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Paris attacks highlight critical need to screen out those with radical Jihadist views

November 15, 2015, TORONTO — Reports of a Syrian passport found at the scene of one of the terror attacks in Paris highlight the ever increasing need to properly screen all individuals entering Canada, warns B’nai Brith Canada. Greek authorities have reported that the passport was ‘very likely’ used by an individual who transited to France via the Greek island of Leros. Approximately 129 people were killed and another 352 injured in a number of separate and brutal terror attacks across the French capital.

“All our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims of the despicable attacks in Paris,” said Michael Mostyn, CEO, B’nai Brith Canada. “Canadians stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of France in this dark time and wholly condemn these barbarous acts as an affront to the values that we all hold dear.”

“Further disturbing is the fact that Greek authorities have reported that a Syrian passport found at the scene of one of the attacks was used to enter Europe. It is incumbent upon the Canadian Government to take every precaution to ensure that supporters of the terrorist Islamic State or those holding radical jihadist views are not granted entry into Canada, and we strongly urge the government to redouble its efforts in that regard.”

For further information please contact:
Sam Eskenasi
Director of Communications
B’nai Brith Canada
[email protected] 416-633-6224 x122