Leduc Islamic Centre refusing to give in the fear following the tragic shooting in New Zealand
The Muslim community here in Leduc is coming together in the face of a horrible shooting rampage at two mosques in New Zealand.
Nabeil Moussa has lived in Leduc his whole life and says he's never experienced anything close to the hate and terror that took place last week in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Speaking to The One News, the Board Secretary for the Leduc Islamic Centre says it's impossible to even fathom why someone would do this.
"For someone to do something like that, especially to livestream it, it takes a very disturbed individual, there's a lot of things that come into play there, it can't just be one thing, anybody that wants attention, that's not something you do for attention, there's a lot of issues at play I think when it gets to something that severe" says Moussa.
He explains what his message was to the Muslim community here in Leduc.
"We're in a good community, we don't have these kinds of problems, overall we have a very safe community that we work within and I tell them all you know you got to be a little bit stronger, a little bit prouder and still come to the mosque, don't be afraid".
Moussa says there are around 30-40 Muslim families in Leduc.
50 Muslims were killed in a deadly shooting rampage at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand last week in a disturbing incident that was livestreamed on social media.
Following the incident police discovered a 74-page manifesto on social media from the alleged 28-year-old male suspect identifying themselves as white nationalist seeking revenge for attacks in Europe perpetrated by Muslims.
The suspect from the city of Grafton in New South Wales, Australia has been arrested and charged. (JSL/THE ONE NEWS)