January 30, 2017 — New York, New York
AJC is appalled by the fatal attack on a mosque in Canada. Six people were killed and eight wounded in the assault during evening prayers at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Center. Two suspects have been detained.
"This was an attack on Canada, not only on one mosque. Indeed, it was an attack on any democratic society founded on religious pluralism that today faces threats against its Muslim populations," said Robert Silverman, AJC Director of Muslim-Jewish Relations. "Our thoughts are with the families of the worshippers senselessly murdered, and with the injured, who are in need of our prayers."
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the "terrorist attack on Muslims in a center of worship and refuge."
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