JDL leader files hate complaint against imam who urged killing Jews

JDL leader files hate complaint against imam who urged killing Jews

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Masjid Toronto on Dundas Street West FACEBOOK PHOTO

A hate crimes complaint has been filed with Toronto police against a downtown mosque whose imam allegedly called for killing Jews.

The complaint was made Feb. 22 at 32 Division by Meir Weinstein, founder and leader of the Jewish Defence League of Canada.

Weinstein’s complaint centres around sermons and other messages delivered from 2014 to recently at Masjid Toronto on Dundas Street West. The mosque is affiliated with the Muslim Association of Canada.

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According to translations, some of the sermons, which were posted to, then removed from YouTube, included the following:

“O Allah! Destroy anyone who inflicts injustice on your slaves, O the Lord of the Worlds! O Allah! Count their number; slay them one by one and spare not one of them.”

And:

“O Allah! Destroy anyone who killed Muslims, O Allah! Destroy anyone who displaced the sons of the Muslims, O Allah! Count their number; slay them one by one and spare not one of them, O Allah! Purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews!”

The mosque issued an apology on its website, acknowledging that “an inappropriate supplication that was offensive to those of Jewish faith was made in our downtown mosque, Masjid Toronto.

“Such language is unacceptable and against the values and practices of the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC), Masjid Toronto and the Muslim community at large.

“Masjid Toronto condemns all forms of hate and racism towards any faith group or others and is committed to offering a safe spiritual space for all congregants.”

One of the mosque’s imams also apologized.

“Neither I, Masjid Toronto or the congregation harbour any form of hatred toward Jews and so I wish to apologize unreservedly for misspeaking during prayer last Ramadan,” Ayman Elkasrawy tweeted Feb. 20. “I firmly believe that all human beings, Muslim, Jews and people of all and no faith, deserve to live a life free of any threat to their safety.”

In a statement Feb. 21, the MAC said a “a junior employee” at the mosque had added “inappropriate supplications, in Arabic without authorization, and in contravention [of] MAC’s code of conduct.”

The same day, the MAC said it reached out to “leaders in the Jewish community to express our sincerest apologies for this incident and to continue the dialogue between our communities.”

Rabbi Debra Landsberg, president of the Toronto Board of Rabbis, confirmed the MAC had reached out to the TBR.

Weinstein called the mosque’s apology “pretty weak.” Part of his complaint, he said, included messages delivered from the mosque’s pulpit that allegedly supported the Muslim Brotherhood.

Ontario’s attorney general must approve a charge of hate speech prior to prosecution, police spokesperson Mark Pugash told The CJN.

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B’nai Brith Canada also complained about Elkasrawy to Ryerson University, where he is a teaching assistant in the science and engineering department.

“We expect Ryerson to take swift action concerning this serious incident,” said B’nai Brith spokesperson Marty York. “We find it particularly deplorable that Ayman Elkasrawy would attempt to disguise anti-Semitism as a form of legitimate religious expression.”

The complaint against the Toronto mosque comes after reports that Montreal police are investigating a video taken in a mosque there in 2014 of a man calling on God, in Arabic, “to destroy the accursed Jews” and “give victory to our brothers who engage in jihad in Palestine.”

Notes of support at Masjid Toronto
Notes of support on the door of Masjid Toronto after the demonstration. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Meanwhile, Toronto police received a complaint against an anti-Muslim demonstration outside Masjid Toronto during Friday prayers on Feb. 17.

Between a dozen and 20 protesters chanted anti-Islamic slogans and held signs saying, “beheadings, honour killing, suicide bomber, rape,” “Muslims are terrorists” and “Ban Islam.”

The complaint was filed Feb. 21, Const. Jennifer Sidhu told The CJN.

In response to the protest, Toronto Mayor John Tory tweeted: “Islamophobia has NO place in our city. I’ve visited Masjid Toronto many times & denounce all acts of hatred towards our Muslim citizens.”

 

Weinstein said the JDL had nothing to do with the event. Neither did a Facebook group called Never Again Canada, according to a spokesperson, though a Never Again Canada group administrator attended the protest, he said.

As well, Never Again Canada posted the following to its page on Feb. 17: “Great rally today in support of free speech… no to wife-beating and no to child marriage. We will never be silenced. Stop Sharia, it’s a crime in Canada.”

Never Again Canada “is dedicated to exposing all those who hate the Jewish people and hide behind the Islamic terror proxies like the BDS movement, which targets the only Jewish state, Israel,” the group states.

On Feb. 22, Jewish and Muslim Liberal members of Parliament joined to condemn the imams’ statements.

“We are horrified by reports that two imams in Montreal and Toronto called for the death of Jews during sermons. We condemn such behaviour and call on the mosques’ administration to take appropriate action,” said the statement issued Feb. 22 by seven Jewish and 10 Muslim MPs.

The lawmakers said they are “equally troubled” by reports of hate notes posted outside identifiable Jewish homes in Toronto the weekend before, “as well as deeply concerning accounts from university campuses of Jewish students being targeted and vilified. Anti-Semitism is real and we must stand together against it.”

  • Mark van der Wal

    Thank you sir,the hatred in the mosque was also directed to unbelievers and to them no apologies were given.The fact that no apology was given to unbelievers is very troubling.It was directed to them as well.

    • Nirvana

      No apology for non-believers because that’s the normal daily prayer and Trudy will defend them no matter what. What’s happening in this country is appalling. Muslims do get special treatment and they will keep demanding more. Such whiners, it’s disgraceful. Motion 103 is on and it will continue to creep in along with Sharia law. We need to oust the PM. Period.

      • TerrorIsEvil

        Trudeau plays identity politics and divides this country to advance Liberal chances of being elected for decades to come – but I think that enough people understand what is going on to reverse the tide of divisive leftist politics in the near future. The question is, will the Conservatives have thick enough armor and the appropriate courage to say what needs to be said and do what needs doing?

        • Nirvana

          People understand, alright. I’m one of the bozos who voted selfie boy in and I will vote him out in the next election. I know for a fact that I’m not the only one in that mind frame. We gave him a hand and he took the arm!

  • Mark van der Wal

    The Imam also said hateful things about unbelievers,why no condemnations about that?

    • TerrorIsEvil

      Agreed…non believers and all others need not only worthless apologies and pronouncements, but they also need assurances that Islam (or any group) does not get special status in Canada.

      They are not and must not be seen as victims of everyone else – because that will lead to measures which will prevent anyone from saying anything critical about them but allow them to say anything about everyone else.

  • TerrorIsEvil

    An Imam says:

    “O Allah! Purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews!” Similar hate speech has been reported throughout Canada.

    Here is what follows:

    1) The Mosque puts out a pro forma, canned response, calling it: “an inappropriate
    supplication that was offensive to those of Jewish faith was made in our
    downtown mosque…” (Offensive to Jews but not to Muslims?!)

    2) The Islamists say,

    “Such language is unacceptable and against the values and
    practices of the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC)” True or not? Well, it has
    been happening a lot over 1400 years and antisemitism/anti-infidelism is
    written into their books. Maybe an enlightenment needs to be scheduled?

    3) They say more:

    “I firmly believe that all human beings, Muslim, Jews and people of all and no
    faith, deserve to live a life free of any threat to their safety.” Thanks, we
    can all take a big sigh of relief, can’t we? We are all safe after another Imam
    makes religious edicts calling out for Muslims to follow their teachings by
    maiming or killing Jews.

    4) They say still more:

    “we reached out to leaders in the Jewish community to express our sincerest
    apologies for this incident and to continue the dialogue between our
    communities.” Oh, great, I am sure that they will get gullible Jews to support the
    Islamists, join hands and approve their next move in Parliament to further
    inroads the Islamists are making on campuses to demonize Jews and Israel without a peep
    out of the Jewish mainstream who are content with fake apologies and just want
    to pretend that nothing is happening. Yea, Trudeau, bring on the marijuana and we will just ignore your open-door policy to blasphemy laws and sharia
    (and lots of that good old immigration from antisemitic terror hot-spots).

    5) Meantime:

    John Tory the uber-leftist Mayor tweeted: “Islamophobia has NO place in our
    city. I’ve visited Masjid Toronto many times & denounce all acts of hatred
    towards our Muslim citizens.” I guess John Tory missed the sermon in the
    Mosques vilifying, demonizing and asking for death to Jews…or it is just another inconvenient truth he wants to avoid. I am sure the Toronto Star will find a way to distance the harsh hatemongering realities of the actual words spoken from any connection to Islam.

    • Waffle

      John not-a-Tory doesn’t speak Arabic.

      • Victor Redlick

        I’m always surprised at any of his statements about anything without seeking consensus or any other forms of delay. “John Tory’s” a most unexciting “quart of milk”, as the brilliantly written parody online espouses. Read it, you’ll howl.

      • TerrorIsEvil

        Yes, and they always say one thing in Arabic and another entirely different whitewashed version to the public in English – that formula works very well for ‘Palestinians” too.

  • Murray

    It is about time that an imam was charged. The same crap was disclosed 2 weeks ago in a Montreal mosque

  • Nicolas Hajjar

    And while you are looking at your navels, a few Palestinians were shot by the world longest ongoing occupation.

    Grats.

    • shloime

      over 90% of arabs in judea and samaria (100% in gaza) live under arab control. what “occupation”?

      as for “shooting”, what were they doing exactly? this lot were trying to murder people, with guns, knives and cars.

      how do they stop terrorists on YOUR planet, mr hajjar?

    • TerrorIsEvil

      It has been a long refugee problem. That is because the UN deem these people. who waged war and terror against Israel on many occasions, as special status refugees and have prevented the surrounding countries (like Jordan which is a “Palestinian” state) from taking them in and giving them citizenship.

      The UN wants this special class of refugees to be ghettoized and segregated by their Muslim brothers for political reasons and to make sure they remain terrorists armed to attack their religious enemy, Israel.

      In fact, it is not Israel that is occupying “Palestine”, it is Arab Muslims attempting to take over what is not theirs and going to extremes to get it. Israel does not want an ISIS, Hamas, Fatah or Hezbollah looking after their well being and who can blame them?

      Maybe you would like to give yourself an opportunity to live under an Islamic State. How about giving it a try?

      • Alex_RH

        Arab Muslims occupied Israel.
        Just another occupant in a long chain : Romans, Babylon, Ottoman Empire, British …

  • charley patton

    that poor innocent imam was clearly just reacting to islamophopbia

  • Alex_RH

    “O Allah! Destroy anyone who killed Muslims, O Allah! Destroy anyone who displaced the sons of the Muslims,”
    Muslims kill Muslims. Muslim displace Muslims. So, that imam asks Allah to kill Muslims.
    1) How can he teach in University, not having a bit of logical thinking?
    2) Why Muslims do not protest his call for killing Muslims?
    3) The case will be dropped, because imam will be found mentally ill since he calls for killing Muslims.

  • DJ

    ….and then on 1010 John Moore draws an equivalence between what the Iman said and Jewish prayers who thank G-d for not making me a woman or a gentile. The left is really bending over backwards to excuse this filth.

  • Harvey Bank

    SO much hatred coming from Muslims. It will take our private forces to fight the worshippers of pedophiles. Marrying children. How much more disgusting does it have to get before Trudeau speaks out. Does Trudeau think murdering Jews is just Muslim humour. Be a man Trudeau unless you are for your daughter getting married at 10.

    • april

      His name is Justin Trudeau in the justice system look at how familiar each word is

  • Ed Marchal

    It’s very easy for mosques to hide whatever they preach inside. There are several documentaries of people going undercover in mosques in Europe and the story is always the same. They find out that hateful preaching has been going on for years. The mosque gives a half hearted apology and the issue “disappears”……. People in Canada just like in Europe are going to slowly wake up to the reality that bigotry is rife in Islam.

    • Netwie

      I fear the same thing.I speak out whenevr I can…liberalism is a mental illness.It is hard to get through to anyone who has been brainwashed by liberalism.

  • Nirvana

    Tarek Fatah is a liberal activist, writer, broadcaster and a good Muslim – yes, they’re out there. He has tried repeatedly to explain and warn Canadian politicians about the different Muslim ‘branches’ within the faith. He’s a well spoken and extremely intelligent man who knows all too well the destructive side of the religion. But our politicians wear blinders and tend to be socialists, like our PM, so we’re in it deep and it will only get worse if we let them continue this nonsense.

  • Messianic Fuzz

    We are in a tough battle. God has given Canada over to a strong delusion. Brace for worse opposition before Messiah comes.

  • Netwie

    That would be more comforting if I had never looked up what taqqiyah is…I dont trust any of these people,sorry.