October 7th, 2019

Andrea Horwath statement on hateful graffiti messages at the Beth Jacob Synagogue and incident at the Hamilton Downtown Mosque

Andrea Horwath, NDP Leader and MPP for Hamilton Centre, issued the following statement in response to the anti-Semitic graffiti and vandalism at the Beth Jacob Synagogue, as well as concerning incidents at the Hamilton Downtown Mosque involving an unknown man taking photos of the congregation:

“There is no place for hatred, anti-Semitism or Islamophobia in our community. Acts of vandalism and fear-mongering will not deter us from attending our places of worship and practicing our faiths.

“We stand with the Jewish and Muslim communities during this difficult time. As a community, we must continue to call out these callous and cowardly acts and work collectively to put an end to hate in Hamilton.”