Spread the love

Man arrested, accused of of several assaults “motivated by hatred”” /></p>
<p>Open in full screen mode</p>
<p class=The Islamic Center of Toronto is located near the intersection of Yonge and Davenport streets.


Feature testing

Log inCreate my account

Speech synthesis, based on artificial intelligence, makes it possible to generate spoken text from written text.

A Toronto man has been arrested and charged with several “hate-motivated assaults.” He allegedly attacked people near a mosque, among other places.

He also allegedly committed crimes twice on Wednesday.

Police were called to the Toronto Islamic Center near the intersection of Yonge and Davenport Streets around 6:40 a.m. Saturday. In a press release published on Saturday, the police indicated that a man confronted several people, threw a stone at them and uttered insults, then attacked them with a bicycle chain. One person was slightly injured, the statement read.

Earlier this week, the same man was reportedly involved in other assault situations.

In the same press release, police indicate that early Wednesday morning, a taxi driver approached a man near Front and Yonge streets to ask him if he needed his services. The man allegedly asked him if he was Muslim, then sprayed him in the face with an unknown substance, according to police.

Later the same day and still according to the same press release, a woman wearing a hijab near Fort York and Spadina boulevards was allegedly approached by a man who made derogatory remarks to her, then sprayed her in the face with a unknown substance. The woman was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries, it added.

Chandler Marshall, 28, from Toronto, was arrested and faces:

Source: Toronto Police Service press release

In a statement released Saturday, the Islamic Center of Toronto called for an end to bullying and harassment.

Our priority is to ensure the continued safety of worshipers, but we must see long-term change to combat all forms of hatred, including Islamophobia, the statement said.

Those present at the mosque at the time of the attack are upset, but everyone is fine, said Uthman Quick, communications director for the National Council Canadian Muslims to journalists Saturday evening.

What we are seeing in our city right now is absolutely unacceptable, said Quick. Whether it's anti-Semitism, anti-Palestinian racism, Islamophobia, that's enough.

In a message on , formerly Twitter, on Saturday, Mayor Olivia Chow said: Today, worshipers at the Islamic Center of Toronto were attacked just after dawn prayers. The police made an arrest. Islamophobia and violence are unacceptable.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116