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

People place candles near a mosque that was the location of a shooting spree in Quebec City, Quebec on January 31, 2017.
Alexandre Bissonnette cut a low profile as a shy, withdrawn political science student, keen on far-right ideas. The Canadian political science student known to have nationalist sympathies was charged January 30, 2017 with six counts of murder over a shooting spree at a Quebec mosque -- one of the worst attacks ever to target Muslims in a western country.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned as a "terrorist attack" Sunday night's assault on the Islamic Cultural Center in a busy district of Quebec City, which sent terrified worshippers fleeing barefoot in the snow. / AFP / Alice Chiche        (Photo credit should read ALICE CHICHE/AFP/Getty Images)
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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.

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

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

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

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