March 'Purely Religious'

February 25, 2008

Author: Don Lajoie

Source: Windsor Star

Hundreds of members of Windsor's Shiite Muslim community marched Sunday in the name of freedom and justice to mark the martyrdom of their founding religious leader, Imam Hussain, 1,400 years ago.

The procession, which began at the An-Noor Islamic School at 1480 Janette Ave. with participants symbolically beating their chests in time to a drum, wound through downtown neighborhoods. Picking up marchers along the way, it ended at city hall, where speeches and prayers were said in the name of Imam Hussain.