“The physical damage will take a few days to repair but the psychological repercussions — the shock-waves — will take some time,” Minister of Religion at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Australia, Wadood Janud Imam, said.
“Even though we all come from different beliefs, we all need to be showing support to one another,” Rabbi Yaakov Glasman said.
Victorian MPs, including opposition leader Matthew Guy, also attended the event to condemn the alleged attack.
Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy speaking at the Baitul Salam mosque on Friday. Credit: LAJ
“We are all Australians. It’s what unites us, not divides us,” Mr Guy said.
“Our wish is to come closer and we can all be friends,” Mr Ahmed said.