For Immediate Release:
The Jewish Defence League is monitoring an appeal that got underway in Federal Court in Toronto this week scrutinizing Section 13 of the Human Rights Act, which says it’s discriminatory to spread hate messages online.
The case pits so called human rights advocates against defenders of free expression.
Vancouver-based Alan Dutton helped lobby for the 1996 creation of the B.C. Hate Crime Team that brings together law enforcement, Crown prosecutors and provincial bureaucrats to combat hate crimes.
Dutton argues abolishing the law will embolden hatemongers to re-organize and strengthen the white nationalist movement in Canada.
“The danger here is that they’re going to believe that they have fertile ground now,” said Dutton, who chairs the Canadian Anti-Racism Education and Research Society.
It has come to the attention of the Jewish Defence League that the group Canadian Anti-Racism Education and Research Society recomends the public on their web site for to watch Al Jazeera for International News. It is the position of the JDL that Al Jazeera promotes hate and a radical Islamic position.
Aboriginal Public Television Network (APTN – facebook.com/aptninfocus)
Public Broadcasting System
Al Jazeera (international news)
Section 13 has become a tool for groups that promote a radical Islamic agenda.