UPDATE: Surrey RCMP confirms that some of the people at this rally had the words “Soldiers of Odin” on their vests and jackets. Soldiers of Odin is reportedly an anti-immigrant group that was founded in Kemi, Finland. Ironically, a different country.
NEWTON — A small rally outside Newton’s Surrey Jamea Masjid mosque early Tuesday evening is causing a stir on social media as people debate what exactly it was about and sling opinions.
A video on Facebook showed what looked to be about a dozen people on the sidewalk outside the mosque at 124th Street and 72nd Avenue, with a couple Mounties standing by. The Now-Leader had it posted online until it became “no longer available.”
A Surrey RCMP spokesman said nobody did anything requiring police intervention.
Daud Ismail, president of the BC Muslim Association, told the Now-Leader late Wednesday afternoon that he thought it was anti-Muslim.