In the wake of the recent tragedy in New Zealand, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada has launched a new campaign encouraging Canadians to “Visit A Mosque”.
Just days ago, two New Zealand mosques were the target of a violent and horrific act of terrorism that left 50 dead and many wounded. People from all over the world have come together to voice their heartbreak, anger, and confusion about how such a horrendous crime could take place, as well as give their condolences to victims and families involved.
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The new “Visit A Mosque” campaign is an open invitation for Canadians to learn about the “true and peaceful teachings of Islam”. This initiative has been put into place as a way of combating the type of Islamaphobia demonstrated in the recent tragedy.
The campaign website explains the importance and power of their inclusive approach in the following statement:
“As we examine at the New Zealand mosque shootings, it is apparent that true security in mosques will not come from vested guards, but rather compassionate citizens that demonstrate unconditional love for one another’s freedoms.”
A number of mosques across the country have opened their doors to all visitors as an opportunity for Canadians to meet their Muslim neighbors, and learn how Muslims truly live and practice their faith.