Controversial Muslim preacher to speak in Calgary


Screen grab of Bilal Philips

CALGARY – The controversial Muslim preacher who says homosexuals are evil and advocates for their death is set to speak at an upcoming event in Calgary.

Dr. Bilal Philips, a Canadian-born Muslim preacher with reputed links to terrorists who’s been ousted from several countries, is to be a speaker at the Power of Unity Conference.

The event, being held by the Muslim Council of Calgary June 29 to July 1, aims to celebrate multiculturalism and more than a half-century of Islam in Canada.

Pride Calgary spokesman Doug Hass is disappointed Philips, on a roster alongside nearly two dozen speakers, is invited to spread his “hatred” here.

Saying the organization isn’t planning any protests, Hass wouldn’t be surprised if some people show up to voice their opinion at the event.

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A man who has repeatedly said homosexuals should be executed is the top speaker at a Calgary conference taking place on the Canada Day long weekend.

The ironically named conference – The Power of Unity: Islam in a MultiCultural Canada – is headlining Bilal Philips, who goes far beyond saying what many religious leaders believe about homosexuality being a sin. Philips, who has been barred from travelling to Germany, is on the record as saying all male homosexuals should face the “punishment for deviant behaviour . . . which is death.”

You can check him out on YouTube.

But Philips, who was born in Jamaica and raised in Ontario, where he converted to Islam, is not the only controversial speaker – not by a long shot. There’s a whole raft of them speaking at the Muslim Council of Calgary event.

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8 Replies to “Controversial Muslim preacher to speak in Calgary”

  1. Freedom of speech says you have to let him talk, I just wish there was some legal way to stop people listening.

  2. Richard:

    Make sure everyone hears him loud and clear just once, without obfuscation of any kind such as the usual rancid cloud of taqyyia and abrogation, and they will never listen again.

    That’s why I blog. I still have enough faith in humanity that I believe if they know the facts they will resist the horror.

  3. Lucky Calgary, look at the diversity on you! Is the city footing the bill or did they get a Canada Day diversity grant to share their truth and love?

  4. @Richard.

    If Muslims can be opposed to freedom of speech, yet use freedom of speech, we can be in favor of freedom of speech, yet deny it to the Muslims. If they can make exceptions, so can we.

  5. Columnist:

    Symetry. Now that’s what Im talkin about. Tit-for-tat, game theory shows us, in fact gives the best results when dealing with hostile behavior.

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