Shocked Canadians Stand in Solidarity and Pray for Peace

By Kamal


Note that the following is a joint statement published about the tragic events in Quebec on January 29th, 2017 by the Muslim Community of Peel, of which IPC/JameMasjid Mississauga are a founding member.

 Mississauga-January 30, 2017

The Muslim Council of Peel and its member organizations strongly condemn all murderous acts of hate and terror. We extend our deepest sympathies to those who lost loved ones after the mass shooting at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec.

To God we belong and to Him we return.

What happened in Quebec City is not reflective of our Canada  We will not allow anyone to highjack our Canadian values of dignity and respect for all and will not stand by silent when charter rights of freedom are violated.

“Canadian-Muslims have been targets of hate in the past, but this is the worst yet. We expect such acts to intensify as long as we continue to be demonized and dehumanized. As Canadian Muslims we know how devastating it is to be blamed for the actions of a few. We reject blaming any community, culture or religion for these murders,” stated Dr. Mohammad Alnadvi, MCP President.

“We are so sad to hear the senseless act in the Quebec Mosque,” state Ramzi and Rowshan Shams From The Bahá’í Community of Mississauga.

“Such a tragic loss of life!  Horrific!  We must all stand together against this kind of hatred and disrespect of life, and we must extend our sincerest sympathies to the families who lost their loved ones,” says Interfaith Council of Peel Steering Committee Member and Director of Education of Solel Synagogue, Arliene Botnick.

Diversity is indeed our strength and we must stand in solidarity. The Muslim Council of Peel represents mosques and not for profit Islamic organizations in Peel Region and is available for consultations, information dissemination and public education. 

Rabia Khedr, Executive Director –

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Source: Jame Masjid Mississaua

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