And these strong arm tactics aren't restricted to non-Orthodox either.
Last week, the non-Chabad but scrupulously Orthodox Conference of European Rabbis had its regular standing committee meeting, planned six months in advance, in Odessa in Ukraine.
A week before the event, suddenly Chabad organised another event in the same city entitled Conference of Ukrainian and European Rabbis. The only ones there of course were Chabad shlichim but the event was hastily arrnaged because Chabad cannot let it be seen that there is anything else in ukraine and russia than Chabad. Meanwhile, they phoned up members of the community and tried to bribe them to work for Chabad and they said they were opening a Jewish university in the town when there is already one there.
They really hate Odessa because the city's Orthodox community runs an amazing network of schools, shul, orphanages, yeshiva, kollel and community which is frum and successful.
Just remember the words of lev leviav to a non-Chabad European rabbi. "Russia and Ukraine belongs to Chabad. Get your people out of there."
These people are thugs. Orthodox or not. Solomon schecter schools have no less Jews in them than Ohr Avner ones.
And Chabad calling up the Governor of Odessa to beg him not to meet a delegation of Europe's most senior chief rabbis half an hour before he met must take the biscuit for chillul hashem.
Shmarya, keep exposing them. It's not just their theology which isn't Jewish, it's their ethics or lack thereof.