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30 MORE | CBC NEWS – New Brunswick – “New mosque in Saint John first of its kind in Canada”


I was interviewed Kashmala Fida for her CBC News story about the new Masjid I found at 370 Somerset Street in North End Saint John, New Brunswick:

Toronto filmmaker Himy Syed discovered the modest-looking mosque on Somerset street in Saint John on his travels for his project, 30 Masjids (mosques) in Canada,.

According to those behind it, it’s the first of its kind in Canada — established specifically for Syrian refugees.

“They needed a place to pray that was convenient. Many of them don’t have cars or have other means of getting to the main Muslim Association of New Brunswick masjid over in Rothesay,” said Syed.

“It’s a bit scratchy but it does the job. It’s much appreciated, that location. It’s cozy, it’s small.”

Many Thanks to CBC New Brunswick’s Kashmala Fida for the interview and her story.

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