On Thursday, June 16th, Canary Mission exposed the shocking story of Cleveland police officer, Ismail Quran.
Canary Mission first published Quran’s disturbing profile in January 2019, six months after he was employed by the Cleveland Police Department as a Patrol Officer assigned to the 3rd District. We could never have anticipated what would happen next.
INN Instead of disciplining Quran or relieving him of duty due to his potentially dangerous antisemitism, the Cleveland Police Department honored him with the 2019 Officer of the Year award at the Cleveland Division of Police Awards! In a video of the award ceremony on the department’s Facebook page, the presenter described Quran as a “gifted communicator bringing calm understanding to situations when he responds” and “has truly embodied the community policing philosophy for the Cleveland division of police.”
Over a year earlier, Canary Mission published evidence of Quran’s antisemitic posts on its website. Canary Mission says it was able to identify Quran’s account on Twitter because his display photo on Twitter was the same as his Facebook and Instagram accounts, which used his real name.
He posted a tweet that included a photo captioned “LET ME SALUTE TO HITLER THE GREAT. He said ‘I would have killed all the Jews of the world, but I kept some to show the world why I killed them.’”
- Glorified Hitler
- Spread antisemitism
- Spread antisemitic conspiracy theories.
- Defended the terror group Hamas
- Expressed his personal hatred of Israel and Zionists.