"A pastor at a small Pentecostal church in Brazil has been sentenced to 18 years and six months in prison for praying an anti-Semitic prayer.
Jewish groups are celebrating the 'historic penalty' for anti-Semitic 'hate speech.'
From The Jewish Telegraphic Agency:
A pastor who was filmed two years ago praying for another Holocaust was sentenced to 18 years and six months in prison, a historic penalty that made headlines across Brazil.
'A historic sentence in the fight against anti-Semitism. It is the largest penalty applied in Brazil for this type of crime, which will help to inhibit this odious practice,' said Ricardo Sidi, legal director at the Brazilian Israelite Confederation, the country's umbrella Jewish organization, who acted as assistant to the prosecution..."
Last year, federal police raided his church and confiscated literature from it as part of an operation titled "Shalom."
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