Quebec’s Muslim community to honour victims on 5th anniversary of deadly mosque attack

Five years after a dangerous assault at a Quebec City mosque that claimed the lives of six other people and injured 19, survivors and Muslim neighborhood contributors will acquire on Saturday to near off per week of occasions surrounding the tragedy.

Mosque leaders say the anniversary represents an important second in remembering the fallen and those whose lives were changed eternally at the night time of Jan. 29, 2017, whilst a gunman entered the city’s Islamic Cultural Centre in the Sainte-Foy neighbourhood and opened fire.

Mamadou Tanou Barry, Ibrahima Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Abdelkrim Hassane, Azzeddine Soufiane and Aboubaker Thabti had been gunned down in a while after night prayers had ended on the mosque.

since the attack, the Islamic centre has undergone in depth upgrades to make sure Muslim worshippers really feel safe inside of.

Six vibrant pics of the men killed within the assault also are adorning the walls of the mosque this weekend to honour their humanity. But outdoor the mosque’s partitions, contributors of the province’s Muslim neighborhood paint a special picture.

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The former president of the Islamic Cultural Centre offers a excursion of the newly renovated mosque that was the location of a perilous attack five years ago. 2:FIFTY ONE

In a series of events held principally online this week due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the group is looking for more executive motion to battle Islamophobia, together with converting parts of Quebec’s controversial secularism law, referred to as Invoice 21, and toughening Canada’s gun keep watch over rules.

At a Thursday news convention, Boufeldja Benabdallah said Optimum François Legault’s refusal to acknowledge Islamophobia within the province is hindering growth in Quebec.

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“In Quebec, our top-rated doesn’t recognize systemic racism or Islamophobia as present,” mentioned Benabdallah, the co-founding father of the mosque the place the tragedy came about.

“we’d like to take action, and motion is the battle towards discrimination and systemic racism; it is the battle against guns that kill our children, our adults.”

WATCH | Artist honours the six men killed via painting a portrait of each:

Quebec's Muslim community to honour victims on 5th anniversary of deadly mosque attack

‘They were real individuals with actual lives, actual families, real goals.’

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Visual artist, Akil Virani, spent over two years portray the portraits of the six males who have been killed in the taking pictures on Jan. 29, 2017 at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec Town. 2:10

Ceremonies held in Quebec Town, Montreal

Saturday’s anniversary marks the first reliable Nationwide Day of Remembrance of the Quebec Town Mosque Assault and Motion Towards Islamophobia, proclaimed via the federal executive in April 2021.

An legit ceremony is scheduled to happen Saturday out of doors the Quebec City mosque at 6 p.m. ET. Survivors and household of the victims will ship speeches, and Legault and Quebec Town Mayor Bruno Marchand are amongst the ones expected to attend the Saturday evening adventure.

because of the pandemic, the development will probably be reside streamed, and the general public is requested to observe the event on-line.

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In Montreal, a vigil is planned for 5 p.m. ET on Saturday at Parc Metro station, within the city’s Parc-Extension neighbourhood, to honour the victims of the shooting.

the development, arranged through founders of Muslim Consciousness Week (MAW), will characteristic visitor speakers before a second of silence is seen.

“The assault on the CCIQ in 2017 and its affect on our society is not going to be forgotten and we should always care for its root reasons in a significant means,” said Ehab Lotayef, co-founder and previous president of MAW.

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