Quebec mosque gunman Alexandre Bissonnette sentenced to life in prison
By Ingrid Peritz
Globe and Mail | February 8, 2019
Alexandre Bissonnette, who massacred six men at a Quebec City mosque in what a judge called an act of “visceral hate” toward Muslim immigrants, was sentenced Friday to life in prison with no chance of parole for 40 years.
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Ihsaan Gardee, executive director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims, said the sentence “came as a surprise to many.”
“Many people were hoping that a strong sentence would send a message that hate crimes would be taken seriously,” Mr. Gardee said. “Some of them will probably be disappointed with the sentence.”