TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 13, 2013) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) praised the Canadian government and Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney for the deportation of Mahmoud Mohammad Issa Mohammad, a Palestinian terrorist who has avoided deportation for 26 years.

"We are so pleased and proud that our government has finally managed to deport this terrorist, who participated in the murder of an innocent airline passenger in Greece and lied to get into this country, and then proceeded to wage a decades-long campaign of lawfare to avoid expulsion and remain on Canadian soil," explained Avi Benlolo, President and CEO of FSWC. "His presence in our country was an insult to every Canadian, while his deportation demonstrates the commitment Canada has to identifying and expelling those whose political ideology leads them to believe they can commit violence without fear or consequence."

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center is a non-profit human rights organization committed to countering racism and antisemitism and to promoting the principles of tolerance, freedom and Canadian democratic values through advocacy and education.

Contact Information:

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies
Stacey Starkman
Communications Manager
416.864.9735 x 32 (office)