Democracy Gone Astray

Democracy, being a human construct, needs to be thought of as directionality rather than an object. As such, to understand it requires not so much a description of existing structures and/or other related phenomena but a declaration of intentionality.
This blog aims at creating labeled lists of published infringements of such intentionality, of points in time where democracy strays from its intended directionality. In addition to outright infringements, this blog also collects important contemporary information and/or discussions that impact our socio-political landscape.

All the posts here were published in the electronic media – main-stream as well as fringe, and maintain links to the original texts.

[NOTE: Due to changes I haven't caught on time in the blogging software, all of the 'Original Article' links were nullified between September 11, 2012 and December 11, 2012. My apologies.]

Friday, March 10, 2017

Jewish Centres In Ontario Targeted With Bomb Threats

TORONTO — Jewish community centres in Toronto and London, Ont., were among several across North America that received bomb threats on Tuesday.

Police say the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre in Toronto was evacuated out of "an abundance of caution" in light of threats made in New York, Oregon, Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida, Maryland.

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs says a bomb threat made against the London Jewish Community Centre was the second it has received in the past two months. Both facilities reopened after police provided the all clear.

Toronto police Supt. Neil Corrigan says a major intersection was shut down while police investigated the threat and a school was locked down.

Toronto Mayor John Tory visited the Jewish community centre targeted by the threat, calling the incident "very traumatizing."

U.S. centres also recieved threats

In the U.S., the Anti-Defamation League and several Jewish community centres across the country got a round of bomb threats Tuesday, including five in New York City.

U.S. federal officials have been investigating more than 120 threats against Jewish organizations in three dozen states since Jan. 9 and a rash of vandalism at Jewish cemeteries. None of the threats have resulted in physical injury.

"We need to learn to get along," Corrigan told a news conference outside the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. "These sorts of things, especially when they affect children and elderly people, are just unacceptable in this Canadian culture of ours."

Original Article
Author:  CP  |  By The Canadian Press

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