Volunteers help clean vandalism from Cold Lake mosque

Josh Elliott, CTV News
Published Friday, October 24, 2014

Dozens of community members in Cold Lake, Alta. came together on Friday afternoon to clean up a local mosque after it was vandalized.

The vandalism at the mosque, which included smashed windows and racist messages, was discovered Friday morning. The words “Go home” were written multiple times across the outside of the building in red spray paint.

Volunteers on Friday afternoon cleaned up the façade and removed the racist scrawlings. A poster with the phrase “Love your neighbour” was also seen in a window…

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Ihsaan Gardee, executive director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims, said the incident doesn’t represent the sentiment of the “vast majority” of Canadians.

“It’s kind of ironic that the word Canada was printed (on the mosque) because I think the vast majority of our fellow citizens would say this is un-Canadian,” Gardee told CTV’s News Channel Friday…