MONTRÉAL, Feb. 8, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - When: 9:30 AM, Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Where: Hall # 204, Centre St. Pierre, 1212 Rue Panet, Montréal, QC H2L 2Y7
The Canadian Muslim Forum (FMC-CMF) invites you to a press conference to express gratitude for the outpouring of positive feelings from the Canadian society in reaction to Quebec City mosque Massacre and to discuss the community's hopes, concerns and aspirations in its aftermath.
As we have now seen the disastrous consequences when stereotyping and hate speech go unchecked, the Muslim community is asking for concrete steps to be taken to tackle such phenomena. Legislation, on both the Provincial and Federal levels are needed to protect the Muslim community, without delay. But laws and policing alone are not enough, public campaigns of awareness and countering misconception and encourage openness and exchange, both ways, are also very much needed.
"It takes hard work to establish a society that is really blind to race, color or religion: One where all live in harmony. Let us use the momentum that resulted from this tragedy to advance towards that goal." said Ehab lotayef, a longtime community activist.
Community statement endorsed by 126 representative organizations, from coast to coast to coast, will be distributed during the press conference.
Will be attending: imam Hassan Guillet, Cheik Mahdi Tarkawi, Samer Majzoub (FMC-CMF) president, Samah Jebbari, (FMC-CMF) public relation, Rev. Arlen Bonnar, director of St James church, Ehab Lotayef, community activist, Hanadi Saad, justice femme.
SOURCE Canadian Muslim Forum (FMC-CMF)
For further information: Samer Majzoub, president, 1 514 884 0852