TORONTO (Reuters) – Vandals smashed 30 windows of a Toronto mosque and damaged nearby cars after the arrest of 17 suspected al Qaeda sympathizers accused of planning bomb attacks. Canadian Muslims expressed fear on Sunday that a backlash had begun.
The vandals struck overnight at the west-end mosque, pharmacy cialis a police official said on Sunday. A second official said he had no information on any link between the incident and the arrests, viagra buy which began late Friday.
“The actual weapon that was used to break (the windows) is unknown,” said secretary Ameer Ali of the International Muslims Organization of Toronto, which houses the mosque. “We believe it has to be a heavy instrument, possibly a sledgehammer or a pick ax, or it could even be a crowbar.”
About five cars in a parking lot next to the mosque also had their windows broken, Ali said. He said the two-story mosque sees about 500 worshipers daily and the organization said the mosque is one of the largest in North America. [source]
Talk about hitting close to home. Very close. Hopefully this will be the last of it but I have my doubts. Of 600,000 Toronto Muslims (me being one of them), 0.0028333333333% are currently (alleged) terrorists, which is 0.002833% more than I would care to see. But hey, let the Islamophobia begin!
Take care of yourself and stay safe. I doubt any serious reprisals are to follow, but there are crazies everywhere.