Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Toronto mosque remains closed after it receives violent threats, police investigating


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A downtown Toronto mosque remained closed on Monday night after it received several violent and offensive threats by email early Saturday. Toronto police are investigating.

On Twitter, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was "deeply disturbed" by the news, while Toronto Mayor John Tory said the threats are "completely unacceptable" and he stands with the Muslim community.

Mustafa Farooq, CEO of the National Council of Muslims, said he is calling on the federal government for a national action plan to dismantle white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups in Canada in the wake of the threats. He said such groups preach hate. 

Farooq said the council has no plans to name the mosque out of concern that it could be targeted further. 

"These messages were extraordinarily violent," Farooq said in an interview from Ottawa. "When we get these threats, we don't take them lightly. And that's why the mosque was shut down and remains shut down."

Mosque administrators, based on advice from various experts, have closed the mosque for now, he said. It is not known for how long it will be closed.  (more...)

Toronto mosque remains closed after it receives violent threats, police investigating

Given that Nazis can find common cause with neo-Ottomans, it is possible that these actions are not exclusively directed against Muslims. One may ponder how this plays against geopolitical ideologies that pit Muslims against Muslims and Christians against Christians. Could it be about oil?

1 comment:

  1. What is the opposite of "deeply disturbed", that's what I am. Who were the people chanting "death to America" during our riots? Where have we heard that before, many times? I don't think any mosques were vandalized in the rioting like Christian churches. hmmm just sayin.