Politicians condemn ‘Islamophobia’ after Muslim man brings axe to mosque

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Politicians were quick to paint an incident at a Mississauga, Ontario mosque as a hate crime, despite the attacker being Muslim himself.

The 24-year-old man who allegedly attacked worshippers at the mosque during a congregational prayer on Saturday was identified as Mohammad Moiz Omar from Mississauga.

He has since been charged with assault with a weapon, administering a noxious substance with intent to endanger life or cause bodily harm, possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes, uttering threats, carrying a concealed weapon, and mischief to religious property.

Police are still investigating the incident as being potentially hate-motivated.

“Peel Regional Police take these incidents very seriously. And 12 division Criminal Investigations Bureau will be continuing this investigation and further charges may follow,” Supt. Rob Higgs said, according to CP24.

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