Progressive Muslims Institute Canada

June 18, 2013 11:09 ET

The Muslim Committee Against Anti-Semitism Urges Police to Seriously Respond to Hate Crime in Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 18, 2013) - The Muslim Committee Against anti-Semitism (MCAAS) was shocked to learn Friday that a Jewish family in North York found their garage side-door covered in swastikas and hate language. Even worse, the threat: "Watch Your Children" was later found inside the garage with more Nazi graffiti.

"Progressive Muslims wish to show their solidarity with the targeted family and with the Jewish community. We stand with them against anti-Semitism" said. Tahir Gora, Director of MCAAS and the Progressive Muslims Institute of Canada (PMIC).

Mr. Gora personally called the mother of the family (who wishes to remain anonymous) on Monday.

"It meant a lot to me that he called" said the mother. "Mr. Gora said that they (MCAAS) supports us and recognizes this as a hate crime. He also said that they are committed to doing whatever they can in order to stop (the perpetrators) and we appreciate all this very much."

Asma Mahmood, Secretary General of PMIC urged Toronto Police to take this matter very seriously and bring the culprits to justice under the appropriate hate crime or other charges.

"This is a time to fight all sorts of bigotry together", added Asma Mahmood.

Contact Information

  • Progressive Muslims Institute Canada (PMIC)
    Tahir Gora
    Director General

    Progressive Muslims Institute Canada (PMIC)
    Asma Mahmood
    Secretary General