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Quebec mosque shooting: Trudeau condoles loss, condemns 'cowardly' act

Quebec mosque shooting: Trudeau condoles loss, condemns 'cowardly' act

| | 30 Jan 2017, 11:40 am
Ottawa, Jan 30 (IBNS): Following the Quebec mosque shooting on Sunday night, which killed at least five people, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned the act as 'cowardly' while condoling the loss of lives.

In a official statement, Trudeau said:

"It was with tremendous shock, sadness and anger that I heard of this evening’s tragic and fatal shooting at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec located in the Ste-Foy neighbourhood of the city of Québec.

We condemn this terrorist attack on Muslims in a centre of worship and refuge.

On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of all those who have died, and we wish a speedy recovery to those who have been injured.

While authorities are still investigating and details continue to be confirmed, 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.

Muslim-Canadians are an important part of our national fabric, and these senseless acts have no place in our communities, cities and country. Canadian law enforcement agencies will protect the rights of all Canadians, and will make every effort to apprehend the perpetrators of this act and all acts of intolerance.

Tonight, we grieve with the people of Ste-Foy and all Canadians.”

Two people have been arrested so far in connection with the shooting.

The Canadian police have also initiated an investigation.

 

Image: Wikimedia Commons

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