Joy at the Jamia Mosque

On Sunday, hundreds of people came to Jamia Mosque in Totterdown in a show of solidarity, seven days after a hate crime took place at its gates. Four people have since been charged. And Jamia Mosque invited the community to join them the following week for tea and food.

Jon Evans, landlord of the Oxford pub, helped collect together all of the hundreds of messages of support and presented them to the mosque in a folder. Zaheer Shabir said this was “the key factor for realising how supportive you have all been for us” and added: “Exactly seven days ago today, we were struck with shock, anxiety and fear. Seven days later, we have been cuddled with love and blessings by the many.”

Photo by Colin Moody

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