Feb. 3, 2018
The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau requesting that January 29 be designated as a “National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia.” This was the first anniversary of the attack on the Centre culturel islamique de Québec or CCIQ. Alexandre Bissonnette is charged with having killed six and wounded eight.
In the letter, NCCM Executive Director Ihsaan Gardee says that this horrific act of violence occurred “solely because the victims were Muslims”.
The January 29, 2017 attack was not an isolated event.