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

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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.

Guests:

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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