In this post, I talked about the importance of supporting Aymen Derbali. To save others, Aymen put himself in the line of fire during the Québec mosque shooting in January 2017.
Instead, we still have Québec politicians arguing over where to put Moslem cemeteries and whether Moslem women should be forced to remove their hijabs. Also, as of January 24th at least, no provincial or federal politician has recognized Aymen Derbali for the hero he is!
Lastly, I am disgusted by this report that Right-wing outlets spread disinformation in wake of Quebec mosque shooting. Hours after the shooting, these sites were spreading a statement that it was Syrians who were responsible. We know now that the shooter was homegrown and Caucasian.
We need to do better at finding ways to call out people and organizations who spread these false reports! At best they are misinformed and not following appropriate journalistic standards. At worst, they are deliberately trying to advance an agenda, no matter what the facts.