Canadian "white nationalist" jailed for hate crime

Tue Feb 5, 2008 4:13pm EST
 
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A self-professed "white nationalist" has been convicted of using the Internet to promote hatred against non-white groups and Jews, Canadian officials said on Tuesday.

Keith "Bill" Noble was found guilty of a hate crime on Monday for postings he made from early 2003 to late 2005 on a Web site that investigators say he controlled from his home in Fort St. John in northern British Columbia.

Noble was sentenced to four months in prison and three years probation and ordered not to have access to the Internet, a court official said.

Noble's Web site now links to another site identified as belonging to The Aryan Guard, which describes itself as "family oriented folk" who want to "secure the existence of our people and a future for White Children."

"That's the problem with the Internet, they can just reroute people to other sites," said Sgt. Sean McGowen of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police hate crimes unit.

(Reporting Allan Dowd, Editing by Rob Wilson)