Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5:23PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:11PM EDT
Montreal police are investigating a possible hate crime in which a Jewish man was punched in the face in Snowdon on Monday.
The alleged assault is just one of seven reported cases of anti-Semitism in Montreal since last weekend, a direct effect of growing tensions arising from increased violence between Israel and Gaza.
A French tourist, the man, who does not want to be identified because he fears for his safety, said he was walking out of a kosher restaurant on Queen Mary Rd Monday, talking to his sister about Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, when two men approached them in front of the Pharmaprix drug store.
Members of a Surrey temple are putting their place of worship back together after vandals shattered their windows with a baseball bat. Read more: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/members-stunned-after-vandals-smash-windows-of-surrey-temple-1.1338684#ixzz2XBHLKeyG
American punk rock band NOFX calling for white genocide will be in Toronto at the Riot Fest
The punk rock Riot Fest has announced its first Canadian event and the inaugural edition will take place at Toronto’s Fort York: Garrison Common on September 9. Among those present will be Descendents, NOFX and Fucked Up.
A couple of days ago Christopher Adam, editor-in-chief of Kanadai Magyar Hírlap, received a letter signed by Gábor Barcsa-Turner. Barcsa-Turner is deputy chairman of Hatvannégy Vármegye Ifjúsági Mozgalom (HVIM) or, in English, Youth Movement of Sixty-four Counties, an allusion to the number of counties in Hungary prior to 1920.
Never come back here! You are right: the neo-Nazis and fascists will hang you here for your disgusting articles. Here we are the masters, here we rampage and hate. We are racists and behave as anti-Semites, we hate everybody, but most of all, we hate you!
Please tell your comrades still in Hungary that life became unlivable because of the burgeoning nazism and invite Péter Dániel and Gyurcsány and all the other lice to leave the country.
Forget our language; after all, only fascists and “deep-Magyars” speak it!
Don’t use the adjective “Hungarian,” because that is the synonym of Hungarist, Arrow Cross, ultra-right riff-raff who are busily building the Fourth Reich. Don’t call yourselves Hungarians because everybody will think you are fascists.
You can be Canadians, Americans, and Europeans, whatever you want, but nothing should cross your lips connected to Hungarians.
And yes: I am an anti-Semite, if you call antisemitism telling the truth. I am a fascist if you criticize my law and order stance. I am a Nazi because I don’t share the official dogma about the Second World War. I am a Hungarist when you besmirch Hungary’s heroic stand in the Second World War. I yearn for the White Terror every time that you praise Endre Ságvári! My ideal becomes Gyula Ostenburg-Morawek and his detachment, and I would be glad to be the murderer of Somogyi and Bacsó, a pair of scribblers!
I am a racist when you defend the Gypsies and turn your eyes away from the terrorized weak and elderly. I am always the one whom you vilify: an anti-Semite, a racist, a fascist, Hungarist, a member of a detachment and I could go on. I belong to the extreme right without any tolerance toward the left.
I’m the one you have to deal with. And believe me, there are a lot of us here. Don’t ever come back! Stay abroad and die homeless, or while extolling the state of Israel, but let no more words about anything Hungarian pass your lips.
Gábor T. Barcsa
HVIM is closely allied with Jobbik. The chairman of the movement is György Gyula Zagyva, a Jobbik member of parliament. Another prominent leader of HVIM is László Toroczkai Tóth, who is a Jobbik member of the Council of Csongrád County.
As for Barcsa-Turner, he is the editor of the extremist Szent Korona Rádió that is, despite its name, not a radio station but an Internet website.
WSO had previously expressed concern over increased racist hostility against the Canadian Sikh community in the wake of mainstream media’s news stories portraying Sikhs as extremists.
BRAMPTON – The World Sikh Organization of Canada were joined by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney in condemning the racist vandalism of Brampton’s Khalsa School.
On Monday night racist graffiti was spray-painted onto the walls of the Sikh elementary school. Security video appears to show that the racist vandals were three young people, who scrawled swastikas and the letters “KKK” onto the walls of the Sikh elementary school. Continue reading →
TORONTO – An Islamic street preacher who says Western women should be forced to “cover themselves” runs an outreach website containing links to essays by controversial Muslim writers, including one banned from several countries and another who has advocated holy war on non-Muslims.
Al-Haashim Kamena Atangana, an Islamic convert who wrote a letter to the Toronto Sun last week saying that Canadian laws should be changed to ban women from dressing provocatively as a way of protecting them from sexual assault, said he started the modest-looking, homespun site — the Muslim Support Network — a few months ago as a way of “(calling) people to Islam.” Continue reading →
Omar Bulphred, the man found guilty of firebombing a Jewish boys school in Montreal in 2006, has been ordered to undergo a 30-day psychiatric evaluation after being arrested on new charges.
Bulphred, 27, was arrested Friday just a month after he completed his sentence on June 11 and is facing charges of breaching his release conditions, loitering and uttering death threats. Continue reading →