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Canadians mark the first anniversary of Québec mosque shooting

One year ago, on January 29 2017 Mamadou Tanou Barry, Azzeddine Soufiane, Abdelkrim Hassane, Ibrahima Barry, Aboubaker Thabti and Khaled Belkacem were brutally murdered by a lone gunman as they were praying in Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec, a Quebec City Mosque. Each of one them left a widow and children and a country in shock. Alexandre Bissonnette, a 28-year-old former student at Université Laval, is facing six first-degree murder charges and six attempted-murder charges. His trial is scheduled to start March 26. On Monday, vigils and memorial events were held across the country to mark the one-year anniversary...

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We Remember

The Council of Canadians was honoured to partner with artists Melisse Watson and Syrus Marcus Ware to create these portraits to commemorate the six victims of the attack on a mosque in Quebec City on January 29 2017: Azzeddine Soufiane, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Ibrahima Barry and Abdelkrim Hassane. Please share them in order to remember these lives lost and to fight for a world free of Islamophobia and white supremacy. (Full size images here).  [SOURCE: The Council of...

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Scarborough Muslims launch $250K campaign to support hospital

The Scarborough Muslim community launched a fundraising campaign on Wednesday to support the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital Foundation. “The Scarborough Muslim community has joined hands to raise $250,000 over the next five years for the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital Foundation,” said Zuhair Syed of the organizing committee in his opening remarks. “And we are doing it by uniting us.” “Every single person in this room plays a vital role in this community. You are civic leaders, presidents and directors of mosques and Islamic Centres and part of relief agencies and respected Imams,” noted Syed. “We thank each one of...

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Our Home, Our Stories: Indigenous, Muslim and Jewish Communities in Dialogue

“Home” has many meanings: where we live, where we come from, where we hope to be. It is our land, our origin and possibly our destination. By sharing what it means to each of us we allow for conversation and understanding to blossom. Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:45 PMDarchei Noam Social Hall At Congregation Darchei Noam, 864 Sheppard Avenue West 6:30 pm refreshments; 7:00 pm program Traditional refreshments to include: Three Sisters Soup, bannock, Turkish bourekas, Noah’s Pudding and more. Featuring: Whabagoon, Lac Seul Nation – Loon Clan – Treaty 3, Traditional Elder, Sacred Pipe Carrier...

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