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NEWS: Iqaluit May 30, 2017 - 9:40 am

Photo: Islamic Society of Nunavut remembers Iqaluit’s hungry

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The top photo of the week on the Nunatsiaq News Facebook page, based on views, likes and shares, show an Iqaluit mosque distributing free food to the hungry in Iqaluit Iqalungmiut lined up June 3 at 1 p.m. at the Iqaluit mosque to receive one of 72 bags of food donated, packed and distributed by members of the Muslim community. Syed Asif Ali, president of Islamic Society of Nunavut, said the food distribution was a way of responding to the city's show of solidarity and love after the deadly attack on a Quebec City mosque earlier this year.
The top photo of the week on the Nunatsiaq News Facebook page, based on views, likes and shares, show an Iqaluit mosque distributing free food to the hungry in Iqaluit Iqalungmiut lined up June 3 at 1 p.m. at the Iqaluit mosque to receive one of 72 bags of food donated, packed and distributed by members of the Muslim community. Syed Asif Ali, president of Islamic Society of Nunavut, said the food distribution was a way of responding to the city's show of solidarity and love after the deadly attack on a Quebec City mosque earlier this year. "In the wake of Quebec event in January, we decided to start a food drive for the community," Ali said. Right now Muslims are observing Ramadan, the period when Muslims around the world fast and devote time to prayer and charitable acts. Ramadan started May 26 and will end June 24. (PHOTOS BY JANE GEORGE)

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