Some friends went to the local mosque last night to what they believed was a public event. Here is their description of what happened:
For those who don't know, [we] went to the mosque tonight for [what they believed to be] a public event to hear the police chief, key note speaker, talk about diversity and tell new immigrants what services are available to them. Twenty three hours prior to this evening's event, the mosque posted that it was also a recruitment evening for the police force and that anyone interested should take their resume and fill out an application.
We weren't there but 10 minutes when we were escorted out by 5 police officers who threatened to arrest us and charge us with trespassing if we didn't leave peacefully and immediately. We were told that this was a private event for muslims only. Some diversity!
I have no idea what happened to provoke this result. But it certainly seems as if the local mosque [here in London, Ontario] is trying to hide something. Did my friends misunderstand in thinking it would be a public meeting? or was it a public meeting only for muslims? And if the latter why? What were they (and the police??!!) trying to hide?