Islamophobic social media post shocks staff, customers of Montreal cafe
Published Saturday, April 13, 2019 8:09PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, April 14, 2019 8:40AM EDT
Residents of a Montreal neighbourhood with large Tunisian, Algerian and Moroccan populations reacted with shock to an online hoax claiming that women were banned from area cafes.
The Facebook post regarding cafes on Jean-Talon Blvd. was shared more than 2,500 times.
The original post can be read in full below:
In subsequent comments, Café Sable d’Or was singled out, but a Radio-Canada investigation revealed the claim was false and the man who posted it doesn’t live in Montreal and had never been inside the café.
A café assistant manager said women are always welcome and are usually served first.
“I find this a bit stupid, we always have women in here,” he said.