Conviction of Bill Nobel for hate speech in British Columbia, applauded by friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center For Holocaust Studies



    TORONTO, Feb. 5 /CNW/ - Internet hatemonger Bill Nobel has been convicted
of spreading hate speech over the Internet and sentenced to four months in
jail plus three years probation.
    "Once again, this proves that the issue isn't one of censorship, but the
realization that acts of hate, terrorism, genocides and other atrocities
always begin with words of hate and that is something Canadian will always
oppose," said Leo Adler, Director of National Affairs, Friends of Simon
Wiesenthal Center For Holocaust Studies.
    "We commend Sgt. Sean McGowan and the RCMP British Columbia Hate Squad
for their diligence and hard work on this case," said Avi Benlolo, President &
CEO of Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center For Holocaust Studies.

    About Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

    Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies is a Canadian
human rights organization dedicated to fostering tolerance and understanding
through community involvement, educational outreach and social action. With
over 25,000 members of all faiths around the world, it confronts important
contemporary issues including racism, anti-Semitism, terrorism and genocide.
Friends is affiliated with the world-wide, Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal
Center, an accredited Non-Government Organization with status at international
agencies, including the United Nations, UNESCO, OSCE and the Council of
Europe, with offices in New York, Miami, Paris, Jerusalem, Buenos Aires, and
Toronto. Simon Wiesenthal died in 2005 after devoting his life to preserving
the memories of the victims of the Holocaust, while simultaneously seeking
justice for the war criminals.

    Visit: www.fswc.ca





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