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Both complementary events are happening this evening in Vancouver. I may join sunset prayers at Al-Masjid Al-Jamia about 5:30 p.m. then rush to the steps of the Art Gallery of Vancouver for their event start at 6 p.m.

I understand the Olympic Torch in Jack Poole Square will be lit tonight to symbolize support and solidarity for everything that’s happened these past six days.

InshAllah, God-Alone Willing, you may make it out tonight.

Fifth Estate host Mark Kelley stops by CBC News Network to talk about their documentary Under Attack which tells the story of the Quebec City mosque shooting that has shocked a nation.

Under Attack: The Quebec Mosque Shooting – The Fifth Estate – CBC News

On January 29, 2017, a young man in Quebec enters a mosque and fires his rifle into the crowd – killing six worshipers.

On the same weekend, tens of thousands gather across North America to protest what they see as President Trump’s discriminatory bans on Muslim immigrants and refugees.

Do these events point to a more fearful future?

Do they suggest more dangerous and precarious times ahead for Muslims in North America?

The fifth estate searches for answers in Canada and the US.

Mark Kelley is in Quebec City, to tell the story on the mosque shooting that has shocked a nation.

My video from today’s Friday Sermon, Jumah Khutbah, in downtown Vancouver:

I asked the regular Friday Khatib of VMCC, Vancouver Muslim Community Centre, permission to record today’s Khutbah. He said okay.

I anticipated today’s Khutbah would include Québec, he confirmed it would….

He provided a Big Picture, Civilizational Perspective, on Sunday Night’s events in Sainte-Foy/Québec City, and reflected upon Canada’s reaction and Canadians’ response.

His words were exactly the medicine I needed to feel better today; to heal better today.

Perhaps watching it, you may feel better too.

Ameen.

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Supporters will create a “human shield” outside Masjid-al-Noor, mosque in St. John’s, on Friday to show solidarity with the Muslim community.

CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

Masjid Al-Noor is the ONLY Islamic Centre in Canada’s eastern most Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

It was where 30 Masjids in 30 Days Across Canada began Ramadan in 2016.

Friday is Jumah. The day for Muslim Congregational Prayer at midday.

In Masjids, Musallahs, and Islamic Centres across Canada, the weekly sermon will be delivered. Fellow Canadians have self-organized symbolic Human Shields of Solidarity around places for Friday Sermons from East to West.

With the time difference, The Human Shield around Masjid Al-Noor is where this second day of funerals for victims of the Quebec City Mosque Shooting begins…

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Cérémonie hommage aux victimes de l’attentat de Québec à l’aréna Maurice-Richard de Montréal (2 février 2017)

Discours de Justin Trudeau, Philippe Couillard, Régis Labeaume, Denis Coderre et des membres de la communauté musulmanes du Québec

Midi info, Radio-Canada Première
(Photo: P. Chiasson, La presse canadienne)

Funeral Janaza for three of the six Muslims who were killed Sunday night while praying Isha, The Night Prayer, inside The Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec was held in Montreal today.

This video collection includes all news reports found on youtube so far.

When Video Audio of the entire Janaza becomes available, I’ll add it added to the top of this blog post, InshAllah/God-Alone Willing Alhumdulillah/Thank God-Alone.

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CBC’s Jonathan Montpetit responded to questions at the masjid in Québec City where leaders of the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre escorted media inside.

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A candlelight vigil was held Monday night in front of Vancouver’s original Masjid, Al-Masjid Al-Jamia.

Gregor Robertson Mayor of Vancouver, Four City Councillors, Two Rabbis, One Reverend, Board members of Al-Masjid Al-Jamia all spoke.

I also stepped up and shared a few words about my 30 Masjids visit this past Ramadan to the Islamic Centre of Québec. But I did not record myself, so that’s missing from the video.

Standing for a moment before I spoke, looking out into the night, I saw a sea of people. The sea had spilled out onto West 8th Avenue itself. So many Vancouverites had turned out.

I honestly expected maybe two dozen people at most who might come out. As you can see in the almost 52 minute video, many dozens more actually did.

We were all Canadians. We were all affected by the events in Sainte Foy, Québec.

For whatever comes next, we know we Canadians are all in this together.

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Winnipeg (January 30, 2017).

Muslims in Manitoba are shocked and saddened by the mosque shooting which took place in Quebec City last night. According to media reports, gunmen opened fire at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City during evening prayers and killed at least 6 worshippers and injured many.

Special prayers for the deceased will be held in the Manitoba Grand Mosque today Monday January 30, 2017 at 8:00 PM. The prayers are open to all.

“We respond to this tragedy with prayers for the victims and for Quebec City and for Canada to remain a safe haven for people of all faiths and background”, said Osaed Khan, president of the Manitoba Islamic Association. “Places of worship should be peaceful refuge for all, regardless of religion”, Khan added.

“We do not want to jump to conclusions until all the facts are known, but having this happen at this time leaves us on edge”, said Khan.”

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Aftermath of Quebec mosque shooting: CBC News special

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard with Government Ministers, The Mayor of Quebec and Muslim Community Representatives.

Statement, Reaction, and Prayers for Quebec Mosque Shooting.

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