Thousands march in Charlottetown to show solidarity following Quebec mosque attack
By Mitch MacDonald
Charlottetown Guardian | February 4, 2016
More than 2,000 Islanders showed their support of the Muslim community during a massive silent march in Charlottetown on Saturday.
The group, which included Muslim and non-Muslim participants, held the march following last Sunday’s shooting at a Quebec mosque that saw six killed.
The solidarity march also included some prayers, speeches and meditative silences outside of province house.
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Omair Imiaz, who spoke on behalf of the National Council of Canadian Muslims, said the group was deeply concerned about rising Islamophobia within Canada.
“We fear (Trump’s) policy will also aggravate this phenomenon,” said Imiaz. “This is a key moment for Canadians of all backgrounds to stand together in opposition of such discriminatory policies and say loudly and clearly that Canada will remain an open society that celebrates its diversity.”