B’nai Brith Canada has reported on new anti-Semitic incidents in two major cities. In the Winnipeg neighbourhood of St. Vital, a large swastika drawn into the snow, alongside the words, “F–k Jews.”
In Outremont (a Montreal borough with a large Hasidic population), swastikas were scrawled into the snow on the windshields of at least four cars. A police report has been filed.
More similar incidents were documented by B’nai Brith Canada. The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service has recently launched an investigation after a swastika and sexist slur in the snow was found on the front lawn of B’nai Brith Canada columnist Sara McCleary.
The Winnipeg Police Department and its Hate Crimes Coordinator are investigating an antisemitic incident that occurred in a residential neighbourhood near downtown Winnipeg on New Year’s Eve.
According to B’nai Brith Canada, the incident took place in the Wolseley neighbourhood. When the homeowners arrived at their residence at around 10 p.m., they found a red gift bag that was placed near the front steps. Inside the bag was a large rock, roughly the size of a loaf of bread, wrapped in a ribbon. Painted on the rock, in red, uppercase letters, were the words: “DIE JEW BITCH. EINSATZGRUPPEN” (Nazi death squad).
A swastika was also painted onto the rock. On the red ribbon were the words, “Jude Bitch get out of neighberhood (sic).”
Corey Fleischer, a Montreal activist against antisemitism, reported removing swastikas in Montreal on January 3, 5 and 13, 2017. During the last year, Fleischer, who has undertaken upon himself a demanding mission of removing hate crime messages painted on private and public buildings, removed300 swastikas in the area of Montreal.
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