Toronto — Suze Morrison, MPP for Toronto Centre, and Jessica Bell, MPP for University—Rosedale, released the following statement condemning the sixth attack on Masjid Toronto in the last three months:
“Everyone deserves to feel safe to attend their places of worship and practice their faith. It is deeply concerning to hear about the racist graffiti and damage inflicted on Masjid Toronto’s locations, and the frightening rate with which these incidents have occurred.
We stand with the Muslim community in downtown Toronto during this difficult time. As a community, we must call out these hate crimes and threats against the Muslim community. We can and must work collectively against Islamophobia.
We join the Muslim Association of Canada in calling on the Toronto Police to provide adequate protection to Masjid Toronto Mosques, and to conduct a thorough investigation of these acts of hate.”
Media contact: Jodie Shupac, 416-806-9147
Read our letter to interim Chief James Ramer demanding the Toronto Police Service recognize and investigate these incidents as acts of hate and do more to protect worshippers at Masjid Toronto locations.