Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi is charging blogger Kevin J. Johnston with one count of "willful promotion of hatred." According to a Globe and Mail report, Johnston's arrest followed a lengthy investigation of his online activism but news reports played up a recent story by the blogger, who operates the FreedomReport.ca website.
In late April, after a head-on crash on Highway 3 near Windsor, police searched the Lexus in which Tariq Elamin and Satvir Singh were riding and found a sawed-off shotgun and .22 rifles. Police arrested the pair, now facing firearms charges, including possession of an illegal weapon and carrying a concealed weapon.
Johnston claimed the pair were Muslim "maniacs" and "on their way to kill people — shoot up St. Clair College," in Windsor. Johnston cited "city staff" as his source but police and college officials deny any threat. A lawyer for Singh said Johnston's video was "entirely fabricated" and "obviously racist."