Thursday, 2 February 2012

Freedom but not libertinism

"Neo-Nazism in Canada have been affiliated with public controversies ranging from isolated hate crimes to the plot of Wolfgang Droege to take over the island of Dominica. The majority of Neo-Nazi leaders have been arrested for inciting or participating in violence and have been criticized in the media and by public officials." Wikipedia.
Canada is a free country and has a long experience of multiculturalism. CBC has reported today that  people of the neo-nazism movement  in Canada are known and their names are contained in files leaked by computer hackers in Europe.The alleged white supremacists' names were revealed earlier this month by members of a loose-knit group of hackers called Anonymous on a website called, which is now offline.( CBC news)
Neo-nazism is as awful as genocide and I wonder how this happen in Canada.

1 comment:

  1. Neo-Nazism has existed in Canada since the end of the Second World War. It's strange to think that my Grandfather traveled across an ocean to kill people who held similar views.

    If you are interested in the subject; the Supreme Court case of James Keegstra is an interesting one. Keegstra was convicted of hate speech in 1984. The majority of Justices looked at hate speech as not being a victimless crime, but instead having the potential for psychological harm, degradation, humiliation, and a risk of violence.

    A more contemporary figure is Ernst Zundel who was deported from Canada in 2007 for hate crimes to Germany, where he was incarcerated until 2010.

    Anders Breivik, the perpetrator of the Norway Massacre in July 2011 subscribed to many of the same racial rightwing ideologies. It is not unimaginable to think that something similar could happen in Canada, targeting a Canadian political party for its support of multiculturalism.