People in Saskatoon reach out to Muslims in wake of attacks
Wish for peace and understanding arrives at Mosque
An anonymous gift at a Saskatoon mosque is making a big difference to local Muslims.
A seasonal flower arrangement was dropped at the doorstep of the Islamic Centre of Saskatoon last night.
An attached note urges the congregation to "not lose faith in the goodness of the people in this community." It is just one example of the outpouring of support for Muslims in Saskatoon.
"It shows what Saskatoon and Canada is all about," said Omaer Jamil, president of the Saskatoon Branch of the Islamic Association of Saskatchewan. "My dad came here 60-65 years ago...and this act alone tells me why he came here."
The simple, yet profound message of peace was attached to a seasonal arrangement left outside the Islamic Centre of Saskatoon last night. It was signed, "Sincerely, a neighbour."
"We, as a community, have more confidence going forward when people offer their support to us no matter how small it is," said mosque member Abdullah Patel. "We have received hundreds of emails and letters, just from private Canadians."
Patel says they've also heard from civic officials in Saskatoon.