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Press Conference at The Islamic Society of Markham, 2900 Denison Street.

York Regional Police provide additional information since Sunday’s Update.

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CTV News Toronto Videojournalist Janice Golding interviewed several worshippers who regularly pray at the Islamic Society of Markam.

Frank Scarpitti, Mayor of The City of Markham, held a brief news scrum with reporters, followed by a one-on-one interview.

Nadia Hasan, PHD, Chief Operating Officer of National Council of Canadian Muslims, interviewed with OMNI Television.

President of the Islamic Society of Markham Qaisar Nasir Khan says a male suspect brought his car to a mosque around dawn prayer,

Uttered Islamophobic slurs,

Made threats to burn down the worship place,

And tried to run over congregants.

“It was shocking.

“It could have resulted in serious injury, or God forbid, even fatalities,” he said.

The Canadian Press

Amira Elghawaby, Canada’s Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia, held a number of one-on-one interviews with The Canadian Press, The CBC/Radio-Canada, and others.

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