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Prayers for Peace and Remembrance of the Victims of the Quebec City Mosque Shooting

Sunday, January 29, 2023
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Islamic Centre of Kingston (1477 Sydenham Road)
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On January 29, 2017, the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City was subject to a tragic, hateful and Islamophobic crime. A gunman entered the place of worship and opened fire on the worshippers, killing Ibrahima Barry, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Abdelkrim Hassan, Azzedine Soufiane and Aboubaker Thabti, and injuring many more. In 2021, the Federal Government declared January 29 as The National Day of Remembrance of the Québec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia, which serves as a reminder of the work we must do as a nation to eradicate Islamophobia, hate and racism in Canada. In honour of the memory of the victims, in recognition of those who selflessly and courageously put themselves in harm’s way to protect others, and in solidarity with the survivors of this tragedy, we mark this day by inviting each and every Canadian to stand with us by joining the Green Square Campaign from January 23-29: wear a green square in solidarity with the six widows, 17 fatherless children, and all those suffering the consequence of this and other violent acts of Islamophobia.


On January 29, members of the interfaith community will join to share prayers to remember the victims at the Islamic Centre of Kingston (1477 Sydenham Road)It is hoped that following this event, attendees will go to City Hall together to view its illumination in green.


Join the Green Square Campaign: Wear a green square. Join the letter writing campaign.

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