Islam in Yellowknife

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Islam in Yellowknife

Yellowknife RCMP are investigating what the city's Muslims consider to be a hate crime after an image depicting the Prophet Muhammad was found at their place of worship.

Nur Ali told CBC News that he went to the Islamic Centre of Yellowknife to pray early Monday morning when he saw the picture glued to the door that women use to enter the centre.

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Here is my personal view: I wish the Muslim community -and the RCMP- consider the incident as a mere case of vandalism. Getting into the topic as whether one can draw or depict an image of the Prophet would be a sticky subject that would bring them more annoyances and grief. A Muslim should not do it and if a non-Muslim or (or even a Muslim for that matter)  chooses to do it, it is his or her business.

Muslims' display of outrage over depiction of the Prophet can only play in the hands of islamophobes: "You want to piss off a Muslim? make a picture of Mohammed". My reaction? Make albums of Muhamed if you want!


I can't believe I missed this. Someone down south actually noticed a happening in the North.

This church has been going on for sometime and I followed it's journey north with great interest.

I think it's wonderful that the Islamic community not only pitched in to build this but sent it North. It was a great accomplishment.

As always, there is some nut case who has to rain on every body's parade.

If they ignore him/her, hopefully they will get bored and go torment someone else.

I really don't think this relects the thought of most of the people there.