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Quebec City Mosque statement: “We were attacked cowardly because (we’re) Muslims”

An official statement issued by the Islamic cultural centre of Quebec (Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec) calls the attack on Sunday January 29, 2017 “a carnage” and “an act of terror” that targeted Muslims only because of their faith.

Six Muslims were murdered and five others were critically injured by 2-3 gunmen who opened fire with automatic machine guns inside the mosque during prayer time. Police have not identified the perpetrators or their motive.

The following is the text of Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec’s statement:

Cry of the heart of the Islamic cultural centre of Quebec

Shock and dismay!

A Cowardly Act and free has touched the Muslim community of Quebec. Of terrorism perpetrated against humans in a state of prayer. A real carnage.

Tonight, we have been hit in the depths of ourselves by an act of terror without a name. Of terrorism!

A shooting in our mosque killing and injuring people in prayer.

We were attacked cowardly because Muslims. Fired at close range because Muslims. Dead because Muslims.

A scene of a brutality without name occurred in front of dozens of citizens québécois including children.

Shots fired, of the dead, loads of ammunition, roar, of the wounded. Blood on the prayer rug. A scene almost of war, our home in Quebec City, our town known for its tranquility. Children attended this barbarity foul.

Yesterday leaflets insulting in our letter box and hateful graffiti on the walls of the great mosque, yesterday also the head of a pig at the entrance to our place of worship, today of dead and wounded. What the future holds for us?

We are Muslims, we are citizens of Quebec and we lead a quiet life and respectful of our neighbors.

Like all our fellow citizens, we aspire to peace and appeasement of hearts!

Today, we are chagrinés and we are angry.

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  1. Canada is under the NWO…. Fact

  2. Kind of IRONIC that the 2 names are that of Muslim ….

  3. Are Canadian Christians the same thing as the Lord’s Resistance Army?

  4. How do we know it was an attack by Muslims? The last name of the shooter is Bissonette. Sounds like French Canadian to me.
    I know alot of peaceful and living Muslims who reside here bc they desire to live in peace. Isis are the radicals , not the same group.

  5. I would be interested in knowing what they call the attack on Christian minorities in the Middle East.

  6. I join so many other Canadians in sorrow for what has happened in Quebec. My prayers are with all of you – with all of us !

  7. Do you think these Muslim Canadians are the same thing as ISIS?

  8. I’ll empathize and give them the same amount of pity and outrage they profess for us after an islamic terrorist attack. I’ll march in the streets for them when they march in the streets for the thousands of North Americans that have been killed by muslim extremists. If they will not speak out against islamic terrorism and condemn those groups that destroy lives and families in the name of Allah, we can’t, surely, be expected to protect and speak out for them. They brought it on, they can fix it. When I see them integrating and acting like people glad to be escaping their medieval imams and their perverse views, I likewise will treat them the same. Respect begets respect. You don’t give it without expecting it.

  9. But when they kill Christians and Jews it’s ok we deserve I guess

  10. I wonder if many Canadians realize that the Governor General can disolve the Parliament in times of crisis. The Senete is untouchable but the PM can be released.
    This can be done WITHOUT the Parliament’s consent.
    Just thought Canadians might like to know this fact.


  11. This 100% Trudeau’s fault. How can he say it’s Islamaphobia when it was muslims who carried out the attack? Trudeau is a useless POS. And Canadians are finally waking up to it.

  12. No one should be persecuted for their faith and that includes Christians and Jews.

  13. If I’m correct it was Muslims that killed 3000 in the attack of 911

  14. And this will be the narrative. We were killed because Canadians hate us……..Islamaphobia. It was Muslims. Muslims kill. Will Trudeau use this to rush in more Muslims to prove diversity is our strength? Probably. Just to prove we are not like those bad Americans who care about their safety and culture.

  15. they released the names and one name is mohomad something

  16. SUSPECTS IDENTIFIED: The terror suspects were identified as Mohamed Khadir and Alexandre Bissonnette, the Canadian TV network TVA Nouvelles reported. Does this still look like an attack on the Muslim faith? Mohommed? Or maybe Muslim internal warfare or ISIS killing other Muslims?

  17. You were not attacked because you are muslims. You were attacked by muslims because they consider you to be apostates.

  18. Terrorism is conspiracy against the Muslims – it responsibility of every Muslim to act as watchman of their area of residence and isolate such elements with the support of law enforcement agencies of particular country.

  19. SUSPECTS IDENTIFIED: The terror suspects were identified as Mohamed Khadir and Alexandre Bissonnette, the Canadian TV network TVA Nouvelles reported.

  20. seems other sects wanted to kill other muslims…typical of them world wide

  21. What about christians being attacked ; persecuted and beheaded because of their faith. Why are muslims the big story when it happens to them

  22. Why doesn’t the RCMP release the names of the suspects? It could possible help this story from getting twisted out of proportion…and define what kind of “terror” we are dealing with here.

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