Toronto (August 8, 2018) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) commends Medicine Hat police for laying charges after a local business reported a man displaying money stamped with antisemitic messages.
The 35-year-old man was arrested and charged for inciting hatred in public after police discovered $5 and $20 bills stamped with messages such as “Jews = ESAU, Jewish White Genocide” and a link to an antisemitic website that promotes conspiracy theories against Jewish people.
“Any display of such hateful messaging is unacceptable, so we are pleased to learn that police were quick to respond to the report and lay charges,” said FSWC President and CEO Avi Benlolo. “The business that filed the report must be commended as well, as what may have appeared to be just a case of inciting hate turned into an even more serious case consisting of numerous charges.”
Following a search at the accused’s home, police also discovered white supremacy documents, high capacity magazines and hate stickers displaying “Immigration = White Genocide,” firearms and ammunition.
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