MAB condemns the terrorist attack on the mosque in Quebec

The Muslim Association of Britain strongly condemns the terrorist attack against the worshippers at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre. The shooting which took place on the evening of the 29th of January has left 6 people killed, and many others injured, some of which are life-threatening.

MAB condemns this violent attack, and joins others in expressing its sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

Whilst the motive for such a crime is yet to be determined, MAB reiterates the importance of combating anti-Muslim hatred which has been on the rise, globally; and may have been behind an abhorrent criminal act.

Furthermore, MAB welcomes the categorization of this attack as “terrorist” by the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.

Dr Omer El-Hamdoon, President of MAB said:

“Our heartfelt condolences to the families of the six people killed and the others injured. We are saddened and sickened by what has happened. Our prayers are with the six victims that God have mercy on their souls.”

He added,

“We welcome the prompt apprehension of the suspects by the Canadian Police; and we look to see more safety provisions being enacted for the Muslim Community in Canada.”