Magistrate Sets Judgement Date on ‘insulting’ Language Telephone Case
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Magistrate Sets Judgement Date on ‘insulting’ Language Telephone Case

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A magistrate here will deliver a judgement July 24 on an alleged neo-Nazi charged with using “grossly insulting” anti-Jewish language on a recorded telephone message. Dutch-born Jakob Prins, identified as a bodyguard for self-styled Canadian Nazi leader John Beattie, had no counsel, pleaded innocent, and declined to question witnesses or offer a defense.

Charges were brought against Mr. Prins, a former wrestler, by Ben Kayfetz, community relations director of the Canadian Jewish Congress, who charged that Mr. Prins violated an Ontario law prohibiting the use of telephones for indecent, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language. The prosecutor asked the court to find the accused guilty not because the CJC found the message offensive but because an ordinary member of the community would find it such.

The alleged message described a “Jew rabbi” killing a cow for Kosher food. The male voice said a “Jew rabbi makes the animal suffer in the most gruesome, fiendish, devilish way ever imagined…the Jew rabbi smiles. A dribble of saliva drools out of the corner of his lip down over the edge of his dirty, black beard. After all, he enjoys his blood money. No, this is not a description of an SS camp…The Jew rabbi obeys his hate book, the Talmud…based on the suffering of all on this planet that is not Jewish.” Provincial Judge Carl Waisburg, who headed the case, is a Jew.

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