A graffiti depicting a dead Jew with a kippa and sidelocks in a gun scope’s crosshairs with a caption “shoot a Jew in the head” was discovered near York University in Toronto.
A graffiti inciting to shoot Jews in the head was discovered near York University in Toronto, Canada, on June 8. According to an image shared by B’nai Brith Canada, a Jewish service organization, the graffiti depicts a dead Jew with a kippa and sidelocks in a gun scope’s crosshairs, accompanied by a caption “shoot a Jew in the head”, scrawled on the wall.
“The university learned of hateful and antisemitic graffiti that was reported to be found in “The Village” neighbourhood yesterday,” said the York University in a statement. “Many students live in this area close to the Keele Campus. York University denounces this hateful, antisemitic act and reported to [Toronto Police] Hate Crimes Division.”
York University was notified about the graffiti by a small Twitter account called “Documenting Antisemitism” which aims to document antisemitic acts in Canada.
The university noted that it could not remove the message as it was not on its property.
B’nai Brith Canada said it is “appalled and deeply concerned by the horrifying antisemitic graffiti found near York University,” expressing concern over Canadian Jews continuously becoming victims of hate crimes.
06/08 – Graffiti in the Village outside of York University says to "Shoot a Jew in the head". @YorkUniversity @bnaibrithcanada @jaimekr #Jewish #Toronto #Antisemitism #Canada #YorkUniversity pic.twitter.com/2PmGyOerAh
— Documenting Antisemitism (@AntisemitismCA) June 8, 2022