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‘Hatemonger’ circumvents Ottawa to speak at Islamic conference

Televangelist Dr. Zakir Naik will speak in Toronto via video link


 

Dr. Zakir Naik, an Indian Muslim televangelist who was recently banned from Canada for his inflammatory statements about Jews, gays, women, and the West, will host an Islamic conference in Toronto this weekend via video satellite. More than 10,000 attendees will hear Dr. Naik speak at the Journey of Faith Conference, which is said to be North America’s largest Islamic conference. First Naik was denied a visa to enter Canada because
comments such as “every Muslim should be a terrorist,” Jews are “our staunchest enemy,” and “If [Osama bin Laden] is fighting the enemies of Islam, I am for him.” But technology now allows people to circumvent immigration restrictions. For example, the British anti-war MP George Galloway, who was banned from speaking in Canada last year because of his support of Gaza’s Hamas government, was still able to deliver a speech to hundreds of supporters in a downtown Toronto church via live-feed.

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‘Hatemonger’ circumvents Ottawa to speak at Islamic conference

  1. But I thought Toronto was too damaged and traumatized to hold these large events in the downtown core.

  2. The live-feed should also be banned.

    • No, just force Barabara Hall to sit and listen to it.

      • Haha, I say we get Jennifer Lynch there, see if she notices any human rights abuses

    • In China, that would be very doable, alas here it is impossible.

      • Would it be possible to just run the visual and, mute the audio.?? Just a thought .

        • China's internet comes through only a small (I think 4) number of linkages, which makes it feasible to moniter what comes and goes.

    • Citizen_ CA should be banned.

      • Because I pose such a threat?

        • Of course you do citizen_CA….Your responses are well thought out, on topic, and have way more thumbs up points than he does !

    • No. The beauty of freedom of speech: it lets us know who the idiots are.

      Let the video feed come through. Let our security people take notes about who attends and what they do with this A-hole's rhetoric.

      • Now there's a plan that is Doable…..

  3. yet still its spreading fast in west!!!!! WHY…………..

  4. What I never understand is how do people who live here want to listen to such drivel?
    I respect different opinions but no one is forcing you to live here, so if you hate us and the west so much, why don't you go somewhere you don't hate?

    • it is simple. the only place(s) they can "like" (if there is such a place) will not allow them to speak their minds as they can here.

  5. Thank God we have the kilt-sniffers at the National Post, on the job.

  6. I can't believe that he i being accused of such things… I have seen all his speeches and he has been quoted absolutely out of context. He said
    "Every Muslim should be a terrorist. As a policeman is to roberer." which absolutely makes sense if u read it in full. But it is unfair to just quote first part of sentence and label a guy what he isn't.

    WHat a conspiracy!! That is where the west is great at….

    • I agreed 100% and it has proved double standard of the west including UK and Canada

  7. Isn't there anyone organizing a protest outside and during this conference?

    What is happening with Toronto? Why is it known to welcome only left leaning speakers, hate mogerers like this man, and welcome and support anarchists like the BLOC. So many denounces your Police, force from either sides, for not doing enough and to doing too much? There are more denounciation for your police than that of the BLOC from your politicians, Civil liberties groups, newspapers, Television stations (like CBC). Have you lost your senses?

    • Have you ever heard his lectures? He just answers questions, he doesn't speak hatred; If he did muslims would let him know, he isn't a "left wing speaker" he just clarifies misconceptions about the religion ; The sad thing is that half the quotes in this article is taken out of context – for example "All muslims should be terrorist" This is the full dialogue "What is the definition of a terrorist? A person who causes terror or terrorizes someone. So when a robber see's a police officer he will be terrorified, so to the robber the cop is a terrorist, so in this manner All muslims should be terrorist, when a robber see's a muslim he should be terrorified because this muslim will cause justice" … This article is B.S if you listen to Dr. Zakir naik's lectures you will see that he doesn't speak hate, these people are just hating on him.

  8. Our provincial human rights agencies approve Muslim hatreds, opinions to the contrary they try to banish. And we pay all of these people to hate us from the money taken off our paycheques. Real Canadians should object.

  9. Abdullah
    I am 13 years old and I have read that west is the home,champion.caretaker of free speech but I am really confused now after learning that Dr.Zakir Naik has been banned from the U.K. and Canada Shame on U.K. and Canada ,countries who claim to be the champions and caretaker of free speech, this is an open proof that west is making the mockery of this claim, I think they only allow the free speech when it fits to their interests and this claim is a joke . When it come to free speech India is from only few countries who can truly claim this. At the end I really believe that very positive outcome will result from this ban. I am disappointed, but I will watch it.

    • Move to any islamic republic for a few years. Then you will understand.

      • The question here is the west who have double standards so is with the free speech also when free speech serve their purpose then it is, why they don't do what they say instead of their empty claims to confuse people ????

        • Free speech is a theory. A kettle can't call the stove black and complain when the stove does likewise.
          Political correctness does tend to amplify dissent since lesser voices have been muted.
          That said, he is able to speak freely and the government was able to keep him from setting foot into the country. It seems karmic that neither side is happy.

      • I am In UAE, here they do not claim of free speech so they are honest but west claim it with double standards to confuse people.

        • Don't worry, the Human Rights Commission isn't interested in what he has to say since he isn't WASP.

    • Free speech is a two way street .If he is allowed to spew that Jews are the enemy ,every Muslim should be a terrorist. Then I hope your open to criticism of Islam as well.

    • if u r really 13 years old, u have no idea what you are talking about. first and foremost, free speech is a coin with 2 sides. you are very quick in criticizing the West. Are you prepared to hear criticism about your little hole in the world? I bet you are NOT!! U have not lived in a real islamic country, i am guessing, otherwise you would think otherwise. Our interests are served by the betterment of EVERYONE. We would probably be willing to let you come to my country and tell me how much you hate me and It, if you allowed me to come to your country and do the same. unfortunately, in your country, that would earn me jail time, torture and death. that is YOUR idea of "free speech". i would rather not have that sort of attitude in my country, thank you.

    • Hi Abdullah, much admiration for you love of free speech! Just ry to read some pages of Ayaan Hirsi Ali in any public place in Riyadh and the next day, write us back, how was it?

    • Dear Abdullah:

      Countries ought to respect the inherent freedom of speech of their own citizens. Countries have the authority, privilege, (and I say) duty to enforce their sovereignty at their borders. Countries have an obligation to prevent admittance of undesirable foreigners. Canada has adopted the policy that terrorists, their supporters and sympathizers are unwelcome to enter. I trust you will appreciate the difference between preserving freedom of speech and keeping scum out.

  10. Peace and Blessings of God be upon all____And the Media plotted and planned against Muslims, and Allah too planned, and the best of planners is Allah. Dr. Zakir spoke the truth and some people don't like truth and those who support lies for such people loss after loss.____O People say: "The Truth has arrived, and Falsehood perished

    • Any evidence ?

    • "some people don't like truth" … true, very very true!! and Mullahs are at the top of that list!!!

  11. I'm sure a video of his speech will play at the University of Ottawa.

  12. Hi guys i’m drake
    I’ve seen many newspapers articles of western & eastern…..Now i’m very confused because eastern media is supporting dr. Naik and western is against dr. Naik…..And i dont beleive in both eastern and western media…..So what i’m gonna do,i’ll watch him in the conference and find out that he’s wrong or right…! And i’m suggesting all you people if you have any doubt so just watch him in the conference on your tv….This is the best way to find out who is hatemonger!!!?

    • you can visit zakirnaikexclusion.com and see the evidences for the truth :-)

  13. Hi guys i’m drake
    I’ve seen many newspapers articles of western & eastern…..Now i’m very confused because eastern media is supporting dr. Naik and western is against dr. Naik…..And i dont beleive in both eastern and western media…..So what i’m gonna do,i’ll watch him in the conference and find out that he’s wrong or right…! And i’m suggesting all you people if you have any doubt so just watch him in the conference on your tv….This is the best way to find out who is hatemonger!!?

  14. Let us analyse the individual issues that Mr Naik had purported to have said during his routine global peregrinations in pursuit of clarifying common misconceptions about Islam. It seems some of the topics he had chosen to address have caused seismic undercurrents both in Europe and the Americas. I wish to address the issue of homosexuality. He has always been a strident critic of homosexuality and has made scathing attacks many a time. He has projected an image of himself being an uncompromising, unmitigated homophobe. Like in Christianity, Islam too treats homosexuality as a despicable sin. It has to be, because both religions came from the same indivisible God. Previous nations were destroyed and swallowed by the earth for this sin. This message is very clear in the Quran and Mr Naik has every right to convey this message to the world. He or the Muslims in general can ill afford to turn the other side on this issue. Enjoining the good and forbidding the evil is integral to Islam like what elections are for a democracy. There is no “pride” in homosexuality only sin and impending perdition.

    • whichever way you put it, Christianity is capable of adaptation and growth. Islam is incapable of either. Irrationality is the hallmark of Islam. Christians can still see reason. Muslims are phobic of everything that is not in the Book. Therefore you are incapable of looking beyond your collective noses. There is no need for pride in homosexuality, though, they are proud of themselves and their choices. There is, however, pride in the ability to make that choice without guilt and threat of prosecution in a free society, where even though the choice is frowned upon, it is tolerated. All you mullahs can claim pride to ( if at all) is being drones – mindless, senseless – nothing else. personally i don't give a horse's ass worth about religion, but i can respect the will to grow and adapt with the times. guess where tha leaves you as far as i am concerned. but hey! that's just me.

    • Granted homosexuality is a sin in the Christian faith but they do not seem to have a ranking best to worst sins.A sin is a sin ,from premarital sex to stealing.

    • Abdur – why don't you and your religious zealots (be they Islamic, Christian, Jewish) or other, go back to the 13th century where you belong.

    • Maybe a mental handicap is a sin in some religion too?
      But let me ask you this – how come God made homosexuals, it God knew them to be sinners? Now put that in your pipe and smoke it…

  15. Wtf? The contents in this article is taken out of context'; For example the article says he said "All muslims should be terrorists"
    but in reality he said "what is the definition of a terrorist? A person who causes terror or terrorizes someone. So when a robber see's a police officer he will be terrorified, so to the robber the cop is a terrorist, so in this manner All muslims should be terrorist, when a robber see's a muslim he should be terrorified because this muslim will cause justice" … This article is B.S if you listen to Dr. Zakir naik's lectures you will see that he doesn't speak hate, these people are just hating on him.

  16. this guy is called a "hatemonger". strange. every time someone tries to alert you folks of the MASSIVE mental issues suffered by these nuts, the alerters are also called hatemongers, also bigots. and then the human rights tribunal(s) run amok issuing speech and topic and subject bans on them. so who is actually allowed to speak the truth anymore, eh!? the mullahs are the only ones who go psycho every time someone says something they don't like. this whole gathering should be banned. but all the "free speech" ninnys will make a big stink about that. as always, they will not think of the message that is being spread by the "free talkers" of the terrorist group. the rest of us who want safety and security in our own country/adopted country are left stuck between a political system that bows to both the odd sides. i wonder what the Indian govt. is doing about this idiot!? now that we have some sort of "nuclear agreement" with them, are they going to let this create problems between us? MAN!! what is this world coming to!!!!!!!!???!??

  17. Please before anyone of you criticise him just go on youtube and see his lectures.
    The western media is quoting him OUT OF CONTEXT.

    • The out of context things seems to be an overused expression when it comes to describing every radical speeches.I have even heard it used on Osama Bin laden

  18. Or please visit zakirnaikexclusion.com and see the FULL CONTEXT given under the section EVIDENCES.

    • i have been told that muslims are tolerant towards other beliefs. listening to this fellow and your pleas strengthens my idea that you are all hypocrites. BIG TIME. i am an Atheist and i have no problem with you living in my world with your beliefs…as long as, mind you, you don't keep hammering me on the head with them. you have your beliefs, i have mine. you don't agree with mine and i don't agree with yours. I can understand why you need your beliefs, you choose not to understand my need for mine. so your people keep demeaning, degrading, and defaming ALL beliefs that DON'T agree with yours and claim to be superior to them all. however, all i see is fear and loathing and insecurity in ALL such dialogue that chooses to "prove" that you are "right". you all are so scared that we will be proved correct in the end, not by writing and stories, but by reality and truth that surrounds us ALL the time. have a good life and be in peace.

  19. The quotes given in this article are only lines from what he said. He explained these things in details in his speaches. The media is quoting him OUT OF CONTEXT. We can scream that they are OUT OF CONTEXT a million times but people who don't want to listen would NOT listen, they will remain fools to the media.

    • Just listen to his videos on YouTube, they are plentiful. Uploaded by his disciples. They give you a correct, nasty picture of this Zakir Naik.

  20. The sane people from Toronto should try to stop this person from giving through video conference.

    • SHAME ON YOUR THOUGHTS

      • at least we CAN think!!

  21. Hate mongering sattelite feeds can and should be disrupted. If the satellite company is contacted by the proper authority on proper grounds, it's just a matter of making the attempt.

  22. If the man has been actively involved in terrorism then by all means, ban him from our country.

    But if the concern is merely that his speech is unfit for our ears, then who the hell are the government pukes to be making that decision on our behalf? We don't need political masters deciding what ideas we should hear. In any case, you can't stop bad ideas by stifling them – you have to expose them for what they are and train people to think critically.

  23. Dr. Zakir Naik claims to be spreading the religion of peace . But first let him take his lectures to places like Somalia, Pakistan, Afghanistan which claims to have the religion of peace but without any real peace . Unfortunately he has never been to these places…

  24. Get the f___ out of this hemisfere you midevil throwback fanatics!!!!
    You can hate each other to death in your own dark, worthless, putrid
    environment in old arabie. Go f___ a camel !

  25. I have no doubt that Dr Naik and his supporters would strenuously object to a similar, Christian-themed conference being held within an Islamic country. For all their claims of Western hypocrisy and oppression, these groups can only operate freely in countries like Canada. Meanwhile, Islamic countries such as Pakistan in which the goal of religious purity is the national obsession are in the process of eradicating their cultural minorities. Now that obvious non-mulsims have been swept away, the dominant Sunni are attacking the Shiite and Sufi communities for their perceived failings.

    It's impossible that Islam can exist peacefully within Canada when it views inter-faith relations as a zero-sum game. Such a view is reinforced when muslim commentators on this board claim that they are at risk of being "swallowed by the earth" because homosexuals in this country are not being executed. Ultimately, the presence of Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Zoroastrians, Wiccans and atheists in Canada will become just as threatening. A cursory glance at the history of any modern Islamic country with these groups will reveal how such problems are “resolved”.

  26. Zakir Naik was an ordinary doctor from a poor Indian family but today he owns several properties including the cleverly named “Peace TV” where he has been observed saying “Every muslim should be a terrorist”~! From where did all that money come from and for what reason? Only Allah knows! But Islam has rewarded evangelists through centuries and for a good reason. New recruits can be further brainwashed and put to use for propaganda, conversions, and fiscal contributions to oiling and wheeling the gigantic Islamic machinery. Zakir Naik is a small-minded opportunist and nothing more than a part of the Islamic machinery which will try to evangelize, brainwash, and possibly train some chosen ones to be jihadists to die in the name of Allah so they can go to paradise and enjoy 72 virgins. He has financial incentives to do what he is and is backed by Saudi oil money.