RantCrush Top 5: January 30, 2017

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Hashtag of the day: #DeleteUber was trending over the weekend as the news was dominated by chaos and confusion over the Trump Administration travel ban. If you’re wondering what that hashtag stands for, check this out. Then read on for the latest rants.

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Terrorist Attack in a Quebec City Mosque

Last night, gunmen opened fire inside a mosque in Quebec City during evening prayers, killing six and injuring eight. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the act a “terrorist attack on Muslims,” but no motive has been confirmed yet. Police said that two suspects have been arrested. The attack happened at 8 p.m. after about 40 people gathered in the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre. Islamophobia has increased in Quebec lately, and this particular mosque has been targeted before. In June 2016, when Muslims were celebrating Ramadan, someone left a pig’s head outside with a note saying, “Bon Appétit.” Trudeau said in a statement: “we condemn this terrorist attack on Muslims in a centre of worship and refuge. It is heart-wrenching to see such senseless violence. Diversity is our strength, and religious tolerance is a value that we, as Canadians, hold dear.”

Emma Von Zeipel
Emma Von Zeipel is a staff writer at Law Street Media. She is originally from one of the islands of Stockholm, Sweden. After working for Democratic Voice of Burma in Thailand, she ended up in New York City. She has a BA in journalism from Stockholm University and is passionate about human rights, good books, horses, and European chocolate. Contact Emma at EVonZeipel@LawStreetMedia.com.

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