Mohamed Kamel claimed to have been misled by the Yes side in the 1995 Quebec’s referendum
Author: Mohamed Sherif Kamel (Brossard)
Source: The Gazette (Montreal), Oct 19, 1995, p. B2
Kamel reacted to an October 15, 1995 Montreal Gazette article entitled The Referendum: Yes side gets foothold in Muslim community.
Original title: Muslims misled by Bouchard meeting: most not Yes backers
I am very sorry that the Oct. 15 Gazette highlighted a meeting between Lucien Bouchard and some Muslims as “Yes gets foothold in Muslim community.” It is not true!
The media, the Muslims who attended that meeting and myself, all of us were betrayed, all of us are victims of people who I believe are looking to benefit from that impression.
The Muslims were invited to that meeting and were told that it is an information meeting. But they were not aware that they would be used and would be seen as supporting separation.
Most Muslims reject separation and cannot support any idea that could break up our country.
As a proud Quebecer and Canadian, I cannot buy that, and I would like to say to Mr. Bouchard and his host, forget it!
Mohamed Sherif Kamel