Deported from Kenya last week due to security concerns, controversial Canadian Muslim preacher Bilal Philips nonetheless delivered his planned speech to Nairobi's biggest mosque on Saturday via Skype.
"I advised against any violent demonstrations which may cost the loss of lives over this minor issue," Mr. Philips told the National Post on Sunday. "I further advised the Muslim community to take the necessary steps to combat 'Islamophobia.' "
A Jamaican-born Muslim convert, Mr. Philips was expelled from Germany last year for allegedly advocating the killing of homosexuals. Britain and Australia have also barred him from their countries and the U.S. has named him as a suspected terrorist co-conspirator.