The Canadian Press
Published On Tue Dec 21 2010
An anti-Semitic Islamic website police say is operated by a Toronto student who is on the run is back on the Internet after being shut down earlier this year by a Canadian web-hosting provider.
Salman An-Noor Hossain, 25, of Mississauga, operated a website called Filthy Jewish Terrorists and he and the site were the subject of a five-month investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police.
The site was shut down in March and Hossain was suspended from York University as the OPP investigated him.
But the anti-Semitic site has relaunched, using a host in Switzerland.
On Tuesday, Hossain posted a blog identifying himself as the operator of the relaunched site, and using the same design as the old one. The new website is registered with generic information making it impossible to locate him.
Last July, the OPP said in a statement that Hossain “wilfully promoted hatred and advocated genocide of the Jewish community.” His website called for direct terrorist attacks.
Hossain was charged with five counts under the seldom-used hate-crime section of the Criminal Code, but he didn’t show up for his court date.
Last month, the Ontario Superior Court issued an international warrant for his arrest on Interpol. Hossain’s picture, birth date, height, weight, colour of eyes and hair are listed on the international police website.
“Every single Muslim in North America and Europe has a right to go and physically fight alongside the Islamic resistance groups in the various regions under external occupation (Afghanistan, Iraq, Kashmir, Lebanon, Palestine, Somalia, and other places),” the website reads.
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service issued a statement Tuesday. “CSIS is very aware of certain Internet websites which support or incite terrorist violence, and that some of those sites are based in Canada,” the statement said.
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