Letter #8 to the Islamic community from a high school student after #MosqueShooting

[Reprinted with permission from TDSB teacher Mr. Sam Pisani. More info on the initial story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/letters-to-toronto-mosque-1.3959341]

30 Mon Jan (2017)

To whom it may concern,

I am a 16 year old high school student in Toronto, and although I do not consider myself a religious person, I would like to send my love and support to those harmed or affected by the current Islamophobia that has infected our country. I would like to apologize for all the people who allow fear and judgement to blind them from seeing that regardless of race or beliefs, we are all human. I cannot begin to imagine how it feels to be targeted and blindly hated, but I would like to inform you that you are not alone. Do not let the acts of some lead you to believe that you are not welcome. This is your home. You are welcomed, and you are supported. ♥

#Muslims #Mosque #QuebecShooting #MosqueShooting #HateCrime #Islamophobia