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.