State­ment on the Que­bec mosque shoot­ing

The McGill Daily - - Editorial - —The Mcgill Daily ed­i­to­rial board

Last Sun­day, Jan­uary 29, a 27 year old Que­be­cois white su­prem­a­cist en­tered a Que­bec City mosque, ter­ror­iz­ing all of its mem­bers and mur­der­ing six of them. The six Mus­lim vic­tims were Ab­delkrim Has­sane, Khaled Belka­cemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Azzed­dine Soufi­ane, Ibrahima Barry and Ma­madou Tanou Barry. They were fa­thers, sons, brothers, lovers and friends. The Daily com­mem­o­rates their lives and the lega­cies they have left be­hind in the hearts of the peo­ple they loved and were loved by. We ex­tend our deep­est con­do­lences to the fam­i­lies of the vic­tims and the Mus­lim com­mu­nity at large. Grief is es­pe­cially dev­as­tat­ing dur­ing th­ese tu­mul­tuous po­lit­i­cal times, when Mus­lims and peo­ple of colour are con­stantly un­der at­tack. As a news­pa­per, we con­tinue to be com­mit­ted to dis­man­tling sys­tems of op­pres­sion, in­clud­ing Is­lam­o­pho­bia, within our pub­li­ca­tion. In­stead, we hope to use our plat­form to pro­vide the sup­port and sol­i­dar­ity re­quired by the Mus­lim com­mu­nity in Mcgill and Mon­treal.

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