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Antisemitic website results in first online hate crime conviction in almost 10 years in Canadian province

The 68-year-old grandfather who authored has become the first person to be convicted of online hate crime for almost a decade in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Arthur Topham, whose website demonised Jews and promoted antisemitic conspiracy theories will be sentenced early next year. One article on the website described “synagogues of Satan” whilst another “satirically” called for “the extermination of Israel and all Jews” according to the prosecution. Topham’s legal defence was funded by white supremacists. A bizarre detail of the story is that Topham’s wife is apparently Jewish.

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Source: Documenting Antisemitism/CBC News

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