via Sun News : ‘Canada will burn; Praise Allah’ defaces war memorial. (video h/t to sdamatt)
TORONTO — Toronto Police are calling the vandalism of a west-end war memorial “a hate crime.”
A woman walking Sunday night by the sculpture in Coronation Park — at the foot of Strachan Ave. and Lakeshore Blvd. W. — called police after noticing someone had taken a black marker and written “Canada will burn; Praise Allah” on the memorial.
“This is an identifiable group,” Det. Anthony Williams told reporters at the scene Monday. “The veterans should be respected. That’s a total disrespect for our sworn members and military members who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”
At the Remembrance Day ceremony at Old City Hall Sunday morning, anti-war protesters were heard chanting during the two minutes of silence.
Williams said he couldn’t speculate whether the vandalism was related to the protest.
“I can’t speculate as to what their motivation is, but if they did this on Nov. 10 or 11, someone is looking for an opportunity to draw attention to themselves,” he said.
City cleaners scrubbed the offensive black lettering off the memorial.
Mischief and vandalism charges could be likely, Williams said, but there “are provisions for higher penalties when they are designated as a hate crime.”
Officers were also investigating a sign at a lifeguard’s post near the memorial, which had “Holy Jihad” written in black marker, to determine if there was any connection with the vandalism of the memorial.
Police urge anyone with information to call 416-808-1400 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS.
So, was there a connection between the protesters and the Islamic graffiti? Sure sounds like it. Motivated by stealth jihadist Mona Eltawahy perhaps? via Tarek Fatah, ‘Canada will burn’ … ‘F**k the troops’:
The reaction so far has been a numbed silence. The usual suspects screaming “Islamophobia” at any slight to Islam, were silent. No protest, not even a whimper. It was left to the lonely liberal voice of the Muslim Canadian Congress to denounce the act.
So addicted are Muslims to conspiracy theories that within an hour of the reported desecration, Suraia Sahar insinuated on Twitter the defacing was a “false flag” operation — meaning non-Muslims had defaced the memorial and made it appear to be the work of Muslims.
The far-fetched conspiracy theory could not be dismissed outright, except that the same Suraia Sahara had just a few hours earlier, disrupted the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at Old City Hall, chanting slogans against the Canadian Forces.
Not only did the hijab-clad Sahar shout slogans in the midst of the two-minute silence being observed for the war dead, she and another Muslim student from York, Laila Rashidie opened up a banner condemning Canadian troops for killing Taliban terrorists in the 2006 Operation Medusa.
Twelve Canadian soldiers died in that battle. However, for these two young women who were either born in Canada or came here as children from Afghanistan, in the battle of Panjwaii some 30 kilometres west of Kandahar city, the enemy was not the Taliban — it was Canada.
The two may not have committed treason in the eyes of the law, but to the men and women of the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group and the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment who fought valiantly in Operation Medusa, both Laila Rashidie and Suraia Sahar are fifth columnists.
It wasn’t just the banner that was hurtful nor the disruption during the two-minute silence with profanities that was provocative, it was what the two young ladies had done in the cybersphere leading up to, and after the events of Nov. 11 that deserve our attention.
While trying to recruit supporters for their protest, Laila Rashidie shared a poster on Twitter and Facebook that screamed: “F**k The Troops.”
After a brief jostling match with ordinary folks upset at the desecration of Canada’s most solemn moment of the year, Sahar unveiled her racist hatred when she described the senior citizens who had come to remember their war dead as “a mob of old white men.”
This year’s Remembrance Day event should alert us to the danger of not standing up to the political ideology of Islamism.
Good luck with that Tarek. At least three sources we perused were more focused on Hamas-linked CAIR’s response than the danger of the ideology behind the graffiti.
Update: One of the twitter accounts disappeared.