(AP) – 1 hour ago...OTTAWA — A protest by hundreds of students led organizers to cancel a Tuesday night speech by American conservative commentator Ann Coulter at the University of Ottawa. A spokesman for the organizers said Coulter was advised against appearing after about 2,000 "threatening" students crowded the entrance to Marion Hall, posing a security threat.
"It would be physically dangerous for Ann Coulter to proceed with this event," said conservative political activist Ezra Levant inside the hall. "This is an embarrassing day for the University of Ottawa and their student body . . . who chose to silence her through threats and intimidation."
A protest organizer, international studies student Mike Fancie, said he was pleased they were able to stop Coulter from speaking. "What Ann Coulter is practicing is not free speech, it's hate speech," he said. "She's targeted the Jews, she's targeted the Muslims, she's targeted Canadians, homosexuals, women, almost everybody you could imagine.". Levant blamed the bedlam on university academic vice-president Francois Houle, who had written Coulter to warn her that Canadian laws make provisions for hate speech, more from this source...........
Ottawa university instructor Hassan Diab arrested in 1980 blast at Paris synagogue. By The Ottawa CitizenNovember 13, 2008, An Ottawa university instructor has been arrested for the infamous terrorist bombing of a Paris synagogue in 1980 that killed four people, injured scores of others and put synagogues around the world on a tough new security footing, Hassan Diab also teaches part-time at Carleton University, where the Citizen unsuccessfully attempted to interview him last November following one of his classes
Hassan Diab, 54, was arrested by the RCMP at Gatineau residence Thursday morning as he was getting dressed, and placed in custody at the RCMP’s A division on McArthur Road, said his lawyer, René Duval. He is to appear in an Ottawa court on Friday. Two French judges reportedly issued an international arrest warrant against Mr. Diab earlier this month, believed to be the first such international warrant for terrorism ever executed in Canada. The earliest possible date for the extradition hearing will be June 2010.
Sunday, November 23, 2008, Hassan Diab: The French connection, Hassan Diab Syracuse Univ. Grad (NY), Canadians Arrest 80s Bombing Suspect, Bill Ayers Your Next. The Lebanese-born Canadian is accused of parking a bomb-laden motorcycle outside the synagogue on Paris' Rue Copernic, killing three Frenchmen and an Israeli woman. Mr. Diab has denied the allegations through his lawyer, who says he wasn't even in France at the time. Colleagues have expressed disbelief. Until yesterday, the French case against Mr. Diab was in a file sealed from public view, but yesterday the file was opened by order of a Canadian judge.
The declaration outlining the case says investigators worked back from the scene of the crime to find the dealer who sold the bomber the Suzuki motorcycle whose saddlebags would contain the explosives to the Hotel Celtic, where he stayed in Paris, and the prostitute who visited him there. (She apparently didn't offer much information, but did tell police he smoked Marlboro's, pretended to be Greek, was circumcised, looked as though he normally wore glasses, and paid with a hundred-dollar bill.)
Diab was staying under the name Alexander Panadriyu, which police eventually concluded was a false identity.As they closed in, decades after the bombing, French police say they had two experts compare the writing on "Panadriyu's" check-in file with a sample of Mr. Diab's handwriting, gleaned from documents when he was a student at Syracuse University years later.
‘It’s always the bush league schools,’ Coulter contends, OTTAWA — After protesters at the University of Ottawa prevented Ann Coulter from giving a speech Tuesday night, the American conservative writer said it proved the point she came to make — free speech in Canada leaves much to be desired.
Then she said what she really thought of the student protesters who surrounded Marion Hall, making it to unsafe, in the view of her bodyguard, for the pundit to attempt entry. “The University of Ottawa is really easy to get into, isn’t it?” she said in an interview after the cancelled event. “I never get any trouble at the Ivy League schools. It’s always the bush league schools.”
Coulter said she has been speaking regularly at university campuses for a decade. While she has certainly been heckled, she said this is the first time an engagement has been cancelled because of protesters. “This has never, ever, ever happened before — even at the stupidest American university,” she said. Coulter remarked on the reception she has had since entering the country.
“Since I’ve arrived in Canada, I’ve been denounced on the floor of Parliament — which, by the way, is on my bucket list — my posters have been banned, I’ve been accused of committing a crime in a speech that I have not yet given, I was banned by the student council, so welcome to Canada!”
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