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In wake of Quebec City shooting, Muslim leaders in Southern California come together

by AirTalk®

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People place candles near a mosque that was the location of a shooting spree in Quebec City, Quebec on January 31, 2017. ALICE CHICHE/AFP/Getty Images

A gunman on Sunday night opened fire in a mosque in Quebec City, Canada, killing six people and critically wounded many more.

The suspect was later identified as Alexandre Bissonnette, a French Canadian with far-right, nationalist views. Bissonnette was charged with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder.

The shooting capped a frantic weekend for Muslims around the globe that saw the signing of an executive order by President Donald Trump to ban travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

AirTalk invites Muslim Americans in Southern California to join us to talk about these recent events.


Imam Mustafa Umar, Islamic Institute of Orange County. He tweets from @mustafaumar

Amjad M. Khan, National Director of Public Affairs for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community based in Chino, a leader at the San Bernardino County-based Baitul Hameed Mosque; tweets  @AmjadMKhanEsq

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