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GroundWire | Special episode Remembering the Quebec City Mosque Massacre and Fighting Islamophobia

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Program Title: GroundWire | Special episode Remembering the Quebec City Mosque Massacre and Fighting Islamophobia
Description: This episode of GroundWire was produced at Community radio station CKUW 95.9FM in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Treaty One Territory, on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe peoples and the homeland of the Metis Nation, hosted by Kristen Andrews and Saira Sabio.

This episode of GroundWire is dedicated to the memory of the six men massacred last January 29th while praying at their Quebec City mosque. It 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.

On January 29, 2017, around 7:52pm, a young white man entered a mosque in Quebec City in Canada and in the course of a few minutes, murdered Azzeddine Soufiane, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Ibrahima Barry and Abdelkrim Hassane. Five others were badly injured: Aymen Derbali, Said El-Amari, Mohamed Khabar, Nizar Ghlai and Said Akjour.


The National Council of Canadian Muslims calls on the government to designate January 29th as a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, GroundWire

New comer and Muslim citizen questions the Prime Minister on his Islamophobic foreign policy | Michael Welch, CKUW


Coverage of January 29th commemoration vigils in Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal | Alon Weinberg, CKUW; Chelsey Gould, CJRU; Gau Mahadevan, CKUT

#rememberjan29 asks people to reflect on the Quebec City Mosque Massacre and broaden the conversation about Islamophobia | Gretchen King, CKUT

Community Radio Report

Report on Islamophobia in mainstream Canadian media and how community produced media is countering this trend | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, GroundWire

Music in this episode was by LAL from their album Find Safety

We thank all our amazing contributors from across the country for making this special episode of GroundWire possible. We also thank Emily Joveski and Nadia Hasan.

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