Update: And speaking of scary graffitos of doom... (h/t BCF):
B’nai Brith Canada commends sentence and strong message sent by judge in Mahr antisemitic graffiti caseIndeed. The decrepit marker Nazi gets his just desserts. Meanwhile Salman Hossain remains free to type up a storm.
TORONTO, May 10, 2010 – B’nai Brith Canada has commended the strong sentence and public message sent by the judge in the Mahr case in Guelph this morning. Max Mahr, an 83-year-old German native who was convicted under hate crime provisions of the criminal code for scrawling antisemitic graffiti and symbols in various public places in Guelph, was sentenced to six months in jail and must complete 40 hours of community service cleaning up the graffiti, in addition to being on probation for two years. Justice Norman Douglas stated that Mahr’s crimes are of the “mindset which led to the Holocaust” and that his graffiti, which included writing “kill the Jews” and “exterminate Israelis,” is a crime which will not be tolerated in Canada.
“In this case, the judge got it right and has sent a strong message to the public that hatred will not be tolerated in 21st century Canada,” said Frank Dimant, Executive Vice President of B’nai Brith Canada. “We are very satisfied that the judge took Mahr’s crimes very seriously and that through today’s sentence a powerful message in the ongoing fight against antisemitism, in all its forms, has been sent.”