Surrey RCMP and the Mayor Dough McCallum are condemning a disturbing incident that occurred outside Surrey Mosque on Wednesday evening and requesting anyone with information to contact police.
On April 28, 2022, just before 11:00 p.m., Surrey RCMP received a report that water had been thrown from a moving vehicle at three pedestrians from the Muslim community, who were walking in the area of 124 Street and 72A Avenue.
Within minutes of the initial report, a subsequent call was received that the same vehicle left the roadway and almost struck one of the pedestrians.
Investigators are in the process of speaking with witnesses and obtaining video evidence. Police have identified the person who they believe was driving the suspect vehicle.
“While the suspect’s motives are not yet known, this is a very disturbing incident directed at our Muslim community. We will be working to determine motive and want to reassure the community that the incident will be fully investigated,” said Cpl. Vanessa Munn.
“Surrey is a city that proudly celebrates our diversity and is made stronger by it. What happened to the members of Surrey Jamia Masjid Mosque is deeply disturbing and has no place in Surrey. On behalf of Council, I want the members who were affected by this incident to know that we stand with them and condemn all acts of hate in our community,” said Mayor McCallum.
Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.