Alexandre Bissonnette, who killed 6 men at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec on January 29th, 2017, has pled guilty to six counts of first degree murder.
Superior Court Justice François Huot read the names of those who were killed by Bissonnette, who plead guilty to first degree murder for their deaths: Azzeddine Soufiane, Khaled Belkacemi, Ibrahima Barry, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Abdelkrim Hassane and Boubaker Thabti.
Justice Hout then read the names of those who survived being shot by Bissonnette, Aymen Derbali, Said Akjour, Said El Amari, Nizar Ghali and Mohamed Khabar. Bissonette plead guilty to the attempted murder of these men.
Justice Hout then read the names of 35 other people, including four children, who were present in the mosque at the time. Bissonette admitted that it was his intention to murder all of those present at the mosque that night.
Being ME Toronto is an annual conference for Muslim women. This year the conference takes place on Saturday, March 31st. Being ME Toronto is trying to gather Muslim women from across Southern Ontario by organizing buses to the conference in several cities.
Muslim Link interviewed the team behind Being ME Toronto about this year's conference.
A highlight of this year's I.LEAD Conference is speaker Ibn Ali Miller who gained international recognition when a video him intervening to stop a fight when viral. To purchase tickets for the I.LEAD Conference, click here.
After the gruesome death of Abdirahman Abdi, our community could not stand idle. In August 2016, the Justice for Abdirahman Coalition was born. With the support of so many local and national organizations and grass roots love, our Coalition has been able to achieve so much. See our work here.