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London chapter at multi-faith solidarity rally at mosque

The Council of Canadians London chapter participated in a multi-faith solidarity rally at the London Muslim Mosque today.

The London Muslim Mosque posted on its Facebook page, “In response to the deadly shootings in a Quebec City Mosque and the rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric, we are asking people of all faiths and backgrounds to gather in support of our Muslim neighbours.”

The London Free Press reports, “Hundreds of people flocked to a London mosque during the Monday noon hour to denounce a deadly shooting at a Quebec mosque. Around 300 people, many of them carrying signs, gathered around the entrance of the London Muslim Mosque to show solidarity with the victims of Sunday’s shooting at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec in Quebec City that left six dead and others injured.”

The article adds, “London Muslim Mosque imam Abd Alfatah Twakkal said he was ‘overwhelmed’ by the turnout for the event, which was planned overnight.”

The Council of Canadians supports the calls on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to explicitly reject US President Donald Trump’s ban that prohibits people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, for the Minister of Immigration to present a plan in the House of Commons on how to address this situation, and for the federal government to immediately rescind the Safe Third Country agreement with the United States.

The Council of Canadians supports diversity and inclusion, and rejects racism and Islamophobia.