Hizb ut Tahrir Canada, the Canadian branch of the global Islamic movement Hizb ut Tahrir (حزب التحرير)which calls for the establishment of the Islamic State and implementation of Islamic Law (Sharia), says that the terrorist attack on the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec is not surprising “given the climate of hatred engendered and nurtured by such opportunistic politics.”
Alexandre Bissonnette of Quebec City faces 6 counts of first degree murder and 5 counts of attempted murder in connection with the shooting in the mosqueon January 29, 2017.
In an official statementon February 3, 2017, the organization shared its insights about the economic and political sources of the Western animosity towards Muslims:
As the Capitalist economy fails the masses, the political class in the Western Capitalist nations can either rise to the occasion and choose to make positive changes to alleviate the suffering of the people, or, alternatively, they can choose to push cheap politics that scapegoat Muslims and other minorities for the problems caused by a failing system. Unfortunately, it seems that the political class in the Capitalist nations have opted for the latter.
The politics of fear and hatred also gives them a license to invade the Muslim world and interfere in the affairs of the Muslims in order to further their economic and political interests. The destruction of entire countries, such as Iraq, is the result of such policies.
According Hizb ut Tahrir Canada, Muslims should stick the teachings of Islam and strive to make the word of Allah the “true solution for mankind”, meaning implementation of the Islamic Law globally:
Muslims everywhere should not succumb to the pressure to compromise in our Deen [religion of Islam]. Rather, we must remain strong in our trust in Allah سبحانه وتعالى, and arm ourselves with Thabaat (steadfastness) in the face of such hatred and violence, and continue to call for the true solution for mankind: the mercy and guidance in the systems revealed by Allah سبحانه وتعالى in the texts of the Qur’an and the Sunnah. May Allah سبحانه وتعالى grant us strength, protect us and our families, and make us of the steadfast on His Deen [religion of Islam].