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Toronto synagogue vandalized

Swastika, 'Islam will rule' spray-painted on exterior walls of Beth Tikvah Synagogue in Ontario's capital

Published: 08.05.11, 17:26 / Israel Jewish Scene

The Beth Tikvah Synagogue in Toronto, Ontario, was vandalized late Thursday night.


Staff members of Beth Tikvah Synagogue found a swastika and the words "Islam will rule" spray-painted on one of the exterior walls of the temple, Canada's CTV reported on Friday.



The report, quoting a statement published by the Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy, said that the Toronto Police were investigating the incident and that security around the synagogue and been enhanced.


Shimon Fogel, CEO of the Canadian Jewish organization said that the primary concern was the safety of the staff and its congregants.


"We will remain vigilant in the wake of this disturbing and offensive event," Fogel said.






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