Quebec community rallies for mosque attack hero: 'He sacrificed his legs for us'

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Aymen Derbali faced the gunman so that others could escape, but was left paralyzed. As the shooting’s anniversary nears, he has no regrets

When gunfire erupted in his mosque in Quebec City, Aymen Derbali’s instincts took over. The 41-year-old locked eyes with the shooter, inching slowly towards him through the 50 or so people still milling around after evening prayers.

His plan was simple: “I thought if he shoots in my direction, he wouldn’t use his bullets on anyone else.”

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