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Canadian police target conspiracy theorists

Hate Squad cracks down on book talk

by Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor,  with Anthony Hall

Edmonton, Alberta

The Edmonton Police Department’s  Hate Speech Squad has launched an investigation of a scholarly book that questions the War on Terror.

BANNED-IN-CANADAOn August 16th, two undercover EPD officers attended a book talk at the Rossdale Community League Hall in downtown Edmonton. The officers were investigating  We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo: Free Thinkers Question the French 9/11, which has apparently elicited complaints from B’nai Brith Canada.

Out of uniform and posing as ordinary audience members, the Hate Police officers watched my book talk.  During the intermission between my lecture and the subsequent presentation by University of Lethbridge professor Anthony Hall, the officers flashed their badges and identified themselves as members of the Hate Speech Squad. They said they had received a complaint referencing “conspiracy theories” and “anti-Semitism.” (How a scholarly book that includes essays by several highly accomplished and reputable Jewish contributors, as well as one by an even more Semitic Arab Muslim, can be called “anti-Semitic” is a mystery.)

The lead officer told me: “I didn’t see any problems with anything I heard during your lecture.” On behalf of the Department, he accepted an autographed copy of We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo dedicated “To the Edmonton Police Department Hate Speech Squad – thank you for thinking freely.” The officer said the book will be placed in the Departmental Library.

The Edmonton PD’s We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo investigation raises interesting questions. Are Canadian police departments now charged with giving a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” to books and book talks? Are Hate Speech Squad officers getting training in literary criticism, investigative journalism and historiography so they can serve as competent peer reviewers and censors? Had the officers disapproved of the lecture, could they have arrested us? If they later read the book and dislike it, will it be banned in Canada? Conversely, if they like it, might they offer a blurb: “Terrific stuff! Certified 100% hate free by the Canadian hate police!”

But seriously, folks: Doesn’t the policing of books and book talks have a chilling effect on freedom of speech and academic freedom? And how and why did this particular book draw the attention of the Hate Police?

“The person who stated you were involved in hate crimes is Amanda Hohmann” emailed Joanne David, the Edmonton event organizer, to Anthony Hall. Amanda Hohmann is the Coordinator of the B’nai Brith Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents.

Professor Hall was outraged: “They call themselves the B’nai Brith Audit of Anti-Semitism. Auditing! We live in an era of auditing fraud. The banksters are experts in disguising what’s going on through creative bookkeeping. It’s interesting that the concept of audit is now being applied to policing people’s ideas.”

So who was responsible for sending the Hate Police to our book talk? Anthony Hall was unable to get a straight answer:

“I called the B’nai Brith office but wasn’t able to speak to Amanda Hohmann. I asked to speak with CEO Michael Mofton and Senior Legal Counsel David Matas. I indicated it is a serious matter and that I have never been associated with a hate speech crime. So I want to know who complained, what is the nature of the complaint, is there  a text involved? It seems that someone said that our speaking was going to somehow be a violation of some hate speech principles. I wanted to know what the rules are, if there are any rules. Are people just free to snitch anonymously? Can people turn in their partner because they’re mad at him or her? It gets to the whole essence of the Global War on Terror, that people are subject to these repressions. They don’t know what they’re accused of, who is doing the accusing. There’s no due process. It’s an authoritarian police state atmosphere, an East German Stasi type of worldview. And this is creating maximum dissension, distrust and suspicion of one another. And this seems to be the agenda of neocon tyranny. Here we are right in the midst of an election. These issues are front and center. Bill C-51, now the Anti-Terrorism Act 2015, is like the Canadian Patriot Act. (Bill C-51 was passed in the wake of Canada’s 9/11, the Ottawa shooting of 10/22/2014.)

The 10/22 false flag brought fascism to Canada

The 10/22 false flag brought fascism to Canada

“The Anti-Terrorism Act empowers CSIS, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, to become a kind of Canadian gestapo. This raises the question: Is the B’nai Brith now an adjunct of CSIS? How are we to tell the difference between the B’nai Brith and the Harper government? And of course there’s so much irony, because the specious interpretations of 9/11, 10/22 (the Ottawa shooter event), the Charlie Hebdo event, and so on amount to hate speech! Their purpose is to generate hatred towards Muslims, and to whip up and instrumentalize and exploit Islamophobia for political gain to the neocons. So the agencies responsible for policing and arbitrating hate speech are deeply involved in generating a type of speech, and defending a type of speech, that creates great hatred towards Muslims.”

As of this writing, B’nai Brith has not returned Professor Hall’s phone calls asking for an explanation. Neither, for that matter, have the Edmonton Hate Police:

“I called the Edmonton Police Department. I couldn’t even find out the name of the officers. They gave me the phone number of the Hate Speech Unit. I called and left a message, but they haven’t gotten back to me.”

Richard Awid, manager of the Rossdale Community Center in Edmonton, said there had been several complaints asking him to cancel the event. The complaints were apparently vague and unsubstantiated. Awid, to his credit, stood his ground and allowed the book talk to proceed.

En route to Jasper with Anthony Hall

En route to Jasper with Anthony Hall

The Edmonton talk was the final episode of my five Canadian events with Anthony Hall. Two days earlier, our talk in Jasper was introduced by a forceful disclaimer disassociating the owner of the venue – the United Church of Canada – from the event.

Anthony Hall writes:

“This experience we went through in Jasper and especially in Edmonton seem to be a prelude to the kind of relationships  we can expect with the police, the government, and one another. This kind of thing is going to make the university as we’ve known it impossible. I can foresee security clearances for classes and Hate Police officers sitting in.”

In today’s Orwellian world, it seems that critical inquiry is being redefined as hate speech, radicalization, or even  terrorism.

The B’nai Brith Canada website states: “In the future, the League will explore further use of legal means to halt or disrupt the operations of known terrorist organizations with representatives in Canada. The B’nai Brith legal department will play a key role in this effort.”

Are scholarly books now considered a form of terrorism?

Anthony Hall adds: “I find it very troubling that there is this notion of ‘radicalization,’ that everyone just nods their heads assuming it means something. Are universities being defined as agents of radicalization, and professors considered their representatives?”

Hall adds: “The most extreme agent of radicalization in Canada right now is Stephen Harper and the cabal he represents. Imagine having a hate speech hotline when the Prime Minister is running on hate speech! The term he always uses (to incite hatred of Muslims) is ‘jihadism’.”

Fascism Comes to Canada: Stephen Harper One-Ups Leni Riefenstahl (watch this unbelievable video if you dare!)

Will anyone ever explain who sent the Hate Police to my book talk, and why? If those people made slanderous accusations, will they have to answer for them? Stay tuned to TruthJihad.com for updates.

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20 Responses to "Canadian police target conspiracy theorists"

  1. Harry Haller  August 22, 2015 at 5:35 am

    Wow you would of thought that you denied the holocaust. Here in the US of A, you can say the holocaust is a hoax; but be prepared for an insane rebuttal.

  2. John Kirby  August 20, 2015 at 2:05 am

    In Nazi Germany and the USSR it was called “DENUNCIATION”

  3. DGSE  August 19, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Hey Doc. nice to see you made it across the border this time. No doubt the ‘brew ha-ha” that was created by banning you last time made some in Ottawa a little uncomfortable. Not good for marketing.
    Welcome to Orwellian Kanuckistan.
    Hope you enjoyed your stay despite a bunch of sociopathic cowards.
    Great to read the effect you seem to have had on some of the locals, and for some reason, I even think the local ‘Edmonchuck’ Gestapo might have had a good time. Paid overtime for listening to the truth.
    Keep up the great work.

  4. Anthony Hall  August 19, 2015 at 7:16 am

    To Eddie Devere. Harper is no Tony Abbott. Harper is a willing, conniving and very aware agent of General Netanyahu’s neocon crusade for global domination.

    • B. Rock  August 19, 2015 at 9:55 am

      Sadly, this is what I’ve come to believe too. Harper is an abomination and the nations he’s most eager to attack are all on Netanyahu’s wish list. But he just doesn’t look outwards for his targets because he’s obviously focused on anyone within Canada who doesn’t bend a knee to his grand global, panopticon, ziocentric vision.

  5. Eddie Devere  August 19, 2015 at 2:03 am

    Can someone just clarify for me watching from across the Pacific in Australia – is there any chance that Harper is not actually evil but rather like Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott is just a congenital idiot who doesn’t understand how he is being manipulated?

    • DGSE  August 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      Hi Eddie:
      There could be “a chance”, but alas, I think not.
      When it come to talking, he sure seems like a “congenital idiot”. Add to that he is a failed economist and his grades were crap. So….
      But make no mistake this sorry excuse for a human is hate-filled to the core and is “high concentrated evil”. His back stabbing while part of the Reform Party is well documented.
      To me he even looks psychopathic.
      cheers

  6. B. Rock  August 18, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Seriously? A Hate Speech Squad! That’s outrageous! My disgust for Harper and his Zio-manipulated regime just went up many more notches. I had the honour of listening to Dr. Barrett and Dr. Hall in Lethbridge last week but there was only a brief opportunity to speak with them afterwards. (We were getting your time’s up urgings from the library’s bullet proof vest wearing security guard.) BTW, “We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo” was every bit as fascinating to read as I anticipated it to be.

    Canada owes Dr. Barrett an apology for treatment he received on his first attempt to enter Canada this year (blocked at the border) and now for this worrisome episode in Edmonton. I hope the two agents who audited his book talk appreciated the valuable lesson in forensic investigation they were receiving and I’d say if they haven’t read Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms it’s about time they looked at Article 2 in particular — “Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: (a) freedom of conscience and religion; b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication; c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and (d) freedom of association.”

  7. Bruce Wick  August 18, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    You’re right, I think, to treat police and security services, as a “winnable” constituency. Following the adage, “It’s a foolish captain, who doesn’t know what’s going on, on his own ship,” you can expect undercover agents or officers at ANY sizable, let alone controversial, gathering. Why not make sure police get your event advertising? The good news: police are never really “off-duty,” and can therefore react instantly to any breach of the peace occurring at one of your meetings.

  8. Larry Cox  August 18, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    This story may be only an indication of where things are going here on earth.
    It will take a pretty massive realization of how we have been manipulated to put an end to this sort of behavior and social thinking as a “solution” for “dangerous people.” This planet still has a human population on it principally because of “dangerous people.” And it has been nearly lost several times due to the actions of persons or groups who are utterly terrified every time a baby cries. We simply cannot allow the planet to be operated by people like that. We need people of true courage in positions of leadership, or we will get more of what Kevin and Anthony recently experienced.

  9. Jack Heart  August 18, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Its good to be chosen in Canada, thank you for this Dr. Barrett.

    • matthewmccauley  August 18, 2015 at 3:36 pm

      If only there were a vaccine to eradicate the hate from within, a kind of worming medicine working at the cellular level.

  10. wolfintimber  August 18, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Excellent works Mr.Barrett……your tour in canada and the USA etc…..is critically important,,,,,,zazuma……more each day the zionist demon beast makes moves to enslave all…..if enough of us can unite in high enough levels of awareness of truth……these demons will be toast real fast…..because the light is the true might…..namaste all fine members of the family of light…..

  11. alan colorado  August 18, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Call up the Edmonton hate speech unit and make a complaint against the evening news and the daily papers. Then they will come after you. “Hate speech,” a politically correct and judicially accepted label that can be used against any and all threats to the state’s status quo i.e. Zionist ideology Shekel shills,stooges and supporters.

  12. AreWeProgrammed  August 18, 2015 at 9:22 am

    OK, I’ll take the bait – Israeli Jews today are Jewish converts, they’re Khazars (Caucasians), not Judeans. They answer to Rome, the Vatican, the Jesuits. It’s been that way for a couple thousand years now. That being said, if they don’t want hate coming their way perhaps they would consider knocking off their crap. Killing people usually creates some hatred and vengeance, so if they stop killing people and try making friends things would go better for them. Nobody has to kneel to Jews or Rome. As for Conspiracy Theories – no such thing. There are facts and when people start to put facts together government’s label them Conspiracy Theorists – a term government’s invented operating under the theory we’ll believe everything they say. Only those doing wrong would need to police facts. universal-rights dot com (Re)Vision

  13. Ted Gorsline  August 18, 2015 at 2:58 am

    Hate speech squad = Jew Mythology sustenace squad

  14. ayelyahbenjamin  August 18, 2015 at 2:33 am

    its all just starting to get a little too childish…. hate speech police

  15. James Robertson  August 17, 2015 at 11:18 pm

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    Congratulations Canadian branch of B’nai Brith for making total asses of yourselves! I have watched several versions of the talk and if the goons of B’nai Brith bothered to watch it they would see what a joke they really are. Schmucks.
    Canada’s hypocrisy is simply colossal.
    Canada supports the Islamic state; see Crimesofempire
    http://crimesofempire.com/2014/10/25/ottawa-shooting-is-a-big-lie/

  16. Altimometer  August 17, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Kevin Barrett, they did not expect you to be the intellectual that you are. So they certainly have no answers for you are too smart for their fraudulent dim wittedness.

  17. peter  August 17, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    I enjoyed your talk Kevin. Welcome to the soviet socialist republic of Canada.

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