An event Saturday afternoon is to show that racism and hate crimes don’t have a place in Canada and Saskatoon. It’s a Neighbours Without Borders Solidarity Walk that was organized by the Sheikh family after Abu Sheikh was almost run over by a truck and then bricks smashed through the window of his home on Cumberland Avenue.
He told police that he was on his way home from the mosque wearing traditional clothing when a white truck veered toward him and narrowly missed him.
He fell into a bush and then escaped to his house.
The walk is open to the entire community and is scheduled for 2:30 at the Mosque on Copland Crescent.
Abu’s daughter Aisha says the walk will take the steps her father took to their home where there will be a short ceremony and then will continue on to Grosvenor Park for tea and entertainment.
After hearing the news in July, Mayor Charlie Clarke tweeted “Now is a time to stand together against acts of hate or violence against any group. This cannot be tolerated in our community. No family should have to go through this.”