Further Charges in Mississauga Mosque Investigation

Posted On Wednesday June 08, 2022

Region of Peel – Peel Regional Police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Integrated National Security Enforcement Team are sharing an update regarding additional charges following an unprovoked incident at the Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic Centre in Mississauga 

On March 19, 2022, it is alleged that Mohammad Moiz Omar entered into the Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic Centre in Mississauga and discharged bear spray toward the members of the Mosque while brandishing a hatchet. Following the incident, Mohammad Moiz Omar, a 24-year-old man from Mississauga, was charged with several offences. 

Today, it was read before the court that Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Service of Canada and the Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the Ministry of the Attorney General consented to the commencement of terrorism proceedings against Mohammad Moiz Omar. The offences Mohammad Moiz Omar is charged with, listed below, constitute terrorist activity pursuant to sections 2, 83.01(1)(b), and 83.27 of the Criminal Code of Canada

  • Assault with a Weapon x2
  • Administering Noxious Substance with Intent to Endanger Life or Cause Bodily Harm
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Purpose Dangerous to the Public
  • Utter a Threat to Cause Death or Bodily Harm
  • Carry Concealed Weapons
  • Mischief to Religious Property

“Our community has a fundamental right, and deserves, to feel safe and secure. Any attempt to jeopardize the safety of our community will be met with every effort to bring those responsible to justice. This incident has deeply impacted Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic Centre members and carries rippling impacts throughout our community. People should expect to be able to gather peacefully and safely without fear,” said Chief Nishan Duraiappah. “Our service is committed to continue to working with our partners and the community to ensure that hate and violence have no place in our community”.

If you believe you have witnessed, or are aware of, any criminal extremism and/or suspicious activities which could pose a threat to public safety and/or national security, we encourage you to report it to Peel Regional Police at 905-453-3311 or within Canada to the National Security Information Network at 1-800-420-5805. 

In the event of an emergency, always dial 9-1-1. 

Anyone with information on this investigationis asked to call investigators at 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-453–2121, extension 1233.  Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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