Canada: Muslim organizations call for a national day against Islamophobia
The National Council of Canadian Muslims, one of the largest Muslim organizations in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked to 29 January, the day of the terrorist attack on the Grand Mosque of Quebec, to "national day against Islamophobia" to explain, reports.
In a letter to the Prime Minister said Mohmed GardÃ©e, Director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims, that an allocation of this national day "the Canadians would enable the victims of the attacks to remember, and the public get a better understanding of the risks that entails, sectarianism and hatred Islamophobia ".
On January 29, 2017 were six Muslims were killed and 19 wounded during the attack on the Grand Mosque of Quebec, hosted by the Islamic cultural centre in Quebec (CCIQ). The process against the attacker, Alexandre Bissonnette, is scheduled for March 2018.
A year after these events is "the Canadian Muslim community still upset by this horrific attack," writes Ain GardÃ©e. According to him, support more than 70 Canadian Muslim organizations and more than 20 partners, including Amnesty International Canada Francophone, the idea.