Canadian Authorities to Seek Custody of 127 'Jewish Taliban' Children

Updated: May 30


Canadian child protective services intend to seek the removal of all 127 children from the fringe ultra-Orthodox Lev Tahor group, often referred to as the "Jewish Taliban," several local media outlets reported Thursday.


A Canadian court earlier this month ordered the fringe sect to turn over as many as 13 of its children to authorities. But those children, along with several adult members of the community, fled the country to the Caribbean and Central America to avoid a court hearing that was scheduled for Wednesday, Global News Online reported.


Continue reading: https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/2014-03-07/ty-article/canada-seeking-custody-of-jewish-taliban-kids/0000017f-f7d3-d044-adff-f7fbb0e30000


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