Published:October 8, 2019
A Syrian family whose son is part of the violent anarchist group “antifa” has closed its restaurant Soufi’s in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood.
On Tuesday, the windows were covered up and signs were plastered on the outside of the building informing customers that they were closing their doors permanently. The Alsoufi family who owned and operated the restaurant could be seen sitting inside, but refused to comment or speak to True North.
“As a result of numerous hate messages and death threats we’ve received over the past week, we’ve decided to permanently close our shop,” the sign read, without providing any details about these alleged threats or whether they had reported them to Police.
“Since we opened up Soufi’s in 2017, we have been met with nothing but curiosity, respect, acceptance and love from the people of Toronto, and for that we are eternally grateful.”