City police say anti-Muslim posters are offensive, but are not a hate crime

Anti-Muslim posters put up at the University of Calgary this week do not contain the language required to pursue a criminal charge under hate propaganda legislation, police say.

Students and staff at U of C were enraged Tuesday after 40 posters were discovered on campus, filled with obscenities and directives to Muslims to keep Sharia law, genital mutilations and beheadings in their “7th century” homeland.

University president Elizabeth Cannon stressed that campus security would be working with police to check surveillance camera footage and examine the possibility of criminal charges.

But according to Sgt. Eric Levesque, hate crimes co-ordinator with the Calgary Police Service, the Crown will not be receiving a recommendation to pursue hate-related charges.

“It is very offensive, that’s true, but if you remove the bad words, the message itself does not contravene Canada’s hate speech laws.”

  • BillyHW

    Why did nobody ask them what specifically they found so offensive about the posters.

  • Dave

    Offensive? Offensive to whom, a bunch of whiny sand-dune based life forms and maybe a handful of intellectually challenged SJW’s? If so who five a flying f*ck?

  • eMan14

    Islam, the religion of being offended.

  • Louise M.

    Bravo, Sergent Lévesque !

  • pdxnag

    Islam is the king of the hill when it comes to “hate” speech. It is a manifesto of genocidal rage. Target it first for any government ban on hate this and hate that.

    • V10_Rob

      Go on campus, start reading passages about women and gays through a bullhorn. Anyone starts giving you grief about hate speech, get their name (ideally) and announce “So-and-so here says the quran has no place on campus, are they right?”

  • Barrington Minge

    Hmm. Can’t see anything offensive on the posted……mooslims have very thin skins.

  • Josh Mephisto

    the f word is what they found offensive. If the posters had been worded “stick” your beheadings and “sod off” the police would have no comment at all.

    Muslims need more posters like this, only without the F word to be 100% legal, to help them adjust to the post-7th-Century world.

  • Reader

    Team Trudeau will slowly rewrite the laws to conform to sharia “law” more and more with time.

  • Gary

    Muslims at Yonge& Dundas have a dawah booth and hand out qurans that call for murdering gays while these simians freely hand put Books on how to Beat Your Wife .
    No a word from City Hall or the God-hater Leftists that fly the rainbow flag and jump at the change to bash Christians.

    John Tory and Wynne were at the Vigil for the Orlando slaughter by a MUSLIM but Wynne did a speech and made it about islamophobia which she mentioned 11 times.