One year ago today, a 27-year-old white man, named Alexandre Bissonnette, walked into the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City and opened fire on over 40 worshippers.
Azzeddine Soufiane, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Ibrahima Barry, and Abdelkrim Hassane were murdered. Five others were badly injured, including Aymen Derbali.
A year later, what — if anything — has changed? Many, like activist Syed Hussan, feel it has slipped from our collective conscious.
Hussan recently went to the scene of the massacre in Quebec City, and wrote about it, in an effort to combat our country’s “collective forgetting.”
We attempt to make sense of a senseless act — and look at how the media played a role before, during, and after the massacre.
Hussan and The Imposter‘s Aliya Pabani are urging Canadians to remember and share where they were on January 29, 2017. You can learn more about their #RememberJan29 project here.
January 29, 2018
I Went To The Canadian Mosque Where Six Muslims Were Killed
On the ways we counter collective forgetting
January 25, 2018
By Syed Hussan
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