One-year anniversary of Quebec mosque shooting to be commemorated over 4 days

QUEBEC—The one-year anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting will be commemorated over a period of four days, beginning today.

It was on Jan. 29, 2017, that a shooter entered the Islamic cultural centre of Quebec City and killed six while injuring 19 others, five seriously.

The first event will be a seminar entitled “Living Together With Our Differences,” which is organized by an anti-radicalization centre. The mosque will host a special prayer tonight that will be open only to Muslims, although the event will be broadcast online.

On Saturday, the mosque is organizing an open house featuring widows of the victims as well as others touched by the tragedy.

On Sunday evening, a spiritual rally will bring together members of the Muslim, Jewish and First Nations communities.

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Last year, hundreds of people marched through Quebec City to remember the victims of the mosque shooting, which left six men dead. One participant said he hopes all Canadians can move forward in unity.


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