MP Nick Whalen says a recent funding announcement aimed at beefing up security at the Masjid-an-Noor Mosque on Logy Bay Road in St. John’s is about helping people feel safe in their community.
Whalen yesterday announced $46,000 dollars for the Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador at the Sheraton Hotel as hundreds of worshipers gathered for prayer during the Feast of Sacrifice.
Whalen says while he hasn’t seen violence toward the Muslim community in this province, it’s important for all people to feel safe.
He says while the St. John’s community is very open, supportive and welcoming, there are people out there who he calls “differently minded” who resent new comers. He says the federal Liberals are helping all Muslims feel safe when praying at the Mosque.