|Date: January 29, 2017
For Immediate Release
ISCC and MAT Strongly Condemn Terrorists Attacks on the Quebec Mosque and Massacre of Muslim Worshipers
(Calgary) The Islamic Supreme Council of Canada (ISCC) and Muslims Against Terrorism (MAT) strongly condemn today’s terrorists attack at the Quebec City mosque and killings of 5 worshipers and injuring dozens of innocent people in the mosque. `This is terrorism and hate crime. The Donald Trump`s hate has crossed the border. If government of Canada will not take serious actions against the hatemongers it will damage the Canadian society“, said Imam Syed Soharwardy today. We stand in solidarity with the victims of today`s attacks. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
We ask the police and the other law enforcement agencies to provide extra security to all mosques across the country and bring hatemongers to justice. ISCC and MAT ask all Canadian Muslims to be vigilant and report any small or big incident or threat to police immediately. We request all Canadians of all faiths to show solidarity with the fellow Canadian Muslims at this time of threats and intimidation. Racism, discrimination and violence must not be tolerated at any cost. The attacks on individual Muslims and mosques in fact help the terrorist organizations like Daesh (ISIS), AlQaedah and Taliban in their recruitment and radicalization. We must not let the terrorists succeed. It is critical that the government of Canada must make laws against Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and the radicalization.
ISCC and MAT will be holding FATEHA (memorial service) for the victims of Quebec City mosque at the Genesis Centre, 7555 Falconridge Blvd., NE Calgary at 1:30 PM on Friday, February 3, 2017 and later on the same day at 4 PM a rally against racism and terrorism at the Calgary City Hall will also be held. ISCC and MAT request all Canadians of all faiths to hold rallies in all cities across Canada on Friday, February 3, 2017 to show solidarity with the victims of Québec City mosque.
For any questions please contact Imam Syed Soharwardy at 1-416-994-5467.