Remember January 29

Do you remember January 29?

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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

[featured-video-plus] Posted byRebecca Garrett

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We remember

We grieve for you, for all of us.

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Jan. 29th: Hearts broken.

These poor men whose lives were stolen, and in a place of worship. Their loved ones left behind: I can barely imagine your pain, and the deep scars this must have left on your communities. I feel deeply for you…. Continue Reading →

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I Can’t Remember Where I was

at the time i couldn’t remember much, but i remember that i was upset and taken aback. i will not forget january 29th. we aren’t talking about that date very much, but i can commit to talking about it more… Continue Reading →

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I was at a dinner party but felt very far away

January 29, 2017 remains one of those days in which I can recall my heart vividly. My partner and I were coming home for a dinner at a family friend’s place. There were family and friends there, but throughout the… Continue Reading →

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Flinching eyes

I was on the Toronto island ferry when I heard, in the east cabin, coincidently sitting with five other men, strangers, in toques and fleece and down, the six of us side by side with our backs to the thrumming… Continue Reading →

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#RememberJan29

Ibrahima Barry (aged 39), Mamadou Tanou Barry (aged 42), Khaled Belkacemi (aged 60), Aboubaker Thabti (aged 44), Abdelkrim Hassane (aged 41) and Azzedine Soufiane (aged 57).

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#RememberJan29

So far away, on the other side of the world, news of what had happened reached Switzerland. As I woke up to the news, the posts, the names of the murdered – Aboubaker Thabti, Khaled Belkacemi, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Ibrahima… Continue Reading →

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#RememberJan29

I was at home, on the internet and I wrote this FB post immediately after I heard about the shooting. “My dad has been the president of the Brampton mosque for over 20 years. His faith and his community have… Continue Reading →

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I remember

I don’t know when I head the news–probably an hour or so later–but I remember immediately realizing that, at exactly the same time, I was gathered in a college chapel with a group of students and others singing Compline–night prayer… Continue Reading →

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#RememberJan29

No words can describe how I felt. I was in Toronto, living there at the time, and I found out because the headline popped up on my phone. I texted a friend right away, and proceeded to get ready for… Continue Reading →

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What I remember

I remember, I too had finished up my Isha prayer. I then went on twitter and was scrolling through my feed and one tweet caught my attention. It mentioned how there was a shooting at a mosque in Quebec and… Continue Reading →

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I don’t remember where I was.

I don’t remember where I was, except that I became glued to my screen. Maybe I was at home, maybe at a friend’s or a family place. Maybe even pulling an all nighter at the office. I can remember Twitter… Continue Reading →

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a puppy and the cruelest world

i felt sick; a sinking feeling in the pit on my stomach like something we try to hide and tuck away in quebec had exploded; i felt sick that this explosion of misplaced anger and hatred had taken the lives… Continue Reading →

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We will not tolerate Islamophobia

I #rememberjan29. I was with my partner in Montreal that night and we had been at attending a concert– trying to forget the past few weeks of US political news, trying to come together and manifest something positive. On the… Continue Reading →

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Dinner

I was sitting at my kitchen table in Toronto. I had just eaten dinner and was chatting with my roommates while scrolling through my facebook feed. Then I stopped. I read the words – I don’t remember what words –… Continue Reading →

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Remembering

I was at home with my children when it flashed up on the news . I felt shock and complete sadness. I felt the world needs to stop hatred and make the world a better place . Posted byNuck

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