Statement on the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec Mosque Attack and of Action Against Islamophobia

OTTAWA – Five years ago today, in an act of unspeakable violence, a gunman opened fire in a Quebec City mosque, killing six men and wounding 19 others in the sanctuary where they had gathered to pray.

The six who were murdered at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec were: Ibrahima Barry, aged 39, Mamadou Tanou Barry, 42, Khaled Belkacemi, 60, Aboubaker Thabti, 44, Abdelkrim Hassane, 41, and Azzedine Soufiane, 57. 

Green Party interim Leader Amita Kuttner said: “On this grim anniversary, we extend our sympathies to the families of these men, to those who were injured and to Muslims across Canada as they continue to cope with the pain of this terrible event.

“And we reaffirm our determination to eradicate Islamophobia, and hatred and prejudice in all its forms, whenever and wherever it appears.”


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John Chenery