For Immediate Release

 

Mayors Crombie and Jeffrey, Interfaith Leaders and Community Members Stand in Solidarity on the First Anniversary of the Quebec Mosque Shooting

 

January 26, 2018-Mississauga

A Call to Action: Attend vigil on Monday evening to remember victims and to stand in solidarity against hate! January 29 marks 1 year since the horrific attack on the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec. 6 men were shot and killed. Let’s come together to remember them and their families. Let’s come together to say there is no place for hate in Canada.

Come out and join dignitaries, community leaders and faith leaders to remember Azzeddine Soufiane, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Mamadou Tanou, Ibrahima Barry
and Abdelkrim Hassane.

Mayor Linda Jeffrey, Shaykh Zahir Bacchus, Pastor Jamie Holtom and Urz Heer are expected to address the vigil between 7 and 8pm at the Conservatory, Brampton City Hall. Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Imam Ibrahim Hindy, Rabbi Audrey Pollack, Rabia Khedr and Sandra Noe are expected to address the vigil between 7 and 8pm in the Great Hall, Mississauga Civic Centre.

The Muslim Council of Peel (MCP) is working in collaboration with NCCM, National Council of Canadian-Muslims to host these two vigils in Peel. There are vigils and other events planned across the country and MCP is doing its small part.

“We ask that faith leaders and members of the public come out and show their support. There will be an opportunity for attendees to write messages to the victims’ families. Thanks to the support of Mayor Crombie and Mayor Jeffrey, these vigils are taking place at our local city halls,” states Rabia Khedr, Executive Director of MCP.