Opinion: Honouring the victims of the Québec City mosque attack means taking action against Islamophobia cdnpolitics (subs)
In the same way that 'Black Lives Matter' was repeated after the murder of George Floyd, and 'All Children Matter' was repeated after the discovery of the remains of the First Nations children, it is time to declare: 'Muslim Lives Matter.'
The Hill Times Photograph by Sam GarciaMONTREAL—On Jan. 29, we will be commemorating the fifth anniversary of the massacre at the Grand Mosque of Québec City. This massacre took the lives of six innocent people and left one person with paraplegia, widowed six women, and orphaned 17 children. Many activities will take place in many Canadian cities from coast to coast especially in Quebec. We will be remembering Boubakr, Khaled, Abdelkrim, Izziddine, Mamadou and Ibrahima who lost their lives in the shooting at the Mosque. We will also demonstrate our solidarity with Ayman Derbaly, whom the shooting made paraplegic.Read more: The Hill Times »
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A vigil on Parliament Hill on Jan.Create Free Account Five years after a gunman killed six men inside a Quebec City mosque, survivors of the attack and members of the community will gather Saturday to mark the tragedy, but they are also using the anniversary to highlight ongoing discrimination faced by Muslims and issue a call for gun control.min.A cry for help from Quebec bar and restaurant owners A cry for help from Quebec bar and restaurant owners While the OQLF has agreed to grant a reprieve until the bar is back in business, Kerwin said he feels attacked.
30, 2017, after the Quebec mosque attack one day earlier. Since then, Muslims have continued to face violence resulting in the deaths of members of their communities in major Canadian cities like Toronto and London, Ont. Mamadou Tanou Barry, Ibrahima Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Abdelkrim Hassane, Azzeddine Soufiane and Aboubaker Thabti were gunned down shortly after evening prayers had ended at the Islamic Cultural Centre on Jan., writes Hassan Guillet. Once they arrived, they located 41-year-old Mohamed Ahmed, who was suffering from an apparent stab wound. The Hill Times Photograph by Sam Garcia MONTREAL—On Jan. Benabdallah said this year the community also wants to spark action on gun control, systemic racism and the impact on the Muslim community of Quebec’s secularism law, known as Bill 21. 29, we will be commemorating the fifth anniversary of the massacre at the Grand Mosque of Québec City.” A spokesperson for the OQLF told Global News in an email that commercial publications have to be in French but that other languages can also be added.
This massacre took the lives of six innocent people and left one person with paraplegia, widowed six women, and orphaned 17 children.” He said there’s more openness among the Quebec City population since the mosque attacks, but Islamophobia remains a scourge online, coming from an “active minority” on social media who can influence others. “This was a random act of violence which has resulted in the tragic loss of one of our community,” said Deputy Chief Nick Milinovich. Many activities will take place in many Canadian cities from coast to coast especially in Quebec. We will be remembering Boubakr, Khaled, Abdelkrim, Izziddine, Mamadou and Ibrahima who lost their lives in the shooting at the Mosque. “In Quebec, our premier has not yet recognized either systemic racism or Islamophobia as existing,” Maryam Bessiri, a Quebec City resident, told the news conference. We will also demonstrate our solidarity with Ayman Derbaly, whom the shooting made paraplegic. The 17-year-old suspect is being held in custody and will appear in court for a bail hearing on Thursday. To keep reading, subscribe and become a political insider.” Benabdallah said it was initially hard convincing worshippers to come back to the mosque when every unexpected noise would have people looking behind their backs. “When I read the official line from this letter telling me that my employees don’t speak French adequately enough, I was floored,” he said, adding staff at all his restaurants can speak French.
Only $7.67 / week for one year. Said Akjour, who was shot during the rampage, said he stayed away for a long time. Enjoy unlimited website access and the digital newspaper. Cancel anytime. “It’s a big loss, but today, after five years, for me, there’s a sense of pride reciting these six names. . We are all in this together and we have to work together, not divide us by language, by race or by financial dispositions.