WARMINGTON: Toronto Police stepping up patrols at mosques
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A shooting similar to the one in Christchurch, New Zealand, was suggested.
“We will reassure members of the public that we have deployed available resources in those areas affected to ensure the safety of our communities,” said Li.
That this happened at all has upset everybody from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Premier Doug Ford to Mayor John Tory.
“These threats to a Toronto mosque and the Muslim community are unacceptable and disgusting,” said Ford. “There is no place for hate and Islamophobia in Ontario. I stand with the Muslim community and ask anyone with any information, please notify TPS.”
After a mosque in Rexdale saw a volunteer slain, the rules of not thinking the worst changed. The worst thing possible happened at the International Muslim Organization to 58-year-old Mohamed-Aslim Zafis, who had his throat slit.
Toronto Police charged Guilherme “William” Von Neutegem, 34, with first-degree murder. While considered innocent until proven guilty, searches of his social-media accounts discovered white supremacy links.
Police are taking no chances.