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Calling out hate and bigotry; locals bring support to St. John's mosque

In the wake of the terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, people in St. John’s left flowers, cards, and notes of sympathy and support for the Muslim community at the province’s only mosque, Masjid-an-Noor, throughout the weekend.
In the wake of the terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, people in St. John’s left flowers, cards, and notes of sympathy and support for the Muslim community at the province’s only mosque, Masjid-an-Noor, throughout the weekend. - Juanita Mercer

St. John's Market holding event for public to make cards, write letters to Muslim community

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

In the wake of the terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, people in St. John’s left flowers, cards, and notes of sympathy and support for the Muslim community at the province’s only mosque, Masjid-an-Noor, throughout the weekend.

“All I can say is that I promise to do my small part to call out hate and bigotry whenever I see it,” read one note. “You are loved. You are home,” it continued.

Today from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the St. John’s Farmers’ Market, people are invited to a card-making gathering in support and solidarity with the Muslim community. People are invited by organizers Caitlin Urquhart and Gobhina Nagarajah to write letters and cards of condolences which will be delivered to Masjid-an-Noor.

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