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Mohamed Islam attended the Canadian Muslims for Peace gathering in Ottawa on January 31st. Mohamed Islam attended the Canadian Muslims for Peace gathering in Ottawa on January 31st. Chelby Daigle

What Does Peace Mean To You? Mohamed Islam

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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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Muslims of Ottawa is a photographic representation of the diversity and humanity of our community. The project is two-fold: (1) We want to share and document the broad array of cultures, lifestyles, professions and other defining features of Muslims in Ottawa and (2) we want to hear from members of the community in their own words. This project originally began as a partnership between Muslim Link and abcreatives, who took 20 photos of Muslims in Ottawa. Muslim Link is now continuing the project which takes its inspiration primarily from Humans of New York, but is also influenced by loveOttawa and Somali Sideways.