Student Behind Anti-Semitic Website Gone From York

Published: April 1st 2010
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A man being investigated by police for allegedly calling for genocide against Jews on his website is no longer a student at York University.


Last month, York suspended Salman Hossain pending the outcome of a disciplinary tribunal.


"The person is no longer a student here," Alex Bilyk, York’s director of media relations, said in an interview with the National Post on Thursday.


Bilyk confirmed that Hossian was no longer a student as a result of action by the university.


Hossain is currently being investigated for hate crimes by the Ontario Provincial Police. It is illegal in Canada to advocate or support genocide, as well as to utter public statements that willfully promote hatred against an identifiable group.


Hossain ran a website called Filthy Jewish Terrorists that referred to Jews as “diseased and filthy,” “the scum of the earth,” and “mass murders.” The site said that "a genocide should be perpetrated against the Jewish populations of North America and Europe." He also used offensive language when writing about Christians and Muslims who do not share his extremist beliefs.


Bilyk said that action that led to Hossain leaving York was not linked to a decision made by the disciplinary tribunal that had recently begun.


"I won't go into the details and I can't because of FIPPA (the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act),” he said. “The person is no longer a student here. That's all I can tell you."

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