VIDEO: Canadian Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Jail for Saying ‘I Don’t Like Islam’
A man in Canada who set out to prove that Canadians don’t have free speech proved his point by being sentenced to 18 months in jail for daring to say that Islam is evil on a subway in Toronto.
Toronto native Eric Brazau has for quite some time been testing free speech limits in Canada with a campaign to denounce Islam, but never once has he ever acted violently or advocated violence against Muslims.
Yet, after one of his attempts to alert one and all to the evils of Islam, he was arrested and charged with a “hate crime.”
He was even denied bail by authorities as he waited for sentencing! Denied bail just for saying “I hate Islam”!! This is totally intolerable.
The last conflict between Israel and Hamas was going on when he decided to carry this experiment out. He merely wanted to spark a debate, but things got ugly when he started decrying Islam and the Koran.
He managed to offend someone who hit the emergency stop button, and things really took a turn for the worse for him when he refused to get off the bus. This resulted in about a thirty minute stand off.
Here’s where things start to make no sense. It’s like the entire legal system and structure wanted to send a message to the Islamic community that they were the last group they ever wanted to offend.
The judge told him, “You had a ticket to ride, not a pass to harass”
Judge Lapkin sentenced Brazau to 18 months in prison, and an additional 2 years probation when he’s released. He even added a weapons ban to these 2 years probation, because in Lapkin’s point of view “…words are weapons too.”
Brazau was also arrested early in 2014 for handing out flyers that denounced Islam.
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