This was the question That we went to Kitchener to ask.
The answer should shock many Christians as well as the citizens of
It is with sad regret that I and my colleagues from Ottawa
and the United States were surpressed in a way that would severely
frighten most democratic countries in the world today. Of course in many
Islamic countries, such as Egypt, Pakistan, Sudan, Indonesia or perhaps
Saudi Arabia, Iran, Algeria, this type of obstructed suppression towards
all Unbelievers of Islam is typical and in fact tolerated based on Islamic
teachings that govern these misguided societies.
Although freedom of speech is a Canadian freedom,
In any Islamic society today around the world, we find that no one has
this simple right, except of course Muslims. But then again, Islam dose
not allow freedom of speech, nor dose it allow freedom of religion.
However one would not have expected to find in Kitchener
Ontario this same Islamic ruling being forced upon its citizens by way of
threats and innuendoes. Yet that is exactly what has taken place On Feb
1st 2003. The poor Manager, Mrs. Strong of the Walper Hotel, had so
cheerfully excepted our plans to hold this same conference a mere 6 weeks
earlier, took our full finical obligation to rent a conference room and
with well wishes, hoped we would have a wonderful Conference. However,
after a extensive ad campaign and with the news about our conference
taking place , Mrs. strong became very nervous about damage to her Hotel
and the danger to her quests. Why? It seems Mrs. Strong received
threatening communications via email and phone calls. By who? Well after
receiving the phone calls I can only say this, Mrs. Strong, all of a
sudden ( two days before the conference) required us too sign a document
that would make us pay for any damages to the Hotel. We also were told we
were to place $5000.00 down as a security deposit in case of damages and
we were to hire undercover police officers even though we had already
hired our own security team which we would use for all our conferences.
Why the sudden urgency to protect a hotel from a conference being put
together by a Christian Pastor? Why, even after accepting these last
minute demands for hotel protection, did the hotel still not allow this
peaceful conference to proceed? The only conclusion I have is , FEAR. Mrs.
strong needed no protection from me or any of the Christians who were to
speak. No it is quite obvious that Mrs. Strong was worried about the
brutal Islamic destruction that we have seen time and time again on the
news. The brutal episodes at Concordia University in Montreal a few months
ago, when the x prime Minister of Israel wanted to speak, Jews who came to
hear him were beaten and spit upon, the damage to the university was like
a picture out of a war movie (SEE CBC NEWS ) . The beauty Pageant in
Nigeria where two hundred Christians were killed because of some innocent
comments made in a local news paper about the prophet of Islam, and the
destruction and deaths of Christians around the world because Jerry
Falwell, Franklin Graham and Pat Robertson, all Christian Pastors, have
agreed that they felt Muhammad the Prophet of Islam was a terrorist by the
actions he displayed in the Koran and Hadiths , Islamís Holy books. I'm
sure these vivid images were possibly in Mrs. Strong's mind when she
received all of those emails and threatening phone calls. Its no wonder
that she was so terrified that she asked us to protect her hotel from any
damages, it appears she was not afraid of us, it appears she was
frightened of Islam and asked us to pay for any damages that some
followers of Islam may do to her Hotel. Why we should have to pay for
damages caused by an Islamic group of terrorists in Kitchener is beyond
I came to ask only one simple honest question in Kitchener " IS
ISLAM A RELIGION OF PEACE" ?
The answer is as obvious here in Kitchener as it is in EGYPT, PAKISTAN
SUDAN or any other Islamic society around the world today where the
freedoms of un-believers in Allah the Islamic Moon god, have been striped
away. What is it that Islam is so afraid of you hearing Kitchener ?
As Christian Aagaard of the Kitchener Report said " There was one
DISTURBING element and it came from the quiet protest: "the
idea that Hardingís point of view should never be allowed to find a
platform in the community, that it should be shut down before it
"stinks up the joint". Aagaard went on to say : I couldnít disagree
more. Harding is entitled to his opinion and he has a right to
NOT ACCORDING TO ISLAM IM NOT AAGAARD, but perhaps Islam has more
control in Kitchener than you thought?
Our new site in Kitchener for our Conference "IS ISLAM A RELIGION
OF PEACE" will be announced shortly.
Rev Mark Harding