Vancouver Sun

ATTACK ON MUSLIM MAN MOTIVATED BY HATE, POLICE SAY

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An attack in Ontario that sent a Muslim man to hospital appears to have been motivated by hate, police said Wednesday, as a Muslim advocacy group denounced the incident as “hateful and cowardly.” Peel Regional Police said they were called to investigat­e a fight in Mississaug­a at about 9 p.m. on Sunday, and discovered the man being beaten by two people. Two men, aged 27 and 19, have been charged with assault in the incident. “The fight began as a result of a driving incident that occurred in the parking lot,” police said in a statement. “During the assault, racially based comments were uttered at the victim indicating the assault may have been a hate-motivated incident.” The incident has drawn the attention of various Muslim groups, including the National Council of Canadian Muslims.

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