PM Trudeau urges Canadians to stand up against Islamophobia

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during the one-year anniversary vigil for the victims of the fatal shooting at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec in Quebec City, Canada.  The Muslim Times has the best collection to refute Islamophobia

Source: The Daily Sabah and the French Press Agency (AFP)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called Monday for Canadians to stand up against Islamophobia and discrimination as he paid tribute to six Muslims killed a year ago at a Quebec mosque.

Trudeau lamented that acts of hate and discrimination have become “commonplace” or “even tolerated,” saying in parliament that “it should never have come to this point.”

“We cannot bring back those who perished, but we owe it to them to fight the very sentiment that caused their loss. We owe it to them to speak up and stand tall and explicitly against Islamophobia and discrimination in all its forms,” he said.

On Jan. 29, 2017, just after the Sunday evening prayer, a gunman burst into the mosque in a residential neighborhood of Quebec City and opened fire on worshippers.

In addition to the six deaths, four of the victims suffered permanent disabilities in what remains one of the worst attacks on an Islamic place of worship in the West.

In the aftermath, thousands of people, including Trudeau, gathered in Quebec City to express their support for the Muslim community.

The alleged perpetrator, Alexandre Bissonnette, was formally charged in October for the murder of six people and the attempted murder of another 35 worshipers in the mosque. His trial is scheduled to begin in late March.



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3 replies

  1. Trudeau is leading his nation by example and I’m proud, honoured and humbled to be a Canadian led by a leader who stands against hate, indifference, intolerance and discrimination. Love For All Hatred For None

  2. West must learn to respect and tolerate those who are different. Stop treating foreigners like garbage and they will stop ruining your precious country. Why did you let them in in the first place if you didn’t want them here? They left everything in their countries because of your promises. Are you so anxious to please that you can’t say “no”? I would love to see you go to a foreign land where you don’t have any friends, you don’t even know anyone and you don’t speak the language, and start from scratch.

    It is difficult for you to accept, respect and tolerate Muslims with different culture, languages and FAITH. You have no choice but to accept them for your own survival. The number of Muslims is on the increase because of immigration, high birth rate and conversion. By the end of this century, nearly 50% of British/French and German population would be Muslim.

    Don’t these hypocrites idiots know what their ancestors did to Native American Indians they slaughtered 150 millions of Native American Indians! and also do they know that Great Britain invaded 80% countries around the world? They should call them terrorist first and as well call their ancestors terrorist! British did the same to Native American Indians and sadly they still treat Native American Indians badly! So Americans Indians know how you Muslims feel! They stolen Indian land and killed 150 millions of Indians the British did! They were forced to go to the white man’s school and learn the language, culture and faith of the white man. Inspite of that, they are still the under dogs of the American society.

  3. I feel so proud to be a Canadian especially under the Government of Trudeau. We feel peace and justice in this country. Thank you prime minister to stand for all.

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