A national lobby group called Tuesday for a swift police probe of a second spray-paint incident that defaced a wall at a Dorval mosque, after initial such vandalism last June.
But Mehmet Deger, president of the 1,500-member mosque, had a much different reaction.
Deger said he just wants to put the incident behind him and his congregation.
He won’t even file a police report on most recent defacing at the Turkish Muslim Association of Montreal mosque, he said. It took place on or about Jan. 26.
“The Koran says to forgive,” Deger explained.
“We don’t want to press charges,” he added: “I would just like to talk to this person or persons (responsible) – we would like to have a friendly discussion.” (More)