FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 8, 2018
Toronto, ON – In response to a planned event organized by the “Worldwide Coalition Against Islam” group , Noah Shack, Vice President, Greater Toronto Area, of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) issued the following:
“We are outraged that hateful groups are planning to promote their toxic agenda in the heart of Toronto on the anniversary of the Neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville. It is grotesque that WCAI claims to be defending Canada by promoting bigotry. To the contrary, hatred against Muslims or any other minority is an assault on Canada’s core values.
By all reports, the WCAI event is highly unlikely to attract more than a small gathering of followers. Groups like WCAI crave publicity and would welcome a high-profile confrontation. We have reached out to city officials and law enforcement to coordinate and share our concerns. We urge counter-protesters to exercise caution and follow the instructions of police to ensure their own safety and public order.
“Anyone with information or concerns regarding potential threats or criminality should contact the police and file a police report accordingly.”
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is the advocacy agent of the Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA.
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