Ontario Baptist Church Set On Fire & Vandalized With Pro-ISIS Graffiti

Where are the condemnations from our “leaders?”

A Baptist Church in Burlington, Ontario was set on fire Wednesday, in what authorities are calling a “suspicious” incident.

Disturbingly, the Church was then vandalized with pro-ISIS graffiti. Photos of the graffiti can be seen in the tweet below:

 

The historic portion of the Church was destroyed in the blaze.

Political “leaders” silent

While our political elites have been busy talking about events around the world, there has been disturbingly little attention or condemnation of what appears to be an ISIS-inspired arson of a Canadian house of worship.

Such attacks on places of faith need to be condemned, whether they happen at a Church, Synagogue, Mosque, Temple, or other place of religious worship.

There can be no place in Canada for acts of hate against any religious group, and our leaders must speak out strongly on this.

Yet, our politicians have been almost totally silent.

It’s a total failure of leadership on behalf of those who are supposed to stand up for the freedoms of all Canadians.

Spencer Fernando

Photo credit – @Media371 (Twitter)

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Jen
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” WHERE IS THE LEADER(not leaders) OF THIS COUNTRY TO DENOUNCE THIS?
HIDING BEHIND HE CURTAILS OF HIS MEDIA?

Deborah Devine
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Spencer, it’s totally infuriating! I live in the area, and have seen what all the bored kids have been up to around North Burlington since 1983. I really believe it’s neighborhood kids who did this. Of course it’s a terrible crime and absolutely heartbreaking for people who worship there. I’m so glad they’re investigating to find the culprits. Instead of being upset that politicians aren’t making noise about this, I’m really glad they aren’t all jumping in front of camera’s, using it as an excuse to stir up more fear, and making life even more awful for the many peaceful… Read more »

James
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James

And yet you are ok with them “jumping in front of the camera” when its a Mosque that’s destroyed….get it together moron…it’s not ok on either side and should be loudly and publically denounced by the leaders of this country seeing as they seem to denounce everything else.

Di
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Di

Get real lady and get out of lalaland… People like you are the ones who stood by silently while the nazis organized.

Sandra Clark
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Sandra Clark

If it was a mosque…Trudeau would be right there with a speech saying “We will not tolerate hate”. Kinda biased and one sided on his part, isn’t it? Where are the Conservative, NDP, etc., on this??? Well, this Canadian thinks it’s shameful.

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I suspect it’s because it’s so unlikely that ISIS would target a little known, small church in Burlington, Ontario . That’s not exactly a typical ISIS target. There have been so many other Jewish and Muslim targets that also haven’t been denounced (bc there have been so many). It’s terrible that it happened – regardless of faith. Period.

Juan L
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Juan L

I agree. Its the spirit of the time…the zeitgeist UNTIL everything blows over

Alexandra Czternastek
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Alexandra Czternastek

You are right.

john
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john

Rebuild it twice as big and twice as nice

Glenn Gardner
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It is instructive to note the potential difference in individuals’ reactions to your headline indicating the church was ‘set on fire AND vandalized’ as opposed to your accurate reporting that the fire occurred, the cause being suspicious, and THEN the building was vandalized. Until we know more facts determined by proper investigation we should be careful in attributing blame.
Just sayin’.

Rachel Enns
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Rachel Enns

Andrew Scheer, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, did speak out against it. In fact, I found out about this incident through following his feed on facebook.
https://twitter.com/AndrewScheer/status/899378569318674433
https://twitter.com/AndrewScheer/status/899378710608064512