Muslim Association of Canada Urges Tolerance and Understanding

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) issued the following statement regarding the incident at Masjid Al-Salaam in Peterborough, Ontario:

"As one of the largest Muslim organizations in Canada, we continue to urge tolerance and understanding in communities across Canada.

The crimes perpetrated against the citizens of France just days ago were a crime against all of humanity.  As Canadian Muslims, we continue to offer our prayers for the victims, and our most profound condolences to all those touched by this senseless bloodshed.

In difficult times like these, there are often isolated incidents perpetrated by individuals that seek to exploit global events and divide Canadians.  It is exactly this type of behavior that extremist groups seek to provoke. 

As Canadians, we will continue to draw on our shared values to reject this violence and send a clear message to those groups that seek to divide us."


MAC is one of the largest Muslim organizations in Canada. It emphasizes the holistic message of Islam within the context of Canada's diverse society. 

MAC believes that the personal development of every individual is the key to real and fruitful involvement in the community. It brings a balanced, constructive and engaged understanding of Islam that aims to inspire Muslims in Canada.

SOURCE Muslim Association of Canada

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