Trudeau tells fu­neral ser­vice that mosque vic­tims won’t be for­got­ten

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A mass shoot­ing that killed six men at a Que­bec mosque is a grim re­minder that hate­ful words seek­ing to ex­clude or de­mean oth­ers can have tragic con­se­quences, Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau told a fu­neral ser­vice Fri­day for three of the vic­tims. “It’s high time those be­hind th­ese mes­sages -- whether they are politi- cians, ra­dio or TV hosts or other pub­lic per­son­al­i­ties -- re­al­ize the harm their words can cause,” Trudeau said, prompt­ing a wave of ap­plause. “Con­fronted with th­ese words that hurt and ex­clude, it falls on us to de­fend the val­ues that are im­por­tant to us,” he told sev­eral thou­sand mourn­ers at the Que­bec City con­ven­tion cen­tre.

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