Montreal police are investigating an act of vandalism at an Islamic centre overnight which may be tied to the outcome of the Quebec election.
Last night, an axe was thrown through the window of the Assahaba Islamic community centre at 4201 Belanger St. in the Rosemont district.
Ian Lafrenière with Montreal police says there was a message on the axe. He wouldn't confirm what that message was, but a report quotes Adil Charkaoui, the centre's president, as saying the words "F*** Liberals" and "We will exterminate Muslims" were written on the axe.
Charkaoui is the Moroccan-born Montrealer who first made headlines a decade ago when he was arrested and detained by the Canadian government on a security certificate as a suspected Al-Qaida sleeper agent. More recently, he became an outspoken opponent of the PQ's values charter.
Lafrenière says they're questioning witnesses and viewing video surveillance footage.
Charkaoui told Le Journal de Montréal that he received death threats on Twitter Monday night.