Category Archives: Hate Speech

Video: Kevin Johnston arrested for “hate crime” under Section 319 (2)

He is unable, by court order, to relate specifics of the charge or to name his accuser. Nice country we live in huh?

Based on the following explanation of 319(2) I suspect the charges relate to Johnston’s “Reward Offer” to anyone filming a Muslim student spewing Koranic hate in a Mississauga school.

Section 319 (2)

Public incitement of hatred

319 (1) Every one who, by communicating statements in any public place, incites hatred against any identifiable group where such incitement is likely to lead to a breach of the peace is guilty of

(a) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years; or

(b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

Marginal note:Wilful promotion of hatred

(2) Every one who, by communicating statements, other than in private conversation, wilfully promotes hatred against any identifiable group is guilty of

(a) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years; or

(b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

Marginal note:Defences

(3) No person shall be convicted of an offence under subsection (2)

(a) if he establishes that the statements communicated were true;

(b) if, in good faith, the person expressed or attempted to establish by an argument an opinion on a religious subject or an opinion based on a belief in a religious text;

(c) if the statements were relevant to any subject of public interest, the discussion of which was for the public benefit, and if on reasonable grounds he believed them to be true; or

(d) if, in good faith, he intended to point out, for the purpose of removal, matters producing or tending to produce feelings of hatred toward an identifiable group in Canada.

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The Left’s Next Step: Redefining ‘Hate Speech’ as Violence

An article in the Sunday Review section of the July 16 New York Times posed a question which, once upon a more innocent time, would have been considered nonsensical: “When Is Speech Violence?” The response of any person who cares about the clarity of language would properly be “Never,” but Lisa Feldman Barrett, a professor of psychology at Northeastern University, asserts in the Times piece that the science is settled: “speech that bullies and torments” is “literally a form of violence.”

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Arrest Warrant Issued in Montreal for Hate-Preaching Imam

A Quebec judge has issued a warrant for the arrest of Palestinian-Jordanian Imam Sheikh Muhammad ibn Musa Al Nasr following a B’nai Brith complaint. During a sermon, Al Nasr called Jews “the worst of mankind” and expressed his hope that Muslims would slaughter them on Judgment Day.

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Germans Pass Law Imposing Fines On Facebook, Twitter Etc. If They Don’t Delete ‘Hate Speech’

I think we forget sometimes as Americans* that the First Amendment doesn’t cover the whole world. The American left may be attacking free speech in this country, but they don’t have much hope of succeeding at the moment, at least, given that we still have a slight conservative majority on the Supreme Court that’s willing to defend the Constitution (most of the time).

The rest of the world is an entirely different story, and that could present a problem for social media companies who understandably wish to operate on a global basis. And the problem is no longer just theoretical. Germany has just made it very real.

*I  think that American blog writers forget sometimes that people in other countries can read, too.

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CBC: Video offering $1K reward for recordings of Muslim students praying ignites fears

Staff with the Peel District School Board in southern Ontario are being cautioned to be “extra vigilant” about a video making the rounds online offering a $1,000 reward for recordings of Muslim students in any school in the region “spewing hate speech during Friday prayers.”


CIJ: Peel board calls offer to secretly videotape Friday prayers in public schools “circus of hate” [includes transcript]

“Clearly, this individual is trying to bribe students as an incentive to breach privacy laws. The video itself prejudges our Muslim students in a way that is both unfair and untrue.

This is hate-filled showmanship by someone who wants attention for an ongoing attack on valued members of our school community. It is a campaign that encourages hatred, and makes our students, staff and community feel unsafe and targeted. That is simply wrong.

The Peel board values inclusion—we stand with our Muslim community and all those who join together for inclusion in rejecting this cruel campaign.”

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The B.C. hate speech trial that nobody’s heard about

With Parliament’s anti-Islamophobia motion in the news recently and the country divided over the issue of freedom of speech as it applies to criticizing identifiable groups, it’s strikingly odd that a real live hate speech trial – the first in B.C. in about a decade – concluded this month with a controversial sentencing, yet barely a whisper from the media.

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UN Human Rights Chief: ‘Legal Obligation to Stop Hate Speech’

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein declared last week that the nations of the world “have a legal obligation to stop hate speech and hate crimes.” This comes just as Muslim countries are planning to demand that the UN explore “legal options” to stamp out “blasphemy” on social media.

And so the jihad against the freedom of speech is looking to heat up considerably in the near future.

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Brampton, Ontario: Mayor Calls Criticism of Muslim Prayers in Public Schools “HATE SPEECH”

Brampton, Ontario Mayor Linda Jeffrey is dismissing critics who object to Muslim students having Friday prayer sessions in public schools as purveyors of “misinformation and hateful speech.” Jeffrey was responding to critics in a letter she released Thursday as Toronto-area parents in the Peel District School Board are preparing a full-scale protest on Saturday to demand that public schools not promote one religion over another.

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Germany’s Jihad on Freedom of Speech

A local non-political group showed up with a float showing Chancellor Merkel behind prison bars, with the caption: “This is how traitors end up.” It is German equivalent of the popular U.S election slogan used by many Trump supporters for former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton: “Lock her up.”

A police complaint was filed the following day. The day after that, police rolled into action, and the State Attorney of Landau district opened an investigation against the subversive “miscreants.”

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Trudeau Gov’t Looking At Ways To Protect Members Of Parliament From Hateful Criticism

The hatred in question is the criticism being leveled at many Liberal MPs for supporting Motion M-103, which targets what the motion’s author sees as an epidemic of “Islamophobia” in Canada. The motion has been debated in Parliament and is expected to easily pass with the Liberal government’s majority in the House of Commons.

h/t Marvin

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