Bath mosque opens its doors in wake of New Zealand attack

“There is no way to peace, peace is the way” (AJ Muste 1885-1967) calligraphy by Hassan Massoudy (with permission from the artist)

Imam Mohammed of Bath Mosque has shared the following message:

Dear all,

Thank you so much for your letters, emails and flowers of condolences on the New Zealand terrorist attack in the Christchurch city.

Indeed, we got so much comfort from your kind words and thoughts. We actually took great strength from the support of all those who came to the mosque in the last couple of days and showed solidarity. It truly was a magnificent turnout. It is attitudes like yours that help shine light on grim days like the 15th March.

To fight extremism and terrorism by all possible means, Bath Islamic Society decided to start an open-day initiative, for residents and visitors of Bath to come and explore the Muslim community. Also we will have some vigil to remember the victims of the Christchurch shootings. Therefore, the mosque will be open from 1 pm till 4 pm on Saturday 23th March. You’re most welcome to come and join us.

Best regards,

Imam Mohammed Gamal Abdelnour
Imam of Bath Islamic Society

Friends are welcome to join Bath’s Muslims this Saturday afternoon. Respectful attire is appropriate. The Bath mosque is located at 8 Pierrepont St.

The attack in New Zealand has led to an outpouring of support for mosques all round the world – (photo AFP via Albawaba)

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