Hate crime? Toronto man wearing “Infidel” patch stabbed for allegedly offending Musli

Hate crime? Toronto man wearing “Infidel” patch stabbed for allegedly offending Muslims

On Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 11:18pm, CP24 dryly reported that “a man in his 50\s is in serious condition in a hospital after he was stabbed multiple times in Scarborough on Sunday night.”

According to the Police, “the man was stabbed in the area of Danforth Road and St. Clair Avenue East, just after 10 p.m. Sunday” and “several suspects were seen fleeing the area on foot.”

CP24 also quoted the Paramedics who said that “the man was rushed to the hospital trauma centre for treatment. He suffered multiple stab wounds.”
Since then the Police has not provided any further details about the motive of the stabbing attack or the identity of the perpetrators.

On October 29, CIJnews sent a query to the Police containing a link to the CP24 news report accompanied with the following questions:
  • Did the Police arrest any suspects?
  • What was the motive of the stabbing attack?
  • Does the Toronto Police regard this stabbing attack a hate crime/ terrorist attack/ criminal attack?

In response to the query, the Police Media Relations Officer wrote in an email sent to CIJnews that she “was unable to locate an incident with the location you have provided” and asked for “more information to follow up.”

CIJnews provided her with the names of the victim and the Detective who interrogated him in hospital. The Police Media Relations Officer has not yet responded to the latest correspondence.

The 56 year-old victim, who asked not be identified due to security concerns, told CIJnews that the stabbing attack took place at the entrance to the Sports Lounge Bar at Kennedy Road and St. Clair. A devout Christian who also follows the Jewish Torah, the victim was a regular at the bar on Sundays and was not shy about speaking about his criticism of Islam. The jacket he wore on the day of the stabbing had a patch on its front that reads “Infidel” in English and in Arabic (كافر).

At one point of that evening, he went out to bring in an amplifier from his wife’s car. At the entrance to the bar, three unfamiliar males stopped him. One of them, a white 6′ 4 male with dark hair and many tattoos on his body, presented himself as a Muslim, confronted him and inquired about the “Infidel” patch. After explaining to them that he is a Christian who collects patches, he felt intimidated as the three started closing in on him while his back was facing the entrance door with no way to escape.

He was told: “You offended my friend” and then the shortest guy, who stood suspiciously quiet and abstained from engaging in conversation with him, pulled a knife from his friend’s jacket and started stabbing him repeatedly in the abdomen.

The victim was taken by surprise from the unexpected hostile behavior of the three strangers, of whom two had a Mideastern appearance (one with Quebecois accent). At first he did not realize that he was stabbed as he wore a knife-proof biker vest. Instinctively, he tried to move away the hand of the attacker who “poked” him, and by doing so he sustained cuts in his palm and the attacker now aimed his knife under the vest causing two stabbing wounds.

Talking to CIJnews a month later, the victim is convinced that it was a premeditated targeted attack, as he never saw these three men, they were not patrons of the bar and their motive was directly connected to his “Infidel” patch which was deemed by them as offensive.

He was told that bar’s patrons chased the three attackers, prevented them from fleeing the scene in a truck which was parked nearby (not at the bar’s parking lot) and vandalized the truck before the Police arrived. CIJnews had no further information about the truck which may serve as a potential lead to the perpetrators.

source: Exclusive: Toronto man wearing “Infidel” patch stabbed for allegedly offending Muslims | CIJNews English


Maybe the attacker was one of MHz's barber friends.

I need a shirt like this...

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Upset ladders.

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