What Happens When An Anti-Muslim Internet Personality Begins To Face Consequences
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What Happens When An Anti-Muslim Internet Personality Begins To Face Consequences
A hate-speech charge, at least one lawsuit, banned accounts, and political ambitions: the angry life of Mississauga YouTuber Kevin J. Johnston

Outside the Toronto Zionist Centre on Sunday, July 30, members of the far-right Jewish Defence League (JDL) wore helmets and kevlar vests; some guarded the premises with bats and batons. They were on high alert after someone on the page of their Facebook event had warned that members of Antifa (an “anti-fascist” left-wing movement) were planning to crash the meeting.

The JDL’s guest of honour that night: alt-right provocateur and anti-Islam vlogger Kevin J. Johnston, who days before had been arrested and charged under section 319(2) of the Criminal Code for “wilful promotion of hatred.”

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