January 30, 2017: Friends of Simon
Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) condemns the horrific shooting and murder of innocent
people at a Quebec mosque, and demands justice for the victims and their
“This tragic act of terror must be a wake-up call for all Canadians to recognize where hate and intolerance can lead,” said FSWC President & CEO Avi Benlolo. “The pursuit of justice includes strengthening our laws against hate speech, and hateful acts – such as leaving a pig’s head outside a mosque - intended to intimidate and threaten individuals and communities.”
To this end FSWC repeats its previously stated call for all levels of government and law enforcement to exhibit a greater willingness to prosecute hate speech than has been demonstrated in the past, and to put policies and procedures in place to reduce incidents of hate in our country.
Stacey L. Starkman
Director of Communications & External Relations
416.864.9735 x 32 / firstname.lastname@example.org