What Does Peace Mean To You? Mohamed IslamWritten by Muslims of Ottawa
Muslim Link is continuing its series Muslims of Ottawa. At the Canadian Muslims for Peace, we asked Muslims who attended: What Does Peace Mean To You? Here is the response of youth worker Mohamed Islam, who also sits as the Somali Community representative on the Ottawa Police Service's Community Police Action Committee (COMPAC).
Peace is the ability to have peace of mind and freedom, the ability to exercise your beliefs and to have stability. Coming from a war torn country, peace is something that I cherish and it is something that I enjoy in this society and it is what brought me to this event today in order to stand in solidarity with my fellow Muslims and to show the larger society that peace is something we embody as Muslims. Peace is something beautiful and something Islam stands for.
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