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Kamloops mosque to hold vigil for Quebec City massacre victims

FILE PHOTO - Hundreds of people attended a vigil held in Kelowna to show their support for Quebec City mosque shooting victims at a vigil held at the Kelowna Islamic Centre, Jan. 31, 2017.
February 02, 2017 - 11:30 AM

KAMLOOPS - Days after six Muslims were killed in a Quebec mosque, a vigil will be held at the Ayesha Mosque in Kamloops.

In the statement, Kamloops Islamic Association president Faisal Siddiqui says the association is deeply moved by the support Kamloops has offered since the massacre in Quebec City this past weekend.

“Since the news broke… we have received overwhelming responses,” he says in the statement. “People from all faiths are showing their support in solidarity and reflecting how unacceptable these acts are against their Muslim friends and neighbours.”

“The event in Quebec is very difficult to believe that such an odium exists in our beloved country, Canada,” Siddiqui says.

He says this is an example of Muslim lives being just as vulnerable to terror attacks.

After the regular prayer service at the mosque in Knutsford tomorrow, Feb. 3, the vigil will take place at 1 p.m. Attendees to dress warmly as it will be an outdoor event. A guest book will be available for people to sign and it will be sent to The Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City on behalf of the citizens of Kamloops.


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