Threats should be taken seriously, Canadian Jewish Congress says
Last Updated: Thursday, July 8, 2010 | 4:20 PM ET
An Ontario man is facing charges of advocating or promoting genocide, under a rarely used section of the Criminal Code.
Salman Hossain, 25, of Mississauga, Ont., is also facing three counts of wilfully promoting hatred against an identifiable group.
It is alleged Hossain promoted hatred on a third-party website and blog promoting genocide against the Jewish community.
Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Julian Fantino made the announcement in Toronto Thursday.
The genocide charge carries a maximum five-year prison term while the hatred charge calls for a two-year maximum sentence.
Police believe Hossain is out of the country.
Bernie Farber from the Canadian Jewish Congress said threats must be taken seriously.
With Hossain currently out of the country, we're not sure he'll ever face justice unless he does return. Hossain has been calling for the murder of Jews for far too long with no action being taken, but we guess late is better than never.