For Immediate Release
Canadian Muslim Community Deeply Disturbed By Peterborough Mosque Arson and Malicious Assault on Muslim Woman
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Cautions Muslims to Remain Vigilant
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada denounces the arson attack on Masjid Al-Salaam (Mosque) in Peterborough, Ontario. In the Islamic faith, all places of worship are revered and command special place in society as central venue for worship and community-gathering.
On the heels of the mosque arson, the community is appalled to learn about the malicious attack on a Canadian Muslim mother in Toronto. This hate crime has alarmed the community as the brazen assault occurred during broad daylight near her children’s school.
Canadians are known worldwide for harmonious and accommodative conduct towards each other regardless of faith. These hateful incidents in Peterborough and Toronto proved to be completely contradictory to Canadian values. The Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at, Mirza Masroor Ahmad, has consistently reminded the members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at to respond to all hate crimes with prayers, and only prayers.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at urges all Muslims across Canada to pray for forgiveness of those who may have malice in their heart.
The National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada, Mr. Lal Khan Malik, condemned these hateful attacks and stated: “Such vicious acts are not in line with Canadian values. Regardless of faith we should all live by the motto, Love for All, Hatred for None.”