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Muslim woman and child hold a candle at a vigil after the Quebec shooting

After Attack on Mosque, Canadian Muslims Push for Systemic Change

February 16, 2017

Amidst public memorials and religious services following the January 29th terrorist attack on a Quebec mosque, Canadian Muslims are pushing for more lasting structural change.

It has been several weeks since a gunman shot and killed 6 mosque attendants during Sunday evening prayers at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Center—and injured at least 8 others. While some have described the perpetrator—27-year-old university student Alexandre Bissonnette—as a “lone wolf” attacker, Canadian prime Read more about After Attack on Mosque, Canadian Muslims Push for Systemic Change

Week of Racially-Motivated Violence Strains Nation

Week of Racially-Motivated Violence Strains Nation

July 13, 2016

Last week, a series of tragedies sobered the nation and raised questions about terrorism, the criminal justice system, and racism in America.

On Wednesday, July 6, a 37-year-old man named Alton Sterling was shot dead by police outside of the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Although Sterling, who had been selling CDs in the store’s parking lot, was carrying a gun—his legal right in the state of Louisiana—witnesses said Read more about Week of Racially-Motivated Violence Strains Nation

In the Aftermath of Orlando Shooting, Prayer and Mourning

In the Aftermath of Orlando Shooting, Prayer and Mourning

June 15, 2016

Early Sunday morning, a man armed with a legally purchased assault rifle opened fire on a gay nightclub, killing 49 and injuring 53 more. 

The club had been wrapping up its “Latin Night”—an event specifically celebrating LGBT Latinos and Latinas— when the first shots were fired around 2 a.m. Police spent several hours communicating with the shooter and determining how best to save the hostages remaining inside the barricaded club. Ultimately, 49 of the club’s several hundred patrons died from gunshot wounds, while the shooter died in a gunfire exchange during the police’s rescue Read more about In the Aftermath of Orlando Shooting, Prayer and Mourning