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‘Rings of Peace’ surround Toronto’s Mosques in wake of Quebec shooting

The Jewish community was joined by other faith communities in the Greater Toronto Area to form “rings of peace” around seven Toronto area mosques during the weekly Friday prayers in response to Sunday night’s mass shooting at a Quebec City mosque that took the lives of 6 Muslims and wounded many others. “We will create human chains to demonstrate that Canada must be a country free from bigotry and violence, a safe haven for good people of all faiths and countries of origin,” said Rabbi Yael Splansky of Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto’s oldest synagogue. Rabbi Splansky started the grassroots,...

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Faith Communities to form ‘Rings of Peace’ around Toronto Mosques

ANNOUNCEMENT Toronto’s “Rings of Peace” is a spontaneous, grassroots, faith-based initiative. Rabbi Yael Splansky of Holy Blossom Temple was prompted by a memory of the multi-faith “Ring of Peace” which gathered around a synagogue in Oslo after it was attacked two years ago. In response to the terror attack against Muslims at prayer in Quebec City, seven simultaneous Rings of Peace will gather around seven mosques across the GTA this Friday. We will create human chains to demonstrate that Canada must be a country free from bigotry and violence, a safe haven for good people of all faiths and...

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Jews to form ‘ring of peace’ around Toronto Mosque on Friday

Members of Toronto’s Holy Blossom Temple will form a human chain, a ‘ring of peace, around the Imdadul Islamic Centre this coming Friday while Muslim worshippers attend the weekly prayer service. “After the terrorist attack against people at prayer, the President of the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec cried out:  ‘Why is this happening here?’,” said the synagogue in their announcement. “We ask the same question.  There is no room for such bigotry and violence in Canada.” A similar initiative was organized last year in Europe. In 2015, a group of young Muslims in Norway formed a ‘ring of peace’...

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Canadian leaders to Muslims: ‘Today we are all Muslims’

Canada’s religious, civic and political leaders are offering condolences to the Muslim community following the mass shooting at a mosque in Quebec City on Sunday night. “We will say, as our Prime Minister has said to every single Muslim member of the Canadian family, today we are all Muslims, we stand with you and we will never let there be daylight between a Christian, a Jew, a Sikh, an atheist and a Muslim in this country. We are Canadians and we stand together in love,” said Green Party leader Elizabeth May in her tribute in the House of Commons....

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Canadians in Shock after Quebec Mosque Mass Shooting

QUEBEC – Canadians are in shock following the mass shooting at a mosque in Quebec City on Sunday night. A few dozen people were inside Centre Culturel Islamque de Québec (the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec) in the Sainte-Foy neighbouhood of Quebec City for the evening prayers when the shooting began just before 8 p.m. Quebec provincial police say six people are dead and eight were wounded in the shooting incident. The victims ranged in age from 35 to 70. Police confirmed that two suspects were arrested. Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said the shooting is an act of terrorism....

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