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July 22, 2005
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Police are investigating whether a Vancouver Muslim cleric’s racial slurs against Jews violated Canadian hate laws. South African-born Sheik Younus Kathrada, who is associated with the Dar al-Madinah Islamic Society, has referred to Jews as “the brothers of monkeys and swine” in lectures and on the Internet, and has urged Muslims to engage in holy war against non-believers. Jewish officials who first complained about Kathrada’s rhetoric last year say they’re not concerned by the slow pace of the police investigation.

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