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QSR Statement on the Attack in Quebec City

The School of Religion at Queen’s University offers its deepest condolences to the friends and families of Khaled Belkacemi, Azzedine Soufiane, Aboubaker Thabti, Abdelkrim Hassane, Mamadou Tanou Barry, and Ibrahima Barry, who were killed at the Quebec City Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec. The School condemns anti-Muslim attitudes in Canada and elsewhere, of which this violence is yet another symptom, and affirms its commitment to promoting understanding of Islam. Verbal, physical, and ideological attacks on Muslims – whether individuals, groups, or nations – reflect an intolerance that must be resisted through education and solidarity.

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