Calgary Muslims fear backlash

Calgary’s Muslim community is preparing for a potential backlash in the wake of the Ottawa shooting.

They’ve been forced to deflect perceived connections between their community and the shooting that claimed the life of Corporal Nathan Cirillo.

“It’s totally natural for us to be concerned,” said Umair Khan, Baitun Nur Mosque Imam.

“We’ve beefed up security. At the same time, we see that Calgarians are very understanding,” he said.

“We believe through transferring and exchanging knowledge and having dialogue a lot of the mistrust that is happening right now because of the actions of a few individuals.. these kind of initiatives can remove those wrong impressions”…

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