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An elementary school attached to a North York synagogue that was the target of anti-Semitic graffiti in 2011 will receive a federal grant to improve its on-site security. The incident in 2011 involved a red swastika on a black backdrop that was emblazoned on the school’s wall with the words “Islam will rule” scrawled beneath in black spray paint.
The funding totals almost $33,000 and is awarded through the Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP) and was announced by Willowdale MP Chungsen Leung.
“This funding will help reduce hate crimes and improve the overall security of this community,” said Mr. Leung in a press release. “It will help ensure community members can practice their faith, culture, and activities peacefully, without fear of harm.”