Multiple People Dead In Quebec Mosque After Gunman Opens Fire

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quebec-city-mosqueFive people have been killed in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque, the president of the center said Sunday.

Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre President Mohamed Yangui confirmed the number of dead late Sunday in a telephone call from the provincial capital.

Authorities did not confirm the number of fatalities.

Quebec City police spokesman Constable Pierre Poirier said two suspects were arrested.

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard termed the act “barbaric violence” and expressed solidarity with the victims’ families.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quickly took to social media to express his condolences.

“Tonight, Canadians grieve for those killed in a cowardly attack on a mosque in Quebec City. My thoughts are with victims & their families,” Trudeau tweeted.

He later said on Twitter that he spoke to Quebec’s premier and was being briefed by officials. The prime minister said the government had offered “any & all assistance needed.”

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said on Twitter Sunday that he was deeply saddened by the loss of life. His office says no motive had been confirmed.

In the summer of 2016 a pig’s head was left on the doorstep of the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre.

(AP)

12 COMMENTS

  1. And PM Trudeau still insists in inviting all the terrorists to his country – in fact he welcomes them! Hey there Mr. KID Trudeau, there’s a reason the civilized world doesn’t want them! They maim, kill, and destroy anyone and at any time they wish! They’re animals!

  2. To Nan:

    What a stupid and disgusting comment. Perhaps express relief that these animals were able to kill “only” five neshamas rather than questioning their assailants’ shooting skills.

  3. One wonders how Yidden can make such crass comments on an incident like this! Human life – yes, even that of non-Jews – is very precious and not ours to give or take away.
    For those who trivialise others’ lives: are you also insignificant? Who is being controlled by the nefesh habehamis here?

  4. The Canadian Prime Minister, before any determination was made by the police, rushed to label the act as terrorism:

    “We condemn this terrorist attack on Muslims in a center of worship and refuge”

    The police have not yet released the information (who were the people arrested, what was their motives, etc.) required to make such a determination.