Edmonton’s Al Rashid Mosque spray-painted with racist graffiti

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‘There are individuals that are really wanting to create some animosity between fellow Edmontonians’

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Source: CBC News

By Wallis Snowdon

The hate crime unit of the Edmonton Police Service is investigating after Canada’s oldest mosque was spray-painted with racist graffiti.

The graffiti at the Al Rashid Mosque was reported Monday and the hate crimes and violent extremism unit is investigating, a police spokesperson said in an email to CBC News Tuesday.

The vandalism — the latest in a string of high-profile incidents at the north Edmonton mosque — has worshippers urging the community to speak out against increasingly bold acts of hatred.

“What we’re coming to realize is that there are individuals that are really wanting to create some animosity between fellow Edmontonians,” Sadique Pathan, the mosque’s outreach imam, said Tuesday.

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