Calgary Muslim leaders say community is nervous as Ramadan starts

Calgary Muslim leaders say community is nervous as Ramadan starts

Starting Sunday night, Muslims in Calgary will mark the start of Ramadan.For the next 30 days, Muslims around the world will abstain from eating or dr

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Starting Sunday night, Muslims in Calgary will mark the start of Ramadan.For the next 30 days, Muslims around the world will abstain from eating or drinking during daylight hours.This year, there are concerns that some will stop going to mosques for fear of attacks.READ MORE: Calgarians gather to mourn victims of Sri Lanka bombings: ‘We have to show them our solidarity’“People are a bit nervous,” said Atthar Mahmood, the vice president of the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada and president of Muslims Against Terrorism.“We the people of faith are defenceless when we are in the synagogue or mosque or church. We cannot defend ourselves when we are engaged in our peaceful prayers. People in Sri Lanka, what were they doing? They were just gathered to do their prayers.”
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