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29 November 2023

Canadian PM Trudeau offers prayer in mosque

By Staff

A video documenting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeaua’s visit to a mosque in Canada has recently emerged, showing him joining Muslim worshipers for evening prayers during Ramadan in 2013, nearly two years before he was elected.

Trudeau was leader of the Liberal Party when he visited the Jame-a-Masjid mosque in Surrey, British Columbia, in West Canada.

In the video, carried by Al Bayan, he is seen wearing traditional Islamic clothing as he delivers a speech that he begins with the Muslim greeting ‘peace be upon you.’

In his speech, he thanked worshipers for granting him the honour of praying with them, adding that the values of the holy month of Ramadan were also Canadian values.

In November last year, the month after his election victory, Trudeau assured Muslim Canadians that the authorities ‘will work hard to find those responsible’ for setting fire to the Masjid al-Salaam mosque in Ontario following the terrorist attacks in Paris.