Edmonton police investigate after man ties noose, threatens two Muslim women


spaminator
#1
Edmonton police investigate after man ties noose, threatens two Muslim women
By Claire Theobald
First posted: Monday, December 05, 2016 06:56 PM EST | Updated: Monday, December 05, 2016 09:49 PM EST
Edmonton police are looking for a man who harassed two Muslim women at the University LRT station earlier this month.
Two young women, both wearing hijabs, were approached by a man while standing on the station platform about 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
The man pulled a rope from his pocket and tied it into a noose before threatening the women, saying “This is for you.” He then began singing O Canada.
One of the women recorded the incident on her cellphone.
Police said they were investigating the incident as a hate crime.
The suspect is described as a thin, balding white man in his 60s with grey hair. He was wearing glasses, a black jacket and green pants.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police.
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Edmonton police are investigating a hate crime after a man approached two young women, who were wearing hijabs, at the University LRT Station in Edmonton, Alta. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.

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Curious Cdn
#2
That's a noose?

Sure it is ...
 
spaminator
#3
Suspect in custody after Muslim women threatened with noose at Edmonton LRT platform
First posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 06:49 PM EST | Updated: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 09:42 PM EST
The Edmonton police hate crimes unit has a suspect in custody after a man threatened two Muslim women with a noose (external - login to view).
On Nov. 8, two young women who were wearing hijabs were standing on the University LRT Station platform at around 8:20 p.m. when a man approached them.
Cellphone video shot by one of the women shows the man pulling a rope from his pocket and tying it into a noose before dangling it from his hand while threatening them by saying “This is for you.”
The man then sang O Canada at them.
Police released a photo of the man to the public Monday.
Police said they would release more details as they became available.
Suspect in custody after Muslim women threatened with noose at Edmonton LRT plat
 
Jinentonix
#4
As one judge has already set the precedent in Canada, it's NOT a hate crime unless the perpetrator belongs to a recognized hate group.
 
TenPenny
#5
Not a hate crime, but definitely uttering a threat.
 
Durry
#6
Muslims are always a problem.

It's time they learned to suck it up and integrated with the Canadian population
 
spaminator
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Muslim group denounces Edmonton LRT incident as 'hate crime' calling it 'absolutely horrifying'
By Juris Graney
First posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 03:50 PM EST | Updated: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 07:58 PM EST
The national organization representing Canadian Muslims is calling on Edmonton police to lay hate crime charges against a man after two Muslim women were threatened with a noose on a city LRT platform.
Amira Elghaway, communications director for the National Council of Canadian Muslims, said the incident on Nov. 8 at the University LRT Station was "absolutely horrifying."
Cellphone video shot by one of two young women shows a man pulling a rope from his pocket and tying it into a noose before dangling it from his hand while threatening them, saying “This is for you.” He then proceeded to sing the Canadian national anthem.
"For an individual to specifically be walking around with a noose looking for that opportunity to basically instil fear in someone or people is rather troubling," Elghaway said.
On Tuesday, the Edmonton police hate crimes unit said it had a suspect in custody.
"A vast majority of Canadians do not support these racist or anti-Muslim acts but unfortunately it's the few that, with one act, can send out a very scary message to the community," said Elghaway.
"That's why hate crimes are so dangerous in our society because they are not just targeting an individual, they are targeting an entire community.
"It's a minority of people acting out of ignorance and malice ... but this is a public safety issue and it concerns everyone."
Faisal Suri Khan, president of the Alberta Muslim Public Affairs Council, said the incident was "disturbing" and "unCanadian."
"This is hatred and beyond," Khan said.
"Flyers have been distributed before, hate mail has gone out in areas of Edmonton and we've only ever responded with peace, love and harmony. We want people to recognize that what we are, as Muslims, part of the Albertan and Canadian fabric like anyone else.
"We very much appreciate the society that we live in, we are very tolerant and that's why it's always so shocking to see these actions and to hear about these things happening."
Khan said members of the Muslim community have noticed more right-wing extremist views creeping into Edmonton and Elghaway said there was increased anxiety following the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States.
Among many of his campaign promises, Trump vowed to ban entry to all Muslims into America.
"Whenever Islam or Muslims have been talked about in the public space we do frequently see a spike in harassment and attacks on Muslim women," she said.
Elghaway said the national council was encouraging Muslims to report all hate crimes to police and have now started to map incidents across the country to draw attention to the issue.
"What we have been noticing year-over-year since 2013 a steady increase in types of crimes perpetrated against Muslims in Canada," she said.
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