Vigils To Mark First Anniversary Of Quebec Grand Mosque Massacre

VANCOUVER – Vigils are being held all across Canada this week to mark the first anniversary of the Massacre at the Grand Mosque in Quebec last year. On January 29th, 2017, Alexandre Bissonnette murdered six men while they were praying at the Grand Mosque in Quebec City.

“There is no political leadership to address the rise of Islamophobia and hate propaganda in Canada”, says Imtiaz Popat from the Coalition Against Bigotry – Pacific. “Over $ 1 Million Dollar spent on entrapping John Nuttall and Amada Korody because they are Muslim, while Bissonnette has not been charged with any hate crime or terrorism, even though both the Primer of Quebec and the Prime Minister of Canada called it an act terrorism,” says Popat.

The Coalition Against Bigotry-Pacific will be holding two vigils to mark the first anniversary of the Quebec Grand Mosque Massacre. There will be a public forum for addressing White Supremacy, Fascism & Oppression in the Downtown Eastside on Saturday, January 27, from 2 to 5 pm. This will be followed by the first vigil to mark the anniversary of the Quebec Grand Mosque Massacre at Victory Square Park at 5:30 pm. A second a second vigil will be held at Holland Park in Surrey on Saturday, February 3rd at 4 pm.

The National Council of Canadian Muslims wants Prime Minister Trudeau to endorse Jan. 29 as a national day of remembrance and action on Islamophobia.


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