September 4, 2019 12:35 pm

Toronto man faces charges after allegedly yelling anti-Semitic threats at Jewish event

A Toronto Police Service cruiser.

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TORONTO – A 74-year-old Toronto man faces charges after allegedly yelling “Heil Hitler” and accosting participants at a pro-Israel march.

Police say Ali Amirsalam was arrested last week on charges of causing a disturbance and uttering death threats at the event in Toronto in May.

B’nai Brith Canada alleges the man yelled he wanted Adolf Hitler to kill Jewish people.

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The organization says it filed a complaint with police after the incident.

B’nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn says the charges send a message that anyone who threatens Jews or disrupts Jewish events will face consequences.

Amirsalam is scheduled to appear in court next month.

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