Vandalism comes just days after a violent attack on a Black Muslim woman wearing a hijab in Edmonton
An Edmonton mosque has been vandalized with a symbol of hatred, just nine days after a violent attack left four members of a Muslim family dead in London, Ont.
On Tuesday morning, it was discovered that the Baitul Hadi Mosque in the Ottewell neighbourhood of east Edmonton was tagged with a swastika symbol.
“We are deeply disturbed by the rising acts of violence against the Muslim community,” said Nasir Butt, Imam of the Baitul Hadi Mosque, in an email. “This is not the way of Canadians, and we must work together to combat anti-Muslim sentiment.”
Mosque president Humayun Ahmed said the vandalism was reported as soon as it was discovered.