Police Called to Investigate Potential Hate-Fuelled Incident in Mississauga
A possible hate incident has prompted the Muslim Council of Peel to schedule a press conference for later today.
The council claims that on Thursday, March 22 around 5:20 p.m., a locally known anti-Muslim activist named Sandra Solomon came to Masjid Dar-Al Tawheed and ripped pages of a Quran before placing them on windshields of congregants while they were praying.
The council also claims she left hateful literature on cars.
"She then proceeded inside the mosque and verbally abused congregants, after which she was asked to leave. She proceeded to at least two other mosques to do the same thing," the council wrote in a recent news release.
A video of the incident was reportedly posted and subsequently removed from the Never Again Canada website.
Solomon has appeared at public events in Mississauga to protest Islam before, including a Building Bridges event in Erin Mills last April and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's 2017 appearance at City Hall.
The council and affiliated mosques say they are working with the police and have asked for the alleged occurrence to be investigated as a hate incident.
The council will be holding a press conference to discuss the matter today (March 26) at City Hall.
Speakers at the event will include Rabia Khedr, executive director, Muslim Council of Peel, Ibrahim Hindy, Imam, Masjid Dar-al Tawheed, Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Navdeep Bains, MP Mississauga Malton and other leaders representing other faiths.
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