René Daoust will be on probation for a year after threatening the coordinator of the CQCI

mai 6th, 2014 No Comments

Charter supporter who threatened Muslim gets probation
A self-professed ‘total anti-Islamist » who made Facebook threats against a prominent spokesperson for Montreal’s Muslim community will not be going to jail.

Instead, 47-year-old René Daoust will be on probation for a year, and will get a criminal record — though he says he doesn’t regret his actions.

In September of last year, just as the then-PQ government unveiled its secularism charter, he addressed Adil Charkaoui, a spokesperson for the Quebec Collective Against Islamophobia, saying « your hours are numbered, filthy terrorist. » A month later, he took to Facebook again, warning anti-Charter demonstrators to « watch for snipers », because « people will show up armed. »Daoust pleaded guilty to uttering threats late last month
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Charkaoui, for his part, told CJAD News he’s disappointed with the sentence, noting Daoust sent him and his group a string of messages, many threatening violence and killing.

« I don’t think it’s a strong message to the racists and the Islamophobes, especially in this debate for the Charter, » he says. « After this very sad debate about values and the charter…we found the Islamophobia and anti-Semitism has grown. »

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