Police make arrest in suspected hate crime at Mississauga Catholic church
MISSISSAUGA, ONT. – A 22-year-old Mississauga man has been charged in connection with alleged hate crimes committed at St. Catherine of Siena Church and its neighbouring elementary school over the past two months.
Iqbal Hessan was reportedly arrested in the early hours of May 26 on the Mississauga school’s grounds, though police would not confirm this. Hessan faces five counts of mischief over $5,000, and break, enter and commit indictable offence. A bail hearing was held later that day.
On May 20, the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue that stands in front of the church was covered in black paint and the fingers of its outstretched arms were broken off. Behind the church, graffiti with the words “There is no Jew God” was scrawled across the brick wall along with a drawing of a face labelled “Jewsus.”
It was the third time the church has been targeted. On April 9, surveillance footage caught a young man breaking into the church, ripping pages of the Sacramentary book on the altar and throwing them at the tabernacle. He is then seen stealing one of the church’s amplifier speakers.
NB: This being Canada, Iqbal Hessan is likely to receive a citizenship award from the city of Mississauga and multiple police forces.
It is also fair to expect him to be invited to sit on the National Security Roundtable and be nominated as a Liberal Party candidate shortly.
The police will not pursue a hate crime charge against Iqbal Hessan, that is a near certainty.
Even if they did Ontario’s Attorney General would not sign off on a charge, not with the Wynne government in full appeasement mode with the Muslim community over her twisted sex-ed curriculum.
Any statement from the premiers office will likely blame the church for erecting provocative statuary.
The pic above shows Iqbal’s handiwork as well as a screenshot taken from his now deleted Facebook page.