March 30, 2007

Jew hatred in Manitoba

Examples of anti-Semitic incidents reported in Manitoba during 2006:

* Windows and doors of Ashkenazi Synagogue on Burrows Avenue repeatedly smashed and broken over a seven-day period.

* A swastika drawn on a newspaper box in front of a seniors apartment building with tenants who are survivors of the Holocaust.

* Lit cigarette dropped in a mail box at a synagogue, along with burned mail and an envelope containing anti-Semitic inscriptions.

* Nazi/Hitler messaging and graffiti sprayed across more than 15 metres of a public walkway along Wellington Crescent.

* Members of a racist organization attempted to influence and indoctrinate a teenager into their group.

* A phone message left at B'nai Brith compared Jews with Nazis.

* Swastika carved into wall of an elevator in apartment block over a period of days, one line at a time.

* Anti-Semitic leaflets handed out at a Centennial Concert Hall event.

* "F---in' Jew" spray-painted on vehicle in parking lot of a Winnipeg mall. Owner was not Jewish.

- 2006 Audit of Antisemitic Incidents in Canada

http://winnipegsun.com/News/Manitoba/2007/03/22/3804359-sun.html