Unlike the US, Canada tends to suppress "free speech" when that speech is deemed hateful and potentially harmful.
Source: Russia Today
The US pastor who hosted “International Burn a Quran Day” had his anti-Islam signs seized and was denied entry in Canada on Thursday.
Florida Pastor Terry Jones, 60, announced two years ago that he would burn 200 Korans on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Although he did not burn the holy Islamic books that day, he burned copies of the Koran in March 2011 and in front of his church in April 2012.
On Thursday Terry, together with fellow pastor Wayne Sapp and his wife Stephanie Sapp, had planned to attend Freedom Showdown, an inter-faith debate outside of the Ontario Legislature. Jones had been invited to speak on the lawn concerning the topic, “Islam is not compatible with Western society.” The event was in response to the controversial YouTube video, “Innocence of Muslims,” which sparked protests throughout the world.