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release from The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) dated May 7, 2012 on the subject of Elements in Toronto Madrassah’s Curriculum. We were first made aware of the issue in an email received from Mr. Avi Benlolo of Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre of Toronto on May 3, 2012, and our attention was drawn to an investigation of antiSemitic material on our website. A response was sent to Mr. Benlolo acknowledging his concerns and we immediately removed the material from the website. East End Madrassah has been in existence for almost 40 years and thousands of Muslim students have graduated and have moved on to become law abiding citizens and contributing members of the Canadian society. Our curriculum is not intended to promote hatred towards any individual or group of people, rather the children are taught to respect and value other faiths, beliefs and to uphold Canada’s basic values of decency and tolerance. The excerpt referred to in the press release of CIJA should never have been a part of our curriculum. We unreservedly apologize to the Jewish community for the unintentional offence that the item has caused. Our team of scholars has already undertaken to review all texts and material being used in the curriculum to ensure that our teachings are conveying the right message. For more information, contact: Principal, East End Madrassah email@example.com