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The promise Trudeau made to Muslims by going to the mosque

Taslima Jamal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met the leaders of the Muslim community at the mosque

An attack took place on a mosque and Islamic center in Winnipeg, Canada. After that, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met the leaders of the Muslim community at the mosque. He promised the security of Muslims.

In a post on social media on Monday, Justin Trudeau said there was an attack on a mosque in Winnipeg recently. This incident shook the entire community. I met the leaders of the Muslim community. We are committed to protecting them and fighting Islamophobia. No one should feel fear in the place of prayer.

According to CBC Canada, vandalism was attempted at a mosque in Winnipeg’s West End last week. People of the Muslim community are frightened by such incidents during the holy month of Ramadan.

Local police said the incident took place around 4.30am on Tuesday (April 2) at the Ellis Avenue Mosque, Jamia Masjid Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq and the Community Centre.

At this time, two persons tried to enter the mosque premises with weapons. Then they were stopped by the volunteers of the mosque. The men then fled from the spot.

Local police chief Jenson Michalisen said police are investigating the incident. No one was injured or anything was stolen.

Muslim residents are worried after this incident. During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims fast and spend most of their time in prayer and service.

Adnan Siddiqui, director of the center, said that since the incident, very few people have been attending Iftar at the mosque. People are really scared and they are praying at home.

Director of the center Siddiqui said that the attackers were armed. Heard a loud noise like an explosion. When he came to see what had happened, he found two men there with an ax and a big knife.

Police officer Jenson Michalisen said it is still unclear whether the mosque was attacked for religious reasons. We are certainly sensitive to this matter. It is a place of prayer and we fully respect it.

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