Thursday, 8 November 2012

FSWC Media Release on YRP Investigation into Antisemitic Hate at Toronto East End Madrassah

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center Praises York Region Police for Placing Thornhill Jaffari Center & Toronto East End Madrassah on Notice & Noting Leaders are Responsible for Antisemitic Content

“Unlike the beliefs of the ancient Romans, the Jews, and the Nazis, Islam is not restricted to a certain community of certain race, but is for all human beings and aims at human prosperity and salvation.”
 - Excerpt from curriculum taught to elementary level Muslim students at the Toronto East End Madrassah

Toronto, November 8, 2012 – Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) – the organization which lodged the complaint with police in May 2012, is pleased to learn the Islamic Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaat of Toronto (ISIJ) – tied to the Jaffari Center in Thornhill, Ontario, and the Toronto East End Madrassah have been put on notice by the York Region Police (YRP) that the antisemitic hate contained in their school curriculum is not acceptable, and reassured by a YRP report suggesting Canadians must examine our level of tolerance for allowing such offensive ideology,- that is in conflict with our country’s core values, to be taught to our children.

Although criminal charges are not being laid in this instance, the YRP Report ( makes it clear that further promotion of antisemitic material, resulting in a cumulative effect of hate propaganda, may lead to a different outcome:

“Repetition can remove ambiguity and ultimately tip the scale into the criminal.”
   - p.5, YRP East End Madrassah Hate Propaganda Investigation

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