Ottawa (November 17, 2016): WSO condemns the vandalism of three Jewish centers in Ottawa that have been spray-painted with swastikas and hate messaging. Most recently, the Machzikei Hadas synagogue was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti last night.
WSO President Mukhbir Singh said today, "we stand in solidarity with our Jewish friends and condemn the rash of anti-Semitic attacks in Ottawa. Religious centres and places of worship should be places of safety and togetherness- such attacks are therefore all the more egregious. There is no place for hatred and intimidation in Canada and we are confident that law enforcement will work quickly to bring the perpetrators to justice."
The WSO encourages community members to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity around religious centres and places of worship to the authorities.
The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) is a non-profit organization with a mandate to promote and protect the interests of Canadian Sikhs as well as to promote and advocate for the protection of human rights for all individuals, irrespective of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, and social and economic status.