On January 29, 2017, at 7:52pm, a young white man entered a mosque in Quebec City in Canada and over the course of a few minutes murdered six people.
See their faces. Say their names.
Mamadou Tanou Barry
Nineteen people were injured, including five who suffered serious injuries: Aymen Derbali, Said El-Amari, Mohamed Khabar, Nizar Ghlai and Said Akjour.
This was the largest political mass shooting in Canada in 25 years, and the first time Muslims had been killed inside a mosque in North America. Today, on the two year anniversary of this attack, of this terrible act of Islamophobic violence, it is vital that we not only commemorate these lives lost but also reflect on how we are all responsible for resisting Islamophobia in Canada, in all of its forms.