The following is an example of a sec. 13 human rights complaint and is provided for educational purposes as an example of how to make a complaint regarding hate on the Internet - cyberhate. The result of the complaint can be found at the Canadian Human Rights Commission website. Some results are posted on www.stopracism.ca as examples of the types of evidence and argument that Tribunals find relevant.
Name and Address of Respondent:
Address where incident occurred (if different from above):
Internet (see websites above)
Peter Kouba has discriminated against persons or groups of persons on the basis of religion, sexual orientation, race, colour, and national or ethnic origin by repeatedly communicating messages through an Internet website that would likely expose Muslims, Hindus, Jews, gays and lesbians, blacks, First Nations persons, East Asians, non-whites, Pakistanis, and Roma (aka Gypsies) to hatred and/or contempt contrary to section 13(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act .
Date of alleged conduct: 7 October 2003 and ongoing.
Peter Kouba has posted extensive discriminatory material on the website forum of
US neo-Nazi group Stormfront at stormfront. using the pseudonym proud18 . In neo-Nazi parlance, the number 18 symbolizes "Adolf Hitler" as A is the 1 st letter of the alphabet, and H is the 8 th letter. Although a broad range of such materials have been included with the evidence accompanying this complaint, representative samples are listed below.
I visited the Stormfront forum on 9, 15, 19, and 28 October 2003, 18, 22, 24, 27,
and 30 November 2003, 1 December 2003, 6, 13, and 31 January 2004, and 10, 11, 21,
and 29 February 2004.
Material posted by Peter Kouba on 13 October 2003 includes:
You dont know Canadian injuns too much. They dont get addicted to Lysol they choose to drink it. It is cheap and gives them a buzz. But it still bogles my mind that a lot of wn [white nationalists] have sympathy for these red devils. How can you have feelings for these subhumans and still call yourself a wn or even just a proud white man? [sic]
Under the heading of "Indians", on 18 October 2003, Peter Kouba posted:
Yeah , stinking red devil savages who dont even have one I.Q. point between the whole lot of them. [sic]
On 22 November 2003, Peter Kouba posted:
Personnaly i'm getting a bit tired every time I read about a injun tribe beating a white kid to death because they lost their land to our forefathers. I'm sick and tired of reading about some nig-nog raping a white woman. You can only hear it so many times before YOU FINALY HAVE TO GET UP AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE PROBLEM. [sic]
Under the heading of "If You Like INJUNS , Then don't read this" [sic], Peter Kouba posted:
The best news is that they have a high ammount of AIDS due to that inbreeding plus they die younger. At least some good news. [sic]
On 24 November 2004, under the heading "American seeking CDN Jew princess", Peter Kouba wrote:
This millionar piece of crap said he wants a Canadian woman for a wife but only Jews need aply . The 3 finalist jew sluts are all from Toronto. I wonder if his jew friends in the media gave him such huge press coverage to promote the jew crap whore. At least there will be one less jew in Canada. [sic]
On 1 December 2003, under the heading "2 black serial rapists of white women", Peter Kouba posted:
Why is it so hard for the govt. to understand this? These blacks in Africa go around screwing monky's / zebras and anything else that is around. They come here and have no animals to screw so they resort to raping women. They should still be in the jungle and not among civilized people. Some are canibals others are head hunters and this is what is moving in next door to you. [sic]
On 4 January 2004, under the heading "2 Dead , 4 injured. Yipee" [sic], Peter Kouba wrote:
Well the hindus are fighting a turf war in Vancouver with the Asians. Saturday in a nightclub in town there was a brawl between these two rival groups. The end and joyful result was 2 shot to death and 4 wounded. 2 of the 4 are in critical care. This is a great way to start the New Year. The dead include a white woman in her 20's that was with the Asian gang. Even though she was white I have no pity for this race traitor. She chose to be around them and now she died with them. A just ending. [sic]
Peter Kouba co-founded a group called "Western Canada For Us" with Glenn Bahr. A website was created with the group at the URL wcfu and westerncanadaforus . Kouba has posted discriminatory material on the WCFU forum using the pseudonym "WhiteEuroCanadian".
On 9 March 2004, under the heading "Homosexuals", an excerpt of a posting by Peter Kouba reads:
These are not human beings , they are sexual perverts in the the category as pedophiles , beastiality , S&M etc. [sic]
It appears that Peter Kouba was kicked out of the WCFU as a result of differences with co-founder Glenn Bahr and other members in late March of 2004.
Based on the foregoing examples, I believe that Peter Kouba has discriminated against persons or groups of persons on the basis of religion, sexual orientation, race, colour, and national or ethnic origin by repeatedly communicating messages through an Internet website that would likely expose Muslims, Hindus, Jews, gays and lesbians, blacks, First Nations persons, East Asians, non-whites, Pakistanis, and Roma (aka Gypsies) to hatred and/or contempt contrary to section 13(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act .
Given that this material would appear to be quite clearly in violation of s. 13(1) of the Act , I would ask that, if approved by the Commissioners, this complaint be forwarded directly to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal for hearing.
I thank-you in advance for your work on this matter.
8 June 2004