Minors vandalize Ahmadiyya Muslim Mosque worth $15K – Community offers forgiveness

Glen Whiffen(glen.whiffen@thetelegram.com)
Source: thechronicleherald.ca

Minors cause an estimated $15K worth of damage to new mosque in Newfoundland – Instead of charges, group offers forgiveness and hopes to work with parents to ensure lesson learned

CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, N.L. — 

Last week’s vandalism of a new mosque being constructed in Conception Bay South has turned into a story of forgiveness and, hopefully, lessons learned.

An estimated $15,000 worth of damage was done to the former house being renovated into a mosque by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada, which will be the group’s first mosque in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Omer Sajeed Mallhi, president of Newfoundland and Labrador Jama’at Ahmadiyya, said there had been previous incidents of vandalism at the Baitul Ehsaan Mosque — broken windows — but last week’s damage was “painful and stressful.”

“The perpetrators were minors and broke in and did a lot of damage,” Sajeed Mallhi said. “A huge window was broken, a fireplace destroyed, lighting fixtures, a sump pump, a dehumidifier and so much more.”

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