Mississauga Group Fears Attack on Road Rage Victim was Racially Motivated
A Mississauga group is concerned that a recent alleged attack on a road rage victim was racially motivated.
According to a recent press release from the SAV Canada Settlement & Integration Agency, on May 23, at around 10 p.m., a Syrian man was allegedly attacked.
The press release alleges that the Syrian newcomer, who is in his 30s, was walking towards the Anatolia Islamic Center Mosque on Maingate Drive in Mississauga to attend the late prayers around 10:00 p.m.
The man was then allegedly confronted by a white male biker and was attacked badly.
“The biker choked him with a chain around the neck trying to kill him, and while doing that he hit him with multiple punches to his face specifically his eyes and nose,” reads the release. “The Syrian newcomer suffered multiple damages to his face neck eyes and [a] broken nose.”
The release alleges that the victim went unconscious, and was hospitalized with severe injuries and that the biker ran away and stole the victim’s cell phone.
“The mosque and center are run by [the] Turkish Canadian Anatolia Islamic Center and known very widely in Mississauga, they are very concerned [about the] hateful attack, which they believe might be hate crime related,” notes the release.
However, Peel Police have noted that the incident was not race-related and is believed to be a road rage incident.
We will provide updates as they become available.
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