Date: October 28, 2018
For Immediate Release
ISCC and MAT Strongly Condemn Attacks on Synagogue in Pittsburgh
(Calgary) The Islamic Supreme Council of Canada (ISCC) and Muslims Against Terrorism (MAT) strongly condemn Saturday’s terrorist attacks on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, USA. An alleged terrorist identified as Robert D. Bowers, 46, a Pittsburgh resident shot worshipers during Shabbat services, killing 11 and wounding six in the deadliest attack on Jews in the history of the United States. “It is shocking and extremely disappointing that hate is on the rise. No one is safe, not even worshipers in the sanctuaries.”, said Imam Syed Soharwardy when arrived yesterday in Calgary from his visit to Vatican City where he met Pope Francis.
Islamic Supreme Council of Canada and the Muslims Against Terrorism stand shoulder to shoulder with the Jewish community in Pittsburgh and around the world. We express our deep sympathies and condolences with the victims and their families. We pray for the speedy recovery of those who were wounded.
We urge all people of faith to unite against all forms of discrimination, racism, hate and violence. ISCC and MAT strongly condemn all forms of anti-Semitism, Anti-Christian and Islamophobia. The only way we can save our society from such hate-mongers is to unite as people of faiths. We keep our differences in beliefs, but we all share our common humanity and its values. We need to safeguard what we share.
For any questions please contact Imam Syed Soharwardy at 403-831-6330 OR 416-994-5467.