Remember January 29

Do you remember January 29?

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grieving when hate is met with hate

#RememberJan29 my strongest memories of January 29, when 6 Muslim men were shot in the back by a white shooter in Quebec, revolve around the horror of the murders and of reactions. First, that people were attacked during prayer, in… Continue Reading →

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Serving my fellow canadians

I am a physician. On Jan 29 I was doing the night shift in the Cardiac Care Unit. I didn’t sleep that night. Rather I was looking after my neighbours who had suffered massive heart attacks and needed urgently care…. Continue Reading →

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University of Guelph

I was in my last semester of university when the shooting happened. I don’t remember where exactly I was that day and time but when I found out I remember feeling sick. Then feeling frozen. I didn’t know what I… Continue Reading →

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light is light

I went to a vigil with some friends, which found its way down to the waterfront. We were in a state of shock and sadness. It was wet and cold in Vancouver, much like today, but there were many people… Continue Reading →

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Deeply horrified and saddened

Yes, I #RememberJan29. I was at home with my husband and saw images on the TV. I felt then and feel today deeply horrified, saddened and sickened by these crimes in our country and throughout the world. My heart goes… Continue Reading →

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they want us to forget but we shall never forget

I was in my living room with my husband. We were excited because women had marched by the thousands for respect in Toronto. I marched with the thousands. I felt inspired by that. Then, Trump initiated the Muslim ban so… Continue Reading →

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I cried.

I was sitting in bed reading posts on Tumblr about the effect of the Women’s March and the muslim travel ban and I got a cbc news notification. I cried. I was sad for the victims and I was sad… Continue Reading →

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I remembered the Montreal Massacre

When I heard about the mosque shootings I thought, “This is for Muslims what the December 6, 1989 Montreal femicide was for me, a feminist sound engineer in Montreal. It is an extreme manifestation of the hostility that we feel… Continue Reading →

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I felt complicit

I remember hearing the news about the Quebec City mosque shooting, in a physical wave of shock and horror. Tears started pouring out as my mind immediately raced to Muslim friends and acquaintances. I thought of these loved ones with… Continue Reading →

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never forget

I #rememberjan29. I read the news when I woke up the next morning, and was in a state of shock the whole day, through the vigils and demos and leafleting in the snow as we gathered with candles in plastic… Continue Reading →

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I Remember

I #RememberJan29. I remember the acidity rising in my throat: body. I remember the panic I felt when I heard (false) reports that there were two shooters and that one was Muslim: aftermath. I remember thinking of my friend who… Continue Reading →

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To My Family

I don’t remember where I was when the news came to me. Not precisely. What I do remember was the feeling of a drop in my stomach, a hollowness in my throat, a tension that pulled upwards from my brow… Continue Reading →

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Grateful for this space

I heard later that evening, a notification on my phone before going to bed. I remember feeling the helplessness of watching this too familiar nightmare unfold again and then I reflected on the disbelief that I heard people expressing, that… Continue Reading →

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We Wept and Prayed

I put down my phone and took my wife’s hand to tell her the news. We wept and prayed.

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So saddened

I do not remember where I was but I know that I heard about the shooting on CBC Radio news. I am concerned about the hatred people have toward everything that they have no control or that they disagree. Yesterday… Continue Reading →

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News from home from far away

I’m from Ottawa, but when the Quebec City Mosque shooting happened, I was in Singapore, where my husband and I were temporarily located. When it’s night in Quebec City, it’s morning in Singapore. I was doing some freelance work on… Continue Reading →

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I remember. Je me souviens.

I remember. #RememberJan29 . Je me souviens. #souvenezvousjan29. Watching the news in horror from afar here in France, I was not surprised to hear the French media run braying with the false assumption the killer was Muslim. And I also… Continue Reading →

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Remembering Jan 29

After horror and anger, I remember thinking about the inadequacies of sympathy, and the increasing and legitimate fear felt by Muslims in Canada. Later I remember reading the names of the people who were killed–Ibrahima Barry, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled… Continue Reading →

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Listening in France

I was abroad and so I woke up to the news. Friends started posting on Facebook. Some of my friends ended up going to Quebec City to work with the community and families and I wept as I read about… Continue Reading →

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Why

I was in my apartment, working, procrastinating on news sites. My strongest memory is the washes of different, negative emotions that hit. Disgust. Anger. Helplessness. Hopelessness. Contempt. Horror. Grief. The memory that lingers is that we fail our fellow citizens… Continue Reading →

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#RememberJan29

I did not find out about the shooting until late Jan 30th as I was busy transporting my elderly mother for her medical tests and doctors appointments. I heard it on the radio when I got home just before suppertime…. Continue Reading →

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#RememberJan29

I did not find out about the shooting until late Jan 30th as I was busy transporting my elderly mother for her medical tests and doctors appointments. I heard it on the radio when I got home just before suppertime…. Continue Reading →

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how it felt when an ordinary winter day was changed forever

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We remember

We grieve for you, for all of us.

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