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Saint John mosque created for Syrian refugees https://t.co/m5gKGvERwD
— Kashmala Fida (@KashFida) 25 June 2016
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.”