A Quebec man has been charged by the RCMP’s national security team after allegedly advocating for genocide against the Muslim community and prime minister Justin Trudeau.
The RCMP say Andre Audet, 62 of Boucherville, left “disturbing online posts” which have resulted in a multitude of charges, including: advocating genocide, public incitement of hatred, willful promotion of hatred, and intimidation of a justice system participant or a journalist.
“For the first time in Quebec, an RCMP investigation has led to charges of advocating genocide being laid against a Boucherville resident,” the statement reads. “For example, the accused called for the death of Justin Trudeau and encouraged the eradication of Muslims.”
“The charges stem from a brief investigation conducted by the RCMP integrated national security enforcement team (INSET) after receiving information about disturbing online posts,” an RCMP statement said on Monday.
“The investigators identified approximately one hundred hate posts, threats and/or posts inciting violence in the targeted accounts,” the RCMP said.
Audet is expected to appear in court later today.