Lesbian Lawmaker Shocked By Response She Received At A Mosque

Canadian Premier Kathleen Wynne of Ontario took a visit to the Muslim Association of Canada’s Masjid Mosque at noon-time prayers. After prayers were said, while donning a head scarf, Ms. Wynne stepped up to the front of the mosque to offer her condolences and reassurances to those in attendance.

“There should be no fear ever in worshipping your God, our God, in Ontario or in Canada,” said Wynne. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and families of this horrible act of violence.”

The visit was planned after Quebec student Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, open fired in a mosque, leaving six people dead and five people hospitalized.

“We are shocked,” said Wynne said of the traumatic event.

Many give Wynne kudos as an openly gay politician for visiting the worship place of a religion that does not accept her sexual orientation. Imam Wael Shehab has not spoken favorably on homosexuality in the past. He’s quoted the fatwa of Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi: “We should consider them people who get themselves engaged in a sinful act. We should deal with them in the same way we deal with any people who are involved in alcoholics, gambling or adultery. We should have deep repugnance to their acts and we must remind and warn them.”

When the premier was invited by the Imam, she welcomed the opportunity to put differences aside and extend a hand to her Muslim constituents. Her sincere message of peace and unity restored many peoples’ faith in their government and country again.

“Our government stands with you. We are not different. We are the same. We are all Canadians,” said Wynne, the core of her message. “The only antidote to hatred is love.”

She spoke in both the male and female sections of the mosque, delivering the same message.

“We very much appreciated Premier Wynne coming,” said the Imam. “We as Muslims understand it’s unfair to blame communities for this behavior and this crime. We all stand for justice, security and peaceful order.”

Source: The Toronto Sun
Photo: Mad World News

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