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Commemoration of the Quebec City Mosque Shooting and Open House

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Sunday, January 28th, 2018
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

On Sunday January 29th, 2017 six Muslim men were murdered in a community space and place of sanctuary, a Mosque in Quebec City. They were murdered solely on the basis that they were Muslims.

The six victims were: Azzedine Soufiane (aged 57), Father of 3 and local Businessman Ibrahima Barry (aged 39), Father of 4 and Employee at the Quebec Ministry of Revenue Mamadou Tanou Barry (aged 42), Father of 2 and Information Technology Professional Khaled Belkacemi (aged 60), Université Laval Professor of Soil and Agri-food Engineering Aboubaker Thabti (aged 44) Father of 2 who worked at a local Pharmacy Abdelkrim Hassane (aged 41) Father of 3 and Programming Analyst for the Quebec Government.  All these victims had in common was their religion and, that they all came to Canada to build better lives for themselves and their families, but instead fell victims to a tragic end at the hands of an Islamophobe. One year on, we would like to invite you to join us in remembering this tragedy.

The event to mark the day will be held at Masjid Al Iman at 2218 Quadra Street in Victoria on Sunday January 28th, 2018 from 1:30pm-2:30pm.

This gathering is a space to express and explore our feelings of sorrow, confusion and hopelessness. It's also a space for love, and hope. The commemoration held by the British Columbia Muslim Association is aimed at educating and raising awareness about this rising tide of intolerance the Muslim community is currently experiencing here in Canada, a country that is globally known for its acceptance and tolerance of all peoples, cultures and faiths. Your presence really matters to us and will help strengthen our voice against all kinds of bigotry. Kind Regards, Your Local Imam

Cost: Free Event
Category: Arts | Entertainment
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Location: Masjid Al Iman
2218 Quadra Street, Victoria
This event is for Adults, Teens, Seniors, Singles, Student / College
More Info: Muhammad Ghouri
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