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UPDATE: Toronto man sentenced for promoting hatred against Muslims

Eric Brazau was sentenced to 9 months but will not spend any additional time behind bars

Eric Brazau
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A man the crown calls a "hate monger" has been sentenced to 9 months for wilfully promoting hatred against Muslims, criminal harassment, and breach of probation.

Eric Brazau was sentenced consecutively to 4 months for willfully promoting hatred, 2 months for criminal harassment, and 3 months for breach of probation.

The Crown says Brazau abused his free speech rights in a series of incidents involving pamphlets he handed out in September of 2012 showing a pregnant Muslim woman with her belly as a bomb and other images associating the faith with beastiality, pedophila, and satanism.

The Toronto man sometimes cursed Islam while handing out the flyers and Justice Ford Clements says he believes Brazau's actions prove he had little interest in a meaningful debate.

Brazau denies that he was trying to promote hatred, instead he says he was trying to promote debate on censorship and Sharia law.

He plans to appeal and will not spend any further time in jail thanks to 9 and a half months in custody before his trial.

Clements called his views "despicable" and "repugnant," but after the sentencing Brazau said he sees nothing wrong with his actions and plans on distributing further pamphlets that are less extreme.

Brazau has a lengthy rap sheet dating back to the late 80s with a number of convictions for assault, uttering threats, and breach of bail conditions.

He is also known for protesting Police Sgt. Ryan Russell's funeral in 2011 and dressing up as an imam and pretending to beat a woman.

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  1. john posted on 04/01/2014 10:51 AM
    i dont feel sorry for this asshole . raciest is not and should not be allowed in this country i don't give a crap what race that are .
  2. Bob's Burgers posted on 04/01/2014 02:10 PM
    No doubt he'll be defended by like-minded Muslim haters Michael Coren and Ezra Levant.
  3. john posted on 04/01/2014 02:25 PM
    he is just a bitch no defer form the KKK .

    dont worries he will be baba s bitch for 9 months .
  4. Eric Brazau posted on 04/01/2014 06:48 PM
    What are you going to say when people are blown up on a train,plane or subway. Not to worry I not so petty as to say - told you so- A fact remains undeniable Muslims are trying to cast terror into the hearts of Unbelievers. Only a matter of time. Then you cry. Unless you support the coming of a sharia state.
    1. john posted on 04/04/2014 02:45 PM
      @Eric Brazau thay are ot as dangerous as u think dude .

      rember the saying just because there is some bad apples dos not mean the whole basket of them are bad .
    2. john posted on 04/04/2014 02:51 PM
      @john the reasion why thay come here is because thay are tired of the country s builshit thay came from . it is no deferant then what Ukraine is doing now trying to join the Russians cause there government is a bunch of asshole .
  5. kenfromcanada posted on 04/01/2014 09:12 PM
    Wow

    donny p(utz) disappears, and all these august, erudite, sanguine, new posters suddenly appear. AND - some of the old profiles still 'pop' up every so often.

    Too funny.

    lololololololololololololololololololololol
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