Canada Charge in Abdulbasir Faizi killing brings sorrow, new questions

04:56  12 april  2018
04:56  12 april  2018 Source:   Toronto Star

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Latest Abdulbasir Faizi News, Photos, Blogposts, Videos and Wallpapers. Explore Abdulbasir Faizi profile at Times of India. 18 and charged with murdering Kinsman and Selim Esen, 44, who were last seen in the Gay Village last year.

The new charges are in connection with the deaths of Majeed Kayhan Idsinga acknowledged that it’s fair to characterize the string of murders as a serial killing . Skandaraj Navaratnam, 40, and Abdulbasir Faizi , 42, were also sought as part of the investigation, and have not been found.

Bruce McArthur is now facing a seventh murder charge. The prosecution says the 66-year-old landscaper faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Abdulbasir Faizi.© Provided by Toronto Star Bruce McArthur is now facing a seventh murder charge. The prosecution says the 66-year-old landscaper faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Abdulbasir Faizi.

Sitting in a coffee shop at the heart of Toronto’s Gay Village, a half-hour after Toronto police concluded their latest press conference on the Bruce McArthur case, Shakir Rahim was pained.

“Seeing day in and day out, members of your community allegedly killed in such a fashion is deeply emotional and unsettling,” Rahim told the Star shortly after police announced McArthur’s seventh murder charge for the killing of Abdulbasir Faizi.

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Faizi was last of three subjects of Project Houston, a shuttered missing persons task force, to be named as a murder victim. All three were men of colour. All three police now believe were killed by the same man.

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Faizi’s last debit card transaction reportedly came on Dec. 28, 2010, across the street from this Second Cup, near Church and Wellesley Sts. Many of the café’s patrons say they knew either McArthur or his alleged victims.

Selim Esen, another alleged victim, applied for a job there before he went missing. He never showed up for his interview.

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Select a new default local region: British Columbia. Calgary. Years before he disappeared from Toronto's Church and Wellesley neighbourhood, Abdulbasir Faizi brought up the McArther has been arrested and charged with the first-degree murders of Andrew Kinsman, left, and Selim Esen.

Toronto. Montreal. New Brunswick. Prince Edward Island. Nova Scotia. That, in part, is why it came as such a shock to see McArthur's face plastered on the papers after being charged in the killings . After he disappeared in September 2010, Abdulbasir Faizi ,44, vanished from a location just blocks

“It really breaks your heart,” Rahim said of the new charge. “And part of it is because you see yourself.”

Rahim is a board member for the Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention, who have been actively involved with questioning what happened during that early task force and the investigation at large. A statement from the group questioned whether adequate resources and efforts were put into the men’s disappearances, “despite the initial public outcry, outreach and demand for an investigation.”

“What did investigators think about why these men went missing, or what rationale there was?” Rahim asked on Wednesday. “Did they think they went back to the countries they were from?”

Faizi’s life was complicated: He had a wife and children who appeared to know nothing about the time he spent in the Gay Village before his disappearance.

There are many lingering questions over how police handled the Faizi case, Rahim said. “There are hard questions that have to be asked, about how you deal with individuals who have complex lives,” he said. “And it requires a really high degree of cultural competency, outreach, all of these sorts of things.”

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29, but Brampton’s Abdulbasir Faizi was not one of them. Faizi , 42, was reported missing to Peel Regional Police in December 2010. 30 at 9:36 a.m. due to violations of the terms of use. Serial killer charged in 3 more murders, but Brampton man's fate still unknown.

Kayhan was one of three men whose disappearances were investigated without conclusive results in 2012; the remaining two—Skandaraj Navaratnam, 40; and Abdulbasir Faizi , 42—have not yet been connected to McArthur

The 519 community centre, a LGBTQ-focused facility one block north, offered its “heartfelt condolences” to Faizi’s loved ones in a Facebook post Wednesday. The post included a list of support contacts for the community, from grief counselling to crisis phone lines.

Deidre Olsen, a queer Toronto-based journalist who frequents the village, said Wednesday’s charge brought up the pain of a 2016 Toronto police sting operation at Marie Curtis Park in Etobicoke, where undercover officers sought out men interested in sexual activity, ticketing at least 72.

Olsen said she was jarred by the possibility that McArthur may have met Faizi there at a park near Moore Ave., where his car was found abandoned.

“Queer people are often relegated to these dark spaces,” Olsen said. “Gay men were being over-policed by the police, but at the same time, under-protected.”

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