Synagogues are targets of anti-semitic messages

News 19 December, 2017
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    Tuesday, 19 December 2017 11:36

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    Synagogues of Montreal and Toronto have received letters of threats, anti-semitic at the time of the jewish feast of Hanukkah, a-t we learned Tuesday from several sources.

    In Montreal, “two synagogues have filed a complaint for threats,” made in letters, said Benoit Boisselle, a spokesman for the police of the urban agglomeration of québec.

    An investigation was opened for ” hate crime “, he added.

    Two other synagogues in Toronto have also received anti-semitic messages, said the canadian branch of the jewish organization B’nai Brith.

    The message ” -the jewish community must perish – was accompanied by a star of David bloodied with a swastika at its centre “, according to the same source.

    “It is imperative today more than ever, to condemn this symbol of racism and hatred,” said Michael Mostryn, president of B’nai Brith Canada regrets that in the past few months of anti-semitic messages are blossoming on the walls ” of schools, universities, or public buildings “.

    During the holidays of Hanukkah and Christmas, ” the sacred time for the jews and the christians “, rabbi Alan Bright has stressed the need for all communities to fight ” to preserve truth and freedom “.

    Mosques have recently been desecrated in Canada and of small groups of the extreme right in Quebec have multiplied parades against migration flows.