“We the members of the KMRA are shocked and deeply disturbed by the November 14th incident at Masjid Al-salaam.
“The damage of the incident which is now being investigated as a possible hate crime has been estimated to exceed $80,000.
“In spite of the incident, we are deeply touched and highly encouraged by the overwhelming support we have received from the Peterborough community at large.
“We will continue to work with all faith groups and concerned citizens in raising awareness of peace and tolerance.
“We are thankful to all those who have extended their support to our community and we look forward to strengthening ties with the broader Peterborough community.”
“To all those that have been asking where they can donate, an online fundraiser has been setup by a local community support group in Peterborough. The link is below, your support is much appreciated.”
“On November 14th (2015), a suspicious fire was discovered inside of Peterborough’s only Mosque. Damages are estimated to exceed $80K. We encourage members of the community, of all or no faiths, to help the muslim community restore their place of worship.
Donations will be passed on to Dr. Kenzu Abdella, President of the Kawartha Muslim Religious Association, in trust, on a monthly basis.”
Update: This is now being classified as a “hate crime.”
If you wish donate offline, you may phone St. John’s Anglican Church in Peterborough at 705-745-7624.