No Conclusions Reached on Making Jan. 29 a Day Against Islamophobia

It is about a year since the Quebec City mosque shooting. This was an incident where six Muslim men were gunned down. The political leaders have still not come with an answer on how they intend to commemorate the attack. The incident took place on January 29 in 2017 and its first anniversary is just around the corner.

The National Council of Canadian Muslims has suggested that the day should be remembered as an action against Islamophobia. The two major opposition parties do not accept this. The parties are Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) and the Parti Quebecois.

The CAQ spokesperson, Samuel Poulin, said that the day should be a day to commemorate the memory of the innocent souls that lost their lives in this terrible incident. The terrible act is for one person and not on the entire society. He also said that Quebecers are not Islamophobic and are welcoming people.

The Parti Québécois says that the world, Islamophobia can raise controversies. There is already a day absorbed internationally for the eradication of racial discrimination.

A total of 6 Muslim men were killed and about 19 wounded in the Quebec City mosque attack that was held last January 29. The shooting incident took place when the prayers were going on.

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