Abramjee supports building of Mosque in Valhalla

2016-04-23 20:19
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Johannesburg - Former Crimeline head Yusuf Abramjee, has on Saturday added his voice to the chorus in support of a Mosque in Valhalla, Pretoria.

Abramjee called for calm, saying that incitement of violence will not be tolerated.

This follows after Afriforum has reportedly called an urgent meeting in Valhalla, on Monday  to mobilise support against the building of a Mosque. 

He said the land has been allocated to the Muslim community by the City of Tshwane and anyone is within their rights to raise objections.

“It is the right of anyone and/or organisation to meet and to mobilize. Calls by some to attend the meeting in full force and to disrupt it should not be encouraged,” Abramjee said.

He said they will continue to stand up for their rights and reiterate that the Muslim community of Valhalla is entitled to a Mosque.

Abramjee added that the one thing they will not tolerate is racism, the incitement to violence, hatred and Islamophobia. 

“Events are being planned for the Valhalla area over the next few months to promote goodwill, tolerance, harmony and social cohesion,” he said.

* Please note: A previous version of this story referred to Yusuf Abramjee as the head of Crimeline. News24 apologises for the error.

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