Statement Regarding the Attack at Québec City's Islamic Cultural Centre

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 30, 2017 /CNW/ - The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) issued the following statement regarding the deadly shooting at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec in Quebec City:

"Following last night's attack at a mosque in Québec City, MAC wishes to offer its most sincere condolences to the families and relatives of the victims.

MAC stands with all Canadians in expressing our shock and sadness at this senseless killing at a place of worship in one our country's greatest cities.  In the face of such acts of violence, we must unite more than ever around our values of peace and tolerance.

This isolated incident will not undermine the spirit of openness and understanding in Canadian communities across the country. We are convinced that Canada and Québec remain peaceful and tolerant places of welcome.

In times like this, we need to reflect on our shared Canadian values of diversity, respect and religious tolerance.  We urge a continued dialogue among all Canadians to reassert these values that underpin our nation.

We thank the various police forces and emergency services for their rapid response. We would also like to thank the entire community for the support it has shown to the victims. Together, we can defeat all forms of extremism and intolerance."

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