A popular if highly unscientific set of statistics made the rounds a few years after 9/11, purporting to chart increases in Muslim immigrant belligerence by way of their percentage of the population.
This theory may or may not be reliable.
My own (also unscientific) “theory” involves the “inverse ratio.”
I’ve wondered if, when the percentage of Muslims grows higher than the number of Jews, this represents/leads to a serious “shift” in behavior and attitudes.
It’s based on raw personal observation alone.
Depending on the source, Toronto’s Muslim population is between 5% and almost 7%, while the Jewish population is 3.5% to 4%
Which leads us to (complete details, including rabbi’s email, here — PLUS a lively conversation in the comments ):
Graffiti can be disturbing, but it isn’t fatal.
Well-meaning people often over-react to graffiti while ignoring other more serious evidence of anti-Semitism.
And of course, fake hate crimes are sadly commonplace.
Anyway, police are (allegedly) investigating.