FSWC Presses for Hate Speech Charges Against Man Who Says Zionists Deserve 'Death and Extermination'

May 25, 2020

Statement

Toronto (May 25, 2020) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) has reached out to law enforcement this morning urging that charges be laid against a Toronto-area man for inciting hatred and promoting genocide against Jews.

The man posts regularly to Facebook about his hatred for Israel, Zionists and Jews, who he calls “swamp creatures” and “subhuman filths” who deserve to be “exterminated like the dirty stinking rats you are!” The man also accused Israel of sending people to Western countries to “kill our people and rape our girls.”

FSWC was first made aware of this man by reports filed by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. FSWC has asked police to open a full investigation into this man and his online statements in order to gather the necessary evidence to file hate speech charges.

It is illegal under sections 318 and 319 of the Canadian Criminal Code to promote genocide or incite hatred towards an identifiable group.

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