December 28, 2015
‘Noted author held up for his views while refugees (whose views we don’t know) are welcomed like heroes’
Lorne Gunter writes:
In Canada two weeks ago, at just about the same time Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was beamingly greeting the first planeload of Syrian refugees to Canada, customs officials in Toronto were giving the third degree to American author, Robert Spencer.
Spencer, who operates a website called jihadwatch.org., is a harsh critic of radical Islam.
He has written 14 books on terrorism and radicalization, including two New York Times bestsellers.
But when he tried to come to Canada for a speaking engagement organized by the Jewish Defence League, Spencer was grilled for three hours at Pearson International airport and his luggage searched for hate literature.