While I’m loathe to publicize anything printed by the National Post, this article is simply too important.
Canada’s hate speech laws and the way in which they have been enforced recently have been the subject of significant criticism. People say we shouldn’t be punishing people for what they think, or that we shouldn’t be limiting their freedom of expression.
Below is an article discussing the hate-filled ramblings of a Mr. Salman Hossain, a student at York University. The fact that he makes up words like “genocided” (in reference to what he hopes happens to the Jews) aside, people like him, Jim Keegstra and Ernst Zundel are a danger to our society.
Read the article below. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic.
N.B. I included a “read more” link so that this post doesn’t take up your dashboard, but please do read the whole thing. It’s worth it.
Courtesy of Stewart Bell at the National Post:
Just months after Ontario decided not to charge a Toronto man with hate crimes, partly because he was undergoing rehabilitation, he is again being investigated over his online writings on a website called Filthy Jewish Terrorists.
Police are probing Salman Hossain’s recent postings on the Arizona-based Internet site on which he writes harshly about Jews, Christians and moderate Canadian Muslims, whom he calls “traitors.”
He refers to Jews as “diseased and filthy,” “the scum of the earth,” “psychotic” and “mass murderers” and writes that “a genocide should be perpetrated against the Jewish populations of North America and Europe.”
In addition, he blames Jews for terrorist plots, such as the Toronto 18 bomb conspiracy, which was the work of Islamist extremists. He also praises God for “the victorious resistance operations” in Afghanistan.
Abbee Corb of the Hate Crimes Extremism Investigative Team, which is made up of representatives of 13 Ontario municipal police forces, confirmed yesterday that an investigation was underway.