Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Jewish Group Disappointed Montreal Imams Accused of Hate Speech Won't Be Charged

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Jewish Group Disappointed Montreal Imams Accused of Hate Speech Won't Be Charged

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Jewish group disappointed imams won't be charged

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MONTREAL - Two Islamic preachers accused of giving anti-Semitic sermons in 2014 won't face charges, a spokesman for Quebec's Crown prosecutor's office said Thursday.

Jean-Pascal Boucher said the statute of limitations had expired and, therefore, the Crown will not proceed.

"The prosecutor responsible for the file conducted a careful analysis of the evidence," he said. "And came to the conclusion that the statute of limitations had been reached and as a consequence, no charges will be brought in this case."

The Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) filed a criminal complaint with police in march 2017 after it discovered two videos online of Arabic sermons recorded at the Al-Andalous Islamic Center in Montreal in 2014. …

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