Last February, a Toronto imam made national news when a video came to light of him praying in Arabic for what appears to be the destruction of Jews. “O Allah! Count their number; slay them one by one and spare not one of them. O Allah! Purify Al-Aqsa mosque from the filth of the Jews!” read the video’s translation of the imam’s words.

Ayman Elkasrawy, the man who made the apparently antisemitic prayers, became the subject of outrage and controversy, with Canadians of all backgrounds condemning his words.

Now, the Toronto Star is trying to rewrite Elkasrawy’s story.

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