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.
One of the men punched him. Continue reading
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:52PM EDT
VANCOUVER — The RCMP has charged a British Columbia man for leaving Canada to take part in a terrorist activity.
The Integrated National Security Enforcement Team says 25-year-old Hasibullah Yusufzai of Burnaby is accused of committing an offence for the benefit of a terrorist group or was directed by or associated with such a group.
A police statement said the man left for Syria on Jan. 21.
A woman who answered the phone at Yusufzai’s home said he wasn’t there, then said she didn’t speak English.
Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/british-columbia-man-faces-terror-charge-1.1928111#ixzz38JlVrR5e
UPDATE: Four arrested in Allen-Eglinton robbery, sexual assault
One man and three youths have been arrested after a woman was sexually assaulted and robbed in the Allen Road and Eglinton Avenue area Thursday, July 17.
Police said the victim, 27, was walking on a pathway on the west side of Allen Road when a group of men surrounded her around 11:40 p.m.
She was then robbed, thrown to the ground and sexually assaulted by one man.
The suspects then fled south towards Eglinton Avenue on foot.
Four suspects were arrested Sunday, July 20.
Bela Gulyas, 19, two 17-year-old boys and one 15-year-old boy, all of Toronto, are each charged with robbery and gang sexual assault.
The youths cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Police are looking for one outstanding suspect. His name or description has not been released.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-7474 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.
Tensions flare at Calgary protest over conflict in Gaza Strip
CALGARY- A protest in downtown Calgary about the conflict in the Gaza Stripturned violent on Friday.
Around 6 p.m., hundreds of people gathered in front of City Hall in support of Palestinians who have been killed by Israeli fire in Gaza. However, a handful of Israeli supporters showed up, and a confrontation broke out.
Some men began pushing and shoving, and one man even stomped on an Israeli flag.
That prompted police to get involved, and a line of police officers set up across Macleod Trail to try and ease tensions.
As a result, all four lanes of Macleod Trail near Olympic Plaza were shut down.
Six-year immigration battle gets 2nd look after CBC story
CBC News Posted: Jul 16, 2014 11:30 AM PT Last Updated: Jul 17, 2014 5:22 AM PT
A teenage girl’s six-year-long battle for Canadian citizenship is finally over after Immigration Canada admitted it made a mistake and lost her approval due to a technical error.
The error was uncovered after CBC News ran a story on the plight of the 19-year-old and her B.C. family.
In an email to the CBC, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) said Erica Dipuo Barnes’s citizenship was approved in 2013, but not entered into its global case management system due to a technical error.
Spokeswoman Nancy Caron said the error has been fixed and Barnes’s citizenship papers are now on their way.
“We recognize that this has caused undue frustration. We apologize for the error and delay.”
Barnes is both pleased and angry after the mistake made by Canadian officials in South Africa meant she could not work, study or even get medical care for the last year. Continue reading
Anyone who may have seen Gray or the children is asked to call Chateauguay police at 450-698-3229.
She left the house with her two children, 11-year-old Rachel Kaya Beckles and 5-year-old Robert Clarke Jr. who are also missing.
Read more: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/dead-ends-in-search-for-missing-family-of-three-1.1887758#ixzz35tUgLKSq
PRESS RELEASE –
NATIONAL MOVEMENT AGAINST FUNDAMENTALIST RELIGIOUS IDEOLOGIES.
PICKET AGAINST ISLAMIC PRAYERS IN SECULAR TORONTO SCHOOL
SIGNED : CANADIANS UNITED AGAINST TERROR
Canadians United against Terror is pleased to announce a series of national events to coincide with our support for the proposed Quebec Values Charter.
Our first major event of 2014 will be a picket in front of VALLEY PARK HIGH SCHOOL in Toronto to oppose Islamic prayers and gender apartheid in that publicly funded secular school.
At the same time our Quebec and Atlantic Canada branches will be staging rallies.
We are a grassroots national movement to oppose the intrusion of fundamentalist religious ideologies into our society, with special focus on those that violate our norms of gender equity and other cherished values.
We support the proposed Quebec Values Charter and will lobby to have similar legislation implemented across the nation. We have assembled a national team of prominent leaders to achieve this.
We shall shortly announce a date for the Toronto VALLEY PARK HIGH SCHOOL PICKET. There will be simultaneous rallies in Montreal and Halifax.
Media Contact Email: email@example.com Website: www.risecanada.com
Dr Bikram Lamba (National Spokesman, Ontario Regional Leader)
Andre Drouin (Quebec Regional Leader)
Michele Walsh (Atlantic Canada Regional Leader)