. But on this site people seem to believe that THEY are the good guys, and only other religions are violent or irrational.

      • yours?

    • The worst terrorist attack in Canadian history (Air India bombing) was carried out by Hindus.

      • No.

      • No, by Sikhs not Hindus

  10. Regarding religious bigotry, I think this sums it up. Ms. Teitel seems to me to be fine with it, as long as it’s directed at groups she personally has been led to disdain.

    http://www.drjandmrk.com/?p=3660

    • Maclean should send her to a demonstration in Tahrir Square. This will make her grow up real fast. Her mind will open up.
      I have to tell you I’m so disappointed in a magazine such as Macleans to have put such an unexperienced young person with little or no life experience in charge of reporting in its name.

  11. Ron ? Is it an Indian name or he is now converted to be a North American Hindu… Question – If he is hindu and taking part in the most sensative subject of any man “Religion” what is the meaning of “Ling” once he has the answer the second question ? Why all hindu pray “Shiv Ling” ?
    I have many hindu friends and respect the culture so please anyone else dont get offended its strictly asked from “Ron”… who is ashamed of his own heritage does not want to be known by his full name

  12. The multiculturalism project in Canada has badly failed. People run away from all these nut jobs to start a new life, away from all these. Canada’s society and work place are turning into the battle ground for all conflicts among all races in the world (Hindu, Moslem, Jew, Arab, chinese, …). It is even worse than the original countries.

    Revoke their citizenship and deport the extremists and criminals back home.

    • Do stop with the nonsense.

    • goran, multiculturalism has most definitely NOT failed in Canada. Does everyone in Canada get along perfectly and is racism entirely banished? Well, no. But one has only to look at many other countries around the world where laws are passed against certain groups, where inter-communal violence happens on a regular basis, to see that we are doing a pretty good job here.

  13. What is Emma Teitel supposed to be? She’s not a journalist because we get nothing but her shallow opinions. She’s not a columnist because she can barely string two sentences together. She’s not objective because every second post she writes has to reference someone’s sexuality or approach to sexuality.

    I’m starting to think she doesn’t exist, rather like the director “Allan Smithee” hers is the name under which writers dump crap they’re embarrassed to have been part of.

  14. Sitting in the most democratic and Secular country, India, I just happened to read this page. Otherwise, i have no connection at all with anything that is written in this page or the discussions seems to be happening in Canada. India is a place where multi culture and multi lingual human beings live. Can we say ‘ happiliy’ in the limited sense of co-existence?
    overall impression and answer must be a YES. But it must be understand that whatever principles some of us talk about, there will be some tension at times in a society where there are different religions and groups and especially, to be very frank to ourselves, each person think or believe that his or her own religion or group is the real one and others are not correct or fully correct. This thought is the problem of the society, state, world. Some keep this thought in mind, some talk about it mildly, some talk forcefully, some act and react violently. But those who understand are the wise ones and who really do justice to their own religion whichever it is, and ultimately love humanity for or from which the religion has emerged positively. We in India also have our own pie of difference of thoughts, small and sometime little big tensions and resulted incidents between religions, groups and parties but our blessing is inspite of these religions most of the people repect not to make it a way of life to fight on religion in regular way like what you see in other parts of the world outside india. There is tremendous pressure and wickendness from different groups of extremists and terrorists to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere who believe that theirs is the only religion that is real and india must be made to follow their belief or faith and ultimately so with the world. But wiser are our people mostly, they do not succumb to such cheap foolish thinking line. Here, inspite of all propaganda, we do not have any descrimination at all and people do not love each other on the basis of which religion one belongs to. In a large country like ours we have prosperity one side and utter poverty other side and all sections of society face such hardships and not as per ones religion or faith. And though, political space is very corrupt now a days and so religious sentiment exploitation is sadly made into vote catching technic, over all there is care and efforts to bring up the poor sections to development and better living standards by all governments.

    In India, where religious respect and friendship is given importance, inspite of all out efforots of extremists inside who get patronage from outside and other external forces, we manage our societal harmony practically successful to the maximum practically possible extend. We strive to improve it also.

    In this page, in the article, i found that main focus is about a person whose name
    is probably Mr Ron and most of the writers have accused him of as a hindu who target other religion and that he is into hate mongering. I do not know the facts. But what I find is that most of the commentators also is indirectly doing the same thing in another way but they are on the other side. Looks like a tit for tat propaganda for ones own faith which is the real problem on hand. If Mr Ron is doing what he is accused of, it is a terrible mistake and he is doing any good to his or others faith. Same way, if others are criticising him just because he is from another religion and attracting more attention then that is also extremely wrong. What we need is change of mind, removal of narrow religious misunderstandings including inability to understand what is religion ultimately, and whether it is correct for any one to think that his or her faith is the only ultimate truth and only the one truth. When we educate ourselves we start knowing the truth – the ultimate truth. Let us all live our small lives in this beautiful world loving each other as human beings and not as Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Jews or anything……………Love

    • I know what is happening in your country, Sir. I get over 125 emails a day from all over the world, from newspaper reports to videos. In India, small towns are now sharia compliant. It is a matter of time before you will also become sharia compliant unless you choose to protect your freedoms.
      The problem we have is why submit to the eventual possibility of mob violence? By speaking out now and screening a movie that simply reproduces what is in the sira, the life of mohamed, we will be avoiding future conflicts and safeguarding our freedoms.
      There are hundreds of reports daily from the islamic world where infidels (meaning us pigs and dogs) are persecuted for the most infinite digression. One example: a man threw in the garbage a business card given to him by a man named ‘mohamed’. This ‘mohamed’ promptly had him arrested for blasphemy. I believe the poor innocent merchant that threw the business card in the garbage got a 25-year life sentence. I’m not sure but it could be this since this is often the case.
      An American couple in their fifties are serving a 25-year term in a prison in Pakistan for having touched a qur’an without washing their hands first. The Lahore Lawyers’ Bar ASsociation threatened to burn alive any lawyer that would defend a young Christian girl falsely accused of blasphemy.
      Little Miss Teitel is submitting to blasphemy laws, which is Sharia, as well as most on this post. This is happening in my country, Canada. The moment we submit out of terror is the moment we lose our freedoms. The islamists know it but little Miss Teitel doesn’t, as most people here also.

  15. Thanks for finally exposing Ron Banerjee as a bigot. Now when is the media going to give Meir Weinstein of the Jewish Defence League the same treatment?

  16. Encourage this GENTLEMAN to bring the movie for screening at HIS EXPENSE not donation or support.. see how quickly he changes his religion and disappears..

  17. Ms. Page: you maybe right on a few aspects but you need to educate yourself on so called “islamic” inventions as you need to on other things. Most of the inventions under islam were done by DHIMMI’S of conquered territories (especially jews, greeks, persians, who
    had to adopt arab names). And if you indeed are able to show a few Muslims inventors, I could show you that they were far from practicing Muslims. Today the Muslim population is 1.5 billion. Why does one need to go back to about 1000 years to find some handful of “inventions” (none of which are actually are not because of Islam)? Please don’t use lies to promote your ideology.

  18. Intersting how Hindus are exemplary in their behavior! I was married to one and attended a lot of their functions and religious ceremonies, and believe me, there is a deep underlying sense of self righteous belief. Today, they pick on Muslims because it is convenient and easy. And to suggest they do not have blood on their hands, one only has to look at the atrocities committed in Kashmir and Gujarat. The underlying fear by all religious groups in India of Hindu extremists is very real and the subtle threats on non Hindus is very evident.
    Religion is indeed the opium of the masses, and all sides use it effectively.
    Banerjee is a self centrex, egomaniacal, bigoted and crude zealot with the personality of a skunk (no insults to skunks intended) and the brain of a pea!

    • Well said my friend. This hate monger does not seem to understand that he is bringing into Canada the animosity that exits between Hindus and Muslims in India. In India there is police who do not defend Muslims when they are attacked by Hindu mombs but here there is equal protection for all and Banergee and his relatives might suffer the consequences of their actions

      • You forgot to mention that in India today, there are small towns where sharia law is applied. The slow drip drip of creeping sharia… Why would Hindu mobs attack muslims? Would it be the same reason that the peaceful Boudhists are now attacking muslims (Rohinga)? What you call a ‘hate mongerer’ is quite the opposite. He is trying, I believe and many others believe this also, to safeguard my rights as a Canadian. My right to walk my dog in a park without the fear of being arrested when muslims are there. My right to quote violent quranic verses without the fear of being arrested for hate speech. He is protecting all our rights and freedoms.
        As to the Hindus on this post, it seems to me you want to take away my rights and freedoms that I cherish. You are giving a bad name to Hindus in general.
        I have muslim friends, I know some Hindus also, Italians, Greeks, Portugese, Jewish, French etc. When I speak to them about Mr. Ron’s efforts, they all find him very courageous.

      • When you say ‘and Banergee and his relatives might suffer the consequences of their actions’: are you threatening him?

    • That’s very ignorant and sweeping. India as a pluralist democracy, is a huge victim of Islamic terrorism, much of it originating in Pakistan where the Hindu population has been massively reduced through forced conversions and forced migrations. The same with Bangladesh. Kashmir has an extremely violent Islamist insurgency which India is countering with some force, as any country would do. Hindus have been persecuted in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, yet they haven’t responded with violence and terrorism. A reality which goes against the theory that terrorism is the response to injustice. Also, if this threat of “Hindu extremists” is so real, why isn’t the world worried about it? What exactly are they threatening, to impose archaic laws on the whole world at the point of a gun? What a joke.

  19. Ms. Page: you maybe right on a few aspects but you need to educate yourself on so called “islamic” inventions as you need to on other things. Most of the inventions under islam were done by DHIMMI’S of conquered territories (especially jews, greeks, persians, who had to adopt arab names). And if you indeed are able to show a few Muslims inventors, I could show you that they were far from practicing Muslims. Today the Muslim population is 1.5 billion. Why does one need to go back to about 1000 years to find some handful of “inventions” (none of which are actually are not because of Islam)? Please don’t use lies to promote your ideology.

    • I’m sorry but the Arabs had a brilliant civilization in the golden age of Islam……enough with the jealousy.

  20. Strange how little girls such as Teittel Page spew out words such as ‘bigot, hate-mongerer and whatever’ without ever having read a qur’an, a sira or a hadith. My deceased grandparents and my deceased father and my mother all went to war to defend her and my freedoms and values. For what?
    Little ignorant girls such as this are given platforms to propagate their viewpoints without having ever made an effort to verify the facts. Everything in that MOVIE accurately reflects the life of mohammed as stated in the sira (the holy book on mohamed). Lttle Miss Teitel has never read the sira but is against the screening of the truth.
    She gives the example of an exhibition showed in Turkey and presented in New York recently that was widely criticized as being untruthful. Never once did little Miss Teitel google to find out the truth. Too difficult to research and much easier to vomit words such as ‘bigot’ and whatever.
    Please google:
    Islamic
    Inventions? How Islamic Inventors Did Not Change The World

  21. To LITTLE MISS TEITEL: A young Copt just got arrested by the Egyptian muslim brotherhood police for posting the trailer of the movie on his facebook page. What are his odds of not being tortured to death? In islam, the live cutting of male genitalia (penis & testicles chopped off without anesthetic) is a common practice for blasphemy or homosexuality or apostasy. He will surely be horriby sodomized before.

    This is what you are defending, little Miss Teitel, when you spew hateful words such as ‘bigot’ or whatever to defend your ignorance and to suppress freedom of speech, even when such speech is true, such as the movie.

    Oh, by the way, the young Copt’s name is Alber Saber. Check out the Facebook page in support of him.

    • Kindly knock off the ‘little miss’ sexist crap.

      • So, if I understand correctly, you find it offensive for me to qualify this uninformed young adult with polite words such as a ‘little miss’. But, on the other hand, you don’t find it offensive when this uninformed young adult qualifies people whom she doesn’t agree with as bigot,hate mongering wacko, shit disturber… Do I understand correctly?

        • I doubt it, you sound too crazed to understand anything.

  22. I get over 125 emails a day from all over the world, from newspaper reports to videos. In India, small towns are now sharia compliant. When the islamic population reaches 5% of the general population, it is over and sharia gets implemented slowly but surely. Blasphemy is sharia. It takes very little for a gesture to be considered ‘blasphemous’.

    The problem we have is why submit to the eventual possibility of mob violence? By speaking out now and screening a movie that simply reproduces what is in the sira, the life of mohamed, we will be avoiding future conflicts and safeguarding our freedoms.

    There are hundreds of reports daily from the islamic world where infidels (meaning us pigs and dogs) are persecuted for the most infinite digression. One example: a man threw in the garbage a business card given to him by a man named ‘mohamed’. This ‘mohamed’ promptly had him arrested for blasphemy. I believe the poor innocent merchant that threw the business card in the garbage got a 25-year life sentence.

    An American couple in their fifties are serving a 25-year term in a prison in Pakistan for having touched a qur’an without washing their hands first. The Lahore Lawyers’ Bar ASsociation threatened to burn alive any lawyer that would defend a young Christian girl falsely accused of blasphemy. And there is so much more…

    Little Miss Teitel is submitting to blasphemy laws, which is Sharia, as well as most on this post. This is happening in my country, Canada. The moment we submit out of terror is the moment we lose our freedoms. The islamists know it but little Miss Teitel doesn’t, as most people here also.

    • That’s shocking, Susan, and disturbing. The menace must be countered strongly and effectively. We don’t want Islamism or Sharia Law, or death for infidels, apostates, gays and idolators.

  23. Good work Emma. This Ron guy is creating a bad future for our peace ful country Canada. The Ron should realize that he is creating a bad image for his own religion by contributing hatred for other religions. I understand there is freedom of speech but speeches that hurts others feelings and creates violence should not be tolerated.

  24. Do they not know there is a chapter in the Qur’an where a pious group is mentioned in the verses of the Qur’an (the people of the cave), yet not only that but also their dog! This dog that was with them and it indirectly states that a dog is a loyal animal. Even the Prophet Muhammad showed me to be kind to animals and show mercy. Providing water to a thirsty human is a good deed but this deed also goes beyond mankind and to provide water to a thirsty animal is also a good deed.

    Good article Emma.

  25. Let’s understand and appreciate one thing. Someone like Sam Bacile, or anyone involved in the making of this movie, and an individual like Ron Banerjee who wants it screened, would be dead by now in any Moslem majority country. At the very least they would be under sentence of death. In Canada, we have the freedom to criticise and even satirise religion, which included the founders, scriptures and beliefs of that religion. You can argue, disagree, vehemently disagree, but you cannot use violence. All the critics and denouncers of Mr Banerjee have neglected to mention this one important point.

  26. Rinendra (Ron) Bandarjee suffers from several psychological disorders, some of which include small penis syndrome and obsessive compulsive xenophobia. His unquenching thirst for media attention is reminiscent of other pathetic media personalities such as Ezra levant, pamela geller, glenn beck, & Ann coulter.

    • He may or may not have those conditions, but he has rights and freedoms, certainly in Canada. This is not an Islamic or Moslem majority country( like the one you probably came from) where he would already be dead, as would the creator of the movie, Sam Bicel.

  27. Those who do take an action hope to see a REACTION. What would be like if there is no REACTION. I say Bring it on Lets see how dirty their thinking is. Remember SMILE…
    A Muslim

  28. Not sure why most media people/orgs still haven’t figured out that Ron’s group is BOGUS and why they keeping talking about it as if it is real. Even you, Emma! Look, Ron is a mentally-ill attention seeker. I know him very well and have previously helped him get a job and get into school, two opportunities he then took and wrecked. He is articulate and intelligent, but that does not change the fact that he’s got serious personal problems including a narcissistic obsessive compulsive disorder. This is someone who cannot maintain employment or housing and yet manages to fool a lot of people in the media. He NEVER had any intentions of screening this film, but he sure got a lot of attention by claiming that he would.

  29. Ron never had any intentions of screening this film. He loves attention, he’s what one would call an “starts-with-W-ends-with-E-rhymes-with-bore” and he admits that.

    I’m very well acquainted with him as I have known him for a number of years. At first, I didn’t take him too seriously, but then I learned that this was not a facade and that he was deadly serious in his beliefs, and I was really quite stunned. He hates so many types of people: Muslims (he likes to call them moos-lems), Sikhs, Christians, Blacks, Gays, the list is very long. The only groups he likes are Hindus (who he believes are superior to all), of course, and Jews, but only if they are of the Zionist type aka the JDL. I have over 100 emails from his detailing all this stuff.

    In the past, I have helped him get a good part-time job without even being interviewed by vouching for him with a company where I was working. And I steered him towards a journalism course and a bursary which covered 80% of the tuition. Of course, he screwed up both opportunities. He’s very lazy if he’s not doing what he wants to be doing which is bigoted agitating, be it online, in print, on radio, on television or in person. He wants to be famous without for all the wrong reasons and without working for it.

    Basically, he’s waiting for his parents to die so he can have a boatload of money without any effort. With it, he’ll finally be free to not worry about having to worry about such mundane things as paying rent while he pursues his chosen career of being a sleazy douchebag. I’m convinced he’s mentally ill and I have told him so to his face.

    He does have one other pursuit which he truly enjoys, that is acting and producing genre films. Which genre? Starts-with-P-ends-with-N-rhymes-with-corn. As we all know, niche stuff sells, so he is doing well with a niche in the genre called “mixed wrestling”, that is girls and guys. As a producer, he also recruits actresses. And yes, I do have proof of this. Why do so many right wing nut jobs (RWNJs) family values like Ron have secret lives like this?

  30. Bravo Emma

  31. SHAME ON YOU HINDUS…SHAME ON YOU!!!

    How can you do such a thing, it’s like adding fuel to the fire. Is that what your religion shows you? To preach hate???

    You should be ashamed of yourself(This is for the stupid hindu people who screened it)

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