STATEMENT ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF NORTHERN FINLAND: Muslims work tirelessly to make Oulu a better city

by , under Islamic Society of Norhern FInland

ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF NORTHERN FINLAND

POHJOIS SUOMEN ISLAMILAINEN YHDYSKUNTA

Linnankatu 23-25, 90100. Puh: 0500582371

 

STATEMENT

The Muslim community of Oulu has done a lot and will continue to work tirelessly to make our city a better place to live for everyone.

A report came from Secret police on 22nd March, 2019 about the security of the country. Nothing was mentioned about us in this regard. The Nation should know that we also contributed our efforts for the safety and security of this country.

In 2016, a white Finnish person was plotting to plant a bomb at a concert in Oulu that would have killed and injured a lot of people. The person, who was known by some of our women members, was reported to the police, which put a swift end to that evil plans.

“The Muslim community of Oulu acted and did its civic duty by turning to the police to help avert a tragedy,”  “It was not our job to inform the media about this plot. That was the police’s job. But unfortunately people dont know about our contribution.”

Muslims in Finland are not a recent phenomenon and have lived permanently in this country from the nineteenth century when the Tatars moved here from Russia between 1870 and 1920. The firs Muslim o live i Oulu was in 1950. Despite the difficult environment for Muslims in Finland today, it is important during these times to reaffirm our loyalty to this country and commitment to living in peace and harmony with everyone.

Finland is a good country with ample resources to challenge Islamophobia and all forms of hatred. It has the ability to make our ever-growing culturally diverse a success,where everyone can practice his religion in peace and feel safe.

The doors of our mosque in Oulu are open to anyone who may come in peace and know more about Islam.

Dr. Abdul Mannan

President

Islamic Society of Northern Finland