Last night Kelowna residents packed into the Kelowna Islamic Centre, so much so that some even had to stand in the street, to show their support to those lives lost in the Mosque attack that took place in Quebec on Sunday.
Donald Schmidt, a minister at the First United Church, said in an interview with Global Okanagan, “I would not have been surprised for this to have happened anywhere else. As a Canadian I would like to think that we’re above this. Obviously we’re not.”
Inside the centre people talked about how there is a need for change and how we all need to begin working at a stronger, more tolerant Canada. Outside, people took to lighting candles in the snow to show their respect and send their thoughts to those affected by the attack.
6 people were killed and 18 injured when a shooter entered the mosque on Sunday. Among the victims were: Azzeddine Soufiane, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Ibrahima Barry and Abdelkrim Hassane
27-year-old Alexandre Bissonnette has been arrested and charged with a list of charges, including 6 counts of murder.
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