28-year-old man is in custody, and charged with uttering threats and attempting to commit arson.
A suspect has been charged after horrible anti-Semitic graffiti was found on a Synagogue in Montreal.
The Shaar Hashomayim Temple was vandalized with Swastikas on Wednesday, and shortly thereafter a security guard detained 28-year-old Adam Riga.
In addition to being charged with possession of incendiary materials, Riga has been charged with threatening to burn down the Synagogue.
He is expected to undergo a mental evaluation to see if he is fit to stand trial.
Leaders across the political spectrum condemned the anti-Semitic vandalism:
This is despicable. I condemn this vile act in the strongest terms possible and stand united with Congregation @ShaarHashomayim, Rabbi @AdamScheier, and Jewish Canadians across the country. We must always denounce antisemitic hate, no matter when or where it arises. https://t.co/lD8LaPNaz9
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 14, 2021
I’m appalled by the hateful attack on one of Montreal's largest synagogues. This cowardly act is disgusting. Canada’s Conservatives stand with the Jewish community in Westmount and across Canada. https://t.co/Be3E94Ivfe
— Erin O'Toole (@erinotoole) January 13, 2021
I strongly condemn these anti-Semitic acts and my thoughts are with the Congregation of Shaar Hashomayim and the entire Jewish community.
Anti-Semitism has no place in our society.
New Democrats will always fight against anti-Semitism, racism and other forms of bigotry. https://t.co/30Ci1DwDMM
— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) January 14, 2021
Anti-Semitism remains the most common hate crime in this country, and history shows anti-Semitism must be confronted strongly as rapidly as possible.
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