Gather round kids it’s time to tell you a story, the story of a floating mosque. As strange as it may seem there is a mosque floating down the mighty Mackenzie River as we speak bound for the small community of Inuvik in the Canadian Arctic.
What started as a little mosque on the prairie, Winnipeg to be specific, has become a sort of anti-hate rallying point. The town of Inuvik, located high in the Canadian Northwest Territories is home to a small population of about 100 Canadians of the Islamic faith.
For years they have found space to meet for prayer in trailers and other ad hoc locations. Wanting a proper space to conduct prayers and educate their children was an essential motivation to raising close to $300,000 it’s taken to get the mosque built and moving northward.