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Canadian Antisemite Arrested For Assaulting Jews

A Jew-hater has been arrested in Vaughan, Canada after intimidating Jews walking home from synagogue on Shabbat and then spitting at them and making antisemitic comments.

And naturally, he is a real piece of work with a criminal record.

A man with a criminal record has been charged in a suspected hate-motivated and anti-Jewish assault in Vaughan.

York Regional Police say on Saturday at 1:45 p.m., four adults who identify as Jewish were walking home from a synagogue in the area of Bathurst St. and Flamingo Rd. when a man on a electric bike approached the group.

“The victims felt intimidated by the manner in which the suspect operated the bike in their presence,” police said in a release Tuesday.

“An argument ensued, during which the suspect spat at the group and made anti-Semitic comments before he rode away.”

A suspect was identified and was arrested a few hours later.

Kenneth Jeewan Gobin, 34, of Vaughan, is charged with two counts of assault and one count of breach of probation.

In 2012, Gobin was sentenced for a 2007 carjacking that terrorized the woman victim, with Mississauga.com reporting at the time that the judge said the then 23-year-old had “demonstrated no remorse.” Gobin received three years but with credit for time served was to spend 20 months in jail, the news outlet reported.

Whatever punishment he receives, I take some comfort knowing he has Jeewan in his name.

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