\’Circle of Peace\’ demonstrates solidarity for the Muslim community

Despite cold bluster winds coming across Lake Huron, more than 100 people joined hands to form a ‘circle of peace’ around the Kincardine Islamic Centre in a show of solidarity for the Muslim community following the terrorist massacre of Muslims in prayer in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15th.

People came from as far away as Saugeen Shores and Goderich to be part of the Vigil.

Several guest speakers spoke about the terrorist attack referring to the racism and hate that it demonstrated while stressing the importance of communities standing together.

Dua Abidi (7) and Tatheer Fatima “Hello Brother” – the words of welcome that were given to the New Zealand shooter at the mosque

    

Muzzamill Mudathir reads verses from the Koran

 

Kincardine Mayor Anne Eadie says

Community will not stand for racism

Huron-Bruce MP Ben Lobb

Jan Johnston, School Board Chair,

spoke out again racism, terrorism and hate

Huron-Bruce Federal Liberal Candidate, Allan

Thompson, says Islamophobia exists along with 

and misogyny and homophobia but … we are one,

we are the same, we are equal.

Asif Raza read his moving poem – a Letter to the shooters of the Quebec Mosque two years ago and the recent massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand.