Ahmadinejad's Spiritual Advisor Shouted Down in Canada
This time… Ahmadinejad’s Spiritual Advisor was the one who was silenced!
“I don’t understand dancing with wolves and calling it a peace dialogue.”
–Iranian activist Shahrzad Mojab
on the radical clerics holding a “peace dialogue” at a university in Ontario.
Ahmadinejad’s spiritual advisor, Ayatollah Muhammad Taqi Mesbah Yazdi, was shouted down by angry Iranian and Afghan protesters a minute into his talk at a liberal college in Canada this week.
Dozens of irate protesters yelling “shame,” “murderers” and “terrorists” shouted down a Waterloo meeting last night that was intended to build peace [to give Iranian islamofascist Ayatollah Muhammad Taqi Mesbah Yazdi a tribune ].
About 50 protesters stood around the meeting hall at Conrad Grebel University College waiting for the dialogue between Mennonites and Muslim clerics from Iran to begin.
Police from Waterloo Region and Toronto, Waterloo firefighters, paramedics and University of Waterloo police were called in in anticipation of protests.
The protesters, Iranians and Afghans from the Greater Toronto Area, stayed mostly silent during the opening prayers.
They shuffled around and held aloft a gruesome photo gallery of torture victims, hangings and firing squad executions they say were taken in Iran.
But less than a minute into a talk by a Shiite Muslim cleric from the Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute in Qom, Iran, the barrage of shouts erupted.
One by one at first, then hitting a crescendo of chanting “Down with the Islamic Republic of Iran!”
Rev. Brice Balmer, moderator of the meeting tried to calm the loud crowd.
“This is a religious conference,” he pleaded.
But it was to no avail.
The verbal salvos kept flying from around the room while more than 100 people in the audience calmly waited for the meeting to continue.
After about 10 minutes, and some failed attempts to negotiate for the protesters to have their say, organizers called off the meeting.