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Uppal condemns vandalism against Gurdwara Edmonton

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Published on January 16, 2015 with No Comments

Within days of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, some unidentified people vandalized a gurdwara in Edmonton and defaced it walls.  The management of the gurdwara had brought the issue to the notice of police. “The vandals would have made better use of their time if they had simply gone inside the gurdwara, asked a few questions and enjoyed the free meal,” noted a community leader.

Condemning the incident,  Tim Uppal, Minister of State (Multiculturalism)  “Vandals spray painted the Siri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Edmonton, Alberta with hate messages. This cowardly act is unacceptable and has no place in Canada. Canada is a strong, peaceful, pluralistic nation, and Canadians will not stand for crimes of intolerance and bigotry against anyone. As Minister of State for Multiculturalism, I call on Canadians to firmly reject this and any other cowardly expressions of hatred against Canadians of any faith or cultural background. “It is heartening to see the Gurdwara Executive is taking this incident as an opportunity to educate and build bridges in the community.”

 

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