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Hamid Slimi, Imam of the Sayeda Khadija Centre in Mississauga, Canada had paid a visit to a nearby Catholic church, St Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, after he was told a member of his congregation had visited the church and destroy the Catholic church. The Pages of the bible had torn, the altar had been damaged and the Cross had been thrown to the floor.


Mr Slimi knowing something needed needs to be done, went back to the mosque, organised its members and managed to raise $5000 to help with the damages done to the church.

It was a very bad scene,” Mr Slimi told The Star. “The guy who did it ripped pages out of the Bible. He broke the altar. He threw the cross. When I saw this, I thought it was pure injustice. It was just wrong.”

The man who vandalised the church is  Iqbal Hessan, 22, and was charged with breaking and entering. During his bail hearing, Iqbal Hessan said he was "upset with the Christian religion", but his dad reportedly told the court that his son is suffering from schizophrenia which is causing the imbalance and anger.

Police have said after reviewing the man's mental history, , they have decided not to proceed with a hate crime.

While speaking to the Rev. Father of St Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, Father Camillo Lando, he said he had informed his congregation of the gifts from their Muslim neighbours and also told them it was very nice, and also there shouldn't be revenge.


In the wake of 9 people killed in Charleston, South Carolina by a 21-year-old, Dylan Roof, another African-American Chruch has suffered another blow in North Carolina after a church was set on fire. Officials have revealed that the church was set on fire on purpose, and are trying to determine if it is an arson or a hate crime.



 At this time, investigators have no direct evidence that the fire was a hate crime,That is one of many possibilities, and investigators are following the evidence to determine is responsible for the fire -- Charlotte Fire Department Spokeswoman Cynthia Robbins Shah-Khan 

A 911 call around 1am on Wednesday reported the incident :

  Briar Creek Road, the Baptist Church at Briar Creek Road … it’s on fire, It’s really big.

Within an hour, about 75 firefighters arrive at the scene, but the church was already engulfed in flames, causing more than $250,000 worth of  damages to the church

Pastor Mannix Kinsey had revealed that about 85 people worship in the Briar Creek Baptist Church and most of them are African-Americans, and hope that the church set on fire is not a hate crime.

The pastor also said he had a message for whoever is behind the burning of the church:

 Honestly, I can speak for this church,and we've already forgiven them and we want to move forward. And we are hoping this is an opportunity for Christ to show himself in their hearts.


Dylan Roof, 21 year old had said he wants death penalty for the killer if convicted and he will be happy to push the button, which is legal in South Carolina.


Carson Cowles, said he wouldn't forgive the nephew who went to the historic Emanuel AME church in South Carolina and opened fire, killing 9 people who are attending the church bible study last Wednesday.

I'll be the one to push the button. If he's found guilty, I'll be the one to push the button myself. He said

Roof was arrested on Thursday in North Carolina, 250miles away from where he did the shooting and was extradited to South Carolina to answer for his crime. He is guilty of 9 count charges now, and his uncle is asking for a death penalty. 

Another person asking for the death penalty is the governor of South Carolina, Nikke Haley. She said:

 This is a state hurt by the fact that nine people innocently were killed. We will absolutely want him to have the death penalty.


            Nikke Haley

Dylan Roof is currently on suicide watch at the jail he is been held,and away from other inmates. He is got no possibility of bail and also appear in court via video link.