Toronto War Memorial Defaced in ‘Hate Crime’

Jenny Yuen, Toronto Sun, November 12, 2012

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 protest-related.

“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 black letters off the memorial.

George Murphy, 72, whose father fought in the Battle of Monte Cassino and in Normandy during the Second World War, teared up looking at the monument.

“I think it’s terrible to see them destroy what these veterans have done for us,” he said. “It’s like stepping on them. These people wanted to protect our lives. My father would be very upset over this.”

John McEwen, 67, who built the memorial in 1995, said the monument symbolizes the range of languages in Canada and recognizes the 50th anniversary of the Second World War and the military contributions of Canadians.

“Do I take it personally? No, and I don’t think the veterans should take it personally,” he said. “Stupidity isn’t even politics. Stupidity is ignorance and ignorance is an indulgence in a place where you don’t know what’s going on.

“If you had any political agenda you were trying to serve, it’s just wasted.”

Mayor Rob Ford said he was sickened by the news of the war memorial being defaced.

“It really, really bothers me,” Ford said at City Hall on Monday.

“For someone to stoop to that level … people have sacrificed their lives for us to be here. It makes me absolutely sick.”

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 found on the memorial.

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  • EndTimesComing

    When will people finally get it? Third worlders respect NOTHING about our culture or civilization. They just want to feed off it, and use our social services while calling us evil and making war on us. ALL non-white immigrants should be deported or encouraged to leave by the most draconian methods if necessary. From every civilized country.

    • The__Bobster

      And they can take their White spouses and mongrel offspring with them.

    • Don’t you get it yet? This is OUR fault because we’re not doing enough to reach out to these people.

      It’s not them, it’s us.

  • Puggg

    “Canada will burn, Praise Allah.”

    Ironically, Canada has one of the few growing economies and strengthening currencies in the white world. Allah can’t be too fumed.

  • JackKrak

    Canadian leftist interpretation – We didn’t do enough to make the muslim immigrants feel comfortable in Canada, didn’t provide enought assisatance & cash and need to continue to fight to educate white Canadians about the wonders of diversity (you know, the ones who built Canada into the nation that it is & attracted stone age illiterates from the more sand-intensive parts of the world with the promise of indoor plumbing and having all nine of their kids survive past the age of two).

  • NorthernWind

    ““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.””

    Why should they respect it? I’m asking this from their perspective (assuming that a Muslim individual or group really did do this act of vandalism). Those who fought for the Commonwealth and more specifically, Canada, aren’t heroes to new immigrants. They are OUR heroes, not theirs.

    Again, the mainstream is deluded if they think that non-White immigrants will ever assimilate fully.

  • Bud

    That’s a total disrespect for our sworn members and military members who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

    Who is this clown kidding? The disrespect to the military dead comes from all the traitors who are turning Canada into a third-world toilet. They died overseas while you committed genocide against the people and nation they died for, and your policies mean they died for nothing. Want to honor these dead? How about stopping the practice of putting people in jail for their political opinions. Remember the sort of thing they used to do in Germany that was one of the things you often say these soldiers were fighting against? That would be more of an honor than some cold stone.

    • The__Bobster

      How about stopping the practice of putting people in jail for their political opinions.

      I believe a recent court ruling put an end to that travesty.

  • IstvanIN

    …..and the Maple leaf slowly dries up and crumbles. Remember this old Canada: the winners replace the losers symbols with their own. QE2 out, Ruhollah Khomeini in.

  • nobody special

    Allah’s FINAL revelations to “Prophet” Mohammed concerning the kuffar (unbelievers) are set forth in surah 9, verses 5, 29, 73, 110, and 123. Our options are (a) embrace Islam, (b) assume a dhimmi (subservient) status and pay a jizya (tax) for the privilege of following our own faith, or (c) be slain.

    This memorial was NOT to Allah, thus it is blasphemous (especially if it had, . . . gasp, any Christian imagery). You will see more of this kind of thing as Mohammedean numbers increase. Things that might even give offense to Mohammedeans will (like Christmas — er, “Holiday” trees) be done away with. On Friday in dozens of cities and towns in Europe Mohammedeans take to the streets by the thousands for outdoor prayers putting traffic to a stop for an hour, or more. You will see this first in touchy-feely, sensitive Canada and then in touch-feely, sensitive cities in the U.S.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      I think I’ll take option (C), but I also think I will also (D) take some of the faithful with me. I’m 46 and stubborn.

  • cecilhenry

    Notice the ‘identifiable group’ is described as ‘veterans’ NOT whites and English culture.

    Whites don’t exist, but ‘veterans’ do.

    This is trying to perpetuate the lie that Canada does not have an ethnic identity. YOu attack Canada you attack the founding ethnic group—white anglo-saxons and the English culture they represent.

  • You Are Now Enriched

    Christianity will burn, praise the Jooz who forced Allah upon us.

    • EndTimesComing

      Jews aren’t the majority voting block. WE did this to ourselves, by voting time and again for treasonous white politicians who would sell their mother to a black for enough votes to win the next election.

      • You Are Now Enriched

        But we must hold the Jooz accountable for not promoting Diversity into their all Joo private academies. If they can be racists, then so can we.

      • eunometic

        Ask yourself who propagandised these people? Everyone, irrespective of race or creed, who gets in the way will need to be outed and marginalised.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      I don’t know which pols wrote Canada’s immigration laws, but the law in the US that opened the Third World floodgates was written by Ted Kennedy, who was a Catholic of Irish ancestry and not a Jew at all.

  • loyalwhitebriton

    Canadians helped the British to take 3 out of the 5 landing points on Normandy; now we have these mohamedans disrespecting our sacrifices.
    I dislike intensely these followers of the moon-god allah.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      I believe the Canadians took Juno Beach pretty much by themselves, as well. Juno was quite ironically defended by anti-communist Russians and Ukrainians, the surviving POWs from which were later handed over to the NKVD.

      The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  • Time to deport all of these sub-humans.

  • FourFooted_Messiah

    Gee, I wonder who did that. Probably people from the same group who wrote “:F*** the free world” on the sidewalk just down the street from me, on the sidewalk, in paint.

    I would love to chase the lot of them into the sea.

  • kjh64

    ““I can’t speculate as to what their motivation is,”
    Really, are White people really this dense? Sadly, I already know the answer. Let me spell it out. Whomever wrote that HATES the non-Islamic culture of Canada and finds it wrong and “immoral”, believes that Islam should rule the world and would like to see Canada as it is destroyed and turned into an Islamic state, all the while having the benefits that Whites provide.They also see Canada and Whites as weak and they are asserting themselves and the more muslims their are, the more this will escalate.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      A parasite that kills its host isn’t being particularly efficient.

  • Mainlander

    We keep voting for the politicians that do nothing and continue to let the third world flood into Canada & the US. Canada has a so-called “conservative” government, but continues to let in upwards of half a million more of these every year. We get what we deserve.