A man received a 25-month jail sentence for trying to burn down a Hamilton, Ontario mosque to ‘bring jihad’ to Canadian Muslims.
I think we all agree that the worst crime humans can commit is to try to, or succeed in, killing whole races.
Beginning on this day in 2012, Mohamed Merah shot and killed a paratrooper in Toulouse. Five days later he killed three unarmed French soldiers before turning his hatred to a Jewish school on March 19.
We all recognise the right to express dissent: so what do we do when groups espousing violence jump on the bandwagon?
On this day in 2017, Adam Purinton shot two Indian men whom he had mistaken for Iranians, at a restaurant in Olathe, Kansas. He yelled “get out of my country” and “terrorist” before firing.