B’nai Brith Canada says the man’s anti-Semitic postings are disturbing because he claims to be a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves with an expertise in explosives.
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B’nai Brith Canada says it is “sounding the alarm” and calling for criminal charges after a Sechelt senior made online threats about killing Jews and incited millennials to kill them, too.The man, whom the Jewish organization names on its website but Postmedia is not naming because he hasn’t been charged with a crime, posted on social media that “I am not going to be satisfied until I kill an entire Zionazi Jewish family.”“Zionazi,” a combination of Zionist and Nazi, is a derogatory term for supporters of Israel, and a “really harmful and insulting slur, an anti-Semitic slur,” said B’nai Brith spokesman Aidan Fishman.The organization has reported the posts to the RCMP.“They said they don’t believe this individual presents an immediate threat to the community,” said Fishman. “But our hope and our goal is that he will be criminally charged.”A Sechelt RCMP spokeswoman confirmed they received a complaint and are in the early stages of investigation.A message left on the man’s voicemail wasn’t returned.He said on Facebook this week that he is “waiting for the RCMP to knock on my door and threaten me with arrest again for criticizing Zionazi Israeli death squads.”Fishman said the man’s anti-Semitic postings are more disturbing because he claims to be a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves with an expertise in explosives.He said there are only a few Jewish families in Sechelt and they feel vulnerable.Fishman said his organization only became aware this week that this individual had also posted anti-Semitic comments online last year, saying he may have thought he would face no consequences.In the past, the man had tweeted an encouragement to millennials to commit suicide by “attacking large groups of wealthy Zionazis wherever they gather.”B’nai Brith’s 2018 audit of anti-Semitic incidents across B.C. hit 374, more than double the number from firstname.lastname@example.org