First An­niver­sary of Que­bec Mosque Mass Shoot­ing

The Miracle - - Quebec`s Special - By: Imam Baidudeen So­har­wardy

(Cal­gary) The Is­lamic Supreme Coun­cil of Canada (ISCC) and Mus­lims Against Ter­ror­ism (MAT) will be hold­ing FATEHA Pro­grams (re­mem­brance ser­vices) across the coun­try to re­mem­ber the vic­tims of last year’s Que­bec Mosque mass shoot­ing. The Que­bec City mosque shoot­ing oc­curred on the evening of Jan­uary 29, 2017, at the Is­lamic Cul­tural Cen­tre of Que­bec City. Six wor­ship­pers were killed, and nine­teen oth­ers in­jured when a lone gun­man, Alexan­dre Bis­son­nette opened fire just be­fore 8:00 pm, shortly after the end of evening prayers. Fifty-three peo­ple were re­ported present at the time of the shoot­ing. Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau and Premier Philippe Couil­lard called the shoot­ing a ter­ror­ist at­tack, but Que­bec Po­lice charged Bis­son­nette with six counts of first-de­gree mur­der. ISCC and MAT re­quest­ing all peace-lov­ing peo­ple of all faiths or no faith to re­mem­ber the vic­tims of Que­bec Mosque mass shoot­ing and stand against hate, ter­ror­ism and Is­lam­o­pho­bia. All ISCC af­fil­i­ated mosques and Is­lamic Cen­tres will be hold­ing FATEHA (re­mem­brance ser­vices) pro­grams across the coun­try. “All Cana­di­ans must unite against all forms of hate in­clud­ing Is­lam­o­pho­bia, anti-Semitism, anti-Chris­tians, anti-re­li­gious free­dom, etc.”, said Imam Syed So­har­wardy to­day in Cal­gary.

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