My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Friday, October 23, 2009

Jewish cemetary vandalized in Ottawa....

This one hits close to home...
The Ottawa police hate crime unit has launched an investigation into another defacement of a Jewish cemetery.

The Jewish Memorial Gardens near Greely was vandalized sometime Wednesday night.

Nazi swastikas and anti-Semitic epithets were sprayed on the walls that mark the entrance to the cemetery. Eight headstones were also defaced, police said.

A neighbour alerted police to the vandalism Thursday morning.

Mitchell Bellman, president of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, said the incident has shaken the community to its core.

“It’s horrible to see these images and see such hatred in a spot that’s there to bring comfort to the deceased and their families,” he said. “It’s very disturbing to see these images and see what people would do to what we consider sacred space.”


Blogger Charlie H. Ettinson said...

Truly disturbing. Though, I couldn't help but notice some of the comments on teh CBC article about this crime are shall we say, on the unsympathetic side...

7:09 PM  

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