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


Jonathan D. Halevi reports at that a 56-year-old man was attacked by three men in a dispute allegedly involving the victim’s “Infidel” jacket patch.

The incident took place on Sunday, September 20 at a Toronto sports bar. The man was treated for “multiple stab wounds.”

On October 29, CIJNews contacted police, asking if they were treating the stabbing “as 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


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