Calgary mosque vandalized for second time in a week

For the second Friday in a row, a Calgary mosque has been vandalized.
The glass on the front door of the Ranchlands Mosque in northwest Calgary was smashed, officials from the Islamic Association of NW Calgary (IANWC) discovered on Saturday morning.
A sign indicating that the mosque was open during construction was also thrown in the parking lot, they said.
The vandalism mirrors a similar incident last week at the southeast Islamic centre in Queensland, where the glass was smashed and a Quran burnt.
Once again, the group has called for dialogue with the person who targeted the centre, not revenge.
“IANWC firmly believes in harmony, peace, and love for everyone in and around our neighbourhood,” said Dr. Abdur Rahman, IANWC chairman in a statement on Saturday.
The two incidents this week are the latest in a series of attacks on religious groups in Alberta.
Earlier this month, about 40 anti-Muslim posters were plastered around the University of Calgary campus.
More posters targeting Sikhs hit the University of Alberta campus in Edmonton late last month.

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