By Letter to the Editor on April 13, 2019.
We at the Lethbridge Muslim Association would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the unbelievable support we received from the citizens of Lethbridge in the wake of the New Zealand mosque shooting that left 50 people dead.
In particular, we would like to express our thanks to Mayor Chris Spearman, Lethbridge-West MLA Shannon Phillips, Rev. Erin Phillips, and last but not least, the members of the fine police force of the city, all of whom graciously participated in our weekly Friday prayer service immediately after the attack to express their solidarity and support for the Muslim community.
Our hope is that we may strive together as a single community to extinguish the flames of political and religious extremism and divisiveness to help create a more peaceful world of co-existence and mutual tolerance for ourselves, our children, and future generations. Our mosque was deeply touched by the gesture of goodwill we received from innumerable people in our city.
Dr. Abdel Baset Aborawi
President, Lethbridge Muslim Association