Title

Alexandre Bissonnette Charges In Quebec Mosque Shooting Do Not Include Terrorism

Document Type

Media Mention

Publication Date

10-4-2017

Source Publication

HuffPost

Description

A Canadian Muslim group says the decision not to charge the suspect in the Quebec City mosque shooting with terrorism highlights a double standard.

"There's no question that if a Muslim had walked into a church or a synagogue and shot up a bunch of people, that person would've been considered a terrorist by the Canadian public," Faisal Bhabha, legal counsel for the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) told HuffPost Canada on Wednesday.

Earlier this week, Crown prosecutors announced they were bypassing a preliminary hearing and heading straight to trial for Alexandre Bissonnette, who is accused of fatally killing six worshippers in January.

Comments

Article is written by Jessica Chin with commentary by Professor Faisal Bhabha.

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