Muslim Association of Canada Grateful for Support in the Face of Anti-Muslim Protest

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) issued the following statement regarding the anti-Islamic protest at their Toronto Place of Worship.

The protest began as Muslim Canadian men, women and children emerged from their Friday afternoon prayers. Congregants were met by disturbing signs expressing Islamophobic rhetoric. 

"No Canadian should feel intimidated when walking into their synagogue, church, temple or mosque. We are thankful to our fellow Canadians who joined with us today against this attack on religious freedom and Canadian values.

The safety and security of our worshippers is paramount. We thank Toronto Police Services for their on-going support and their swift attention.

We also thank our fellow Torontonians and Canadians who have expressed their support."

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SOURCE Muslim Association of Canada

For further information: Media inquiries: Imran Amin, (quick response), 647-290-3587

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