The annual Al Quds Day march returned to Toronto on June 1, even though the city has a new bylaw prohibiting hate speech on city-owned property.
So was the event shut down? Nope!
Rather, police closed off major thoroughfares to give the Islamists an escorted parade right past Toronto City Hall... because to ignore the demands of these members of the religion of peace might spur on a violent reaction.
Based on what we saw last year, the incitement of violence is definitely a concern.
Quds Day or Al Quds Day "is an annual event held on the last Friday of Ramadan that was initiated by the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979 to express support for the Palestinians and oppose Zionism and Israel." It calls for the "liberation" of the city of Jerusalem from "Zionist" control. Last year, a speaker at the Toronto festivity was filmed ranting about putting Israelis in “body bags” and “for the eradication of the unjust powers, such as the American empire, such as the Israeli Zionists.”
According to B'nai Brith, the Toronto Al Quds Day rally has featured speakers who “praised terrorists and incited hatred against Jews and Israelis.”
Yesterday we posted an interview which has gone viral featuring a Muslim attending the rally who told us that executing gays may sound “unfair,” but that's sharia law and “it's coming to Canada.”