Friday, 3 February 2017

The impressive national tribute of Canadians to the victims of the attack on the mosque in Quebec City

In a national tribute without distinction of denominations, thousands of Canadians and their Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended Thursday with great emotion and in the funeral unit of three of the six people slaughtered in the mosque of Quebec City.

A few hours before the ceremony began, a mosque in a central part of Montreal was vandalized. A window was broken and eggs thrown on the facade of the Khadijah mosque, said MP Miller, who condemned an "execrable act".

Topped by three large crowns of white flowers, the coffins, placed on a catafalque, were covered, for two of them, of the Algerian flag and for the third of the Tunisian flag.

Khaled Belkacemi and Abdelkrim Hassane, both of Algerian origin, and Tunisian Boubaker Thabti, died Sunday night, like three other faithful, to the bullets fired by a 27-year-old Canadian student close to the extreme right. Eight people were also injured.

"No to violence, not to intimidation, racism and xenophobia," said Philippe Couillard, head of the government of the French-speaking province of Quebec. "Know that you are here at home," he said to Muslims, who are 1.1 million out of Canada's 36 million.

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