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Islamophobia in Canada: Four Years After the Quebec Mosque Shooting

Jan 3rd 2021

Islamophobia in Canada: Four Years After the Quebec Mosque Shooting

On January 29, 2017, a gunman opened fire on the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City.   He killed six, and injured 19 others.  

Please join us for this online event to mark the fourth anniversary of the Quebec mosque shooting – to remember and pray for the victims, and to reflect on the broader context of Islamophobia that both enabled it to occur, and has informed the responses to it.  
 
We are honoured to be joined this evening by Br. Aymen Derbali – present during the shooting, he intervened to protect others from the bullets and sustained permanent injuries that have left him unable to walk.  
 
Noor is also excited to be launching the ‘Islamophobia is..‘ project – a series of five animated video shorts, and accompanying resources, educating about the particularities of systemic Islamophobia in Canada.
 
Program:
 
– Prayers for the victims of the Quebec mosque shooting – the deceased, the injured, and the bereaved families and communities – by Imam Michael Abdur Rashid Taylor
 
– Reflection by Br. Aymen Derbali, Quebec mosque shooting survivor
 
– Current analysis of Islamophobia in Canada, by legal academic and journalist Azeezah Kanji (JD, LLM)
 
– Introduction to the ‘Islamophobia is..‘ series 
 
– Update on Islamic Relief Canada‘s charitable projects & ways to support
 
 
Date: Wednesday January 27, 2021
 
Time: 6:30 – 8 pm (EST)
 
Admission: Free (any requests for credit card information would not be by us, and should be ignored)
 
To access: go to the Noor Facebook page at the appropriate date/time (click here) – visit the ‘Videos’ section, usually accessible via the left-hand side of the page.
Questions/comments can be submitted through the comments section under the video.
Please note: you do not need a Facebook account to view, although you will not be able to submit questions without one.





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