Côte Saint-Luc swim team target of online hate messages

Hate Messages on CSL Swim Team Website
WATCH ABOVE: A Côte Saint-Luc children's swim team was the target of hateful messages online. Messages were found by a parent on the team's online registration page. Kelly Greig has the details.

The Côte Saint-Luc swim team has been the target of hate messages.

The messages were found by a parent on the swim team’s online registration page, according to Rabbi Reuben Poupko.

They were characterized by threats and spoke of murdering Jewish people, Poupko said.

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The messages were written in January and have since been taken down.

“To go ahead and invade that space, which would be a safe space is really disturbing,” said Poupko. “The person or persons involved in this hopefully will be apprehended.”

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When the parent found the messages they alerted the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) which then forwarded it to the city.

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In addition, Côte Saint-Luc has asked Montreal police to open an investigation.