Dear friends, brothers and sisters: Peace be with you.
Firstly, we wish to thank everyone for reaching out with your support, love and compassion since we heard of the massacre in two mosques in New Zealand. This inhumane act reflects a great disconnect between logical human thoughts and ignorance which has led to hate and violence.
Many invaluable human lives were lost within minutes. The resulting degree of sorrow did not limit itself to Muslims only but the entire humanity.
People around the world are feeling the impact of this tragic and terror attack, looking for answers, weeping, reaching out to their Muslim friends and offering support. People have been struggling to understand how veiled radicalization has become so prominent and loud. It has also been an emotional struggle informing this incident to children, praying for the victims and their families and making hopeful efforts that nothing like this happens ever again.
During this difficult time, we can comfort each other by coming together, offering prayers and reflections. We will hold a prayer service for the deceased victims on Friday, March 22, 6:00 pm at Ayesha Mosque.
Everyone is requested to join us. Please find attached a poster for the event which can be used to inform others.
With love and kind regards,
Faisal Siddiqui, President
Kamloops Islamic Association
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