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Justin Trudeau. Photo: CIJnews

Trudeau condemns the “apparent terrorist attack” in Stockholm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the “apparent terrorist attack” which was carried out in Stockholm, Sweden on Friday, April 7, 2017.

Four people were killed and 15 others were wounded after a hijacked beer truck drove through a crowd before crashing into a department store. The driver was arrested by the police. Sweden’s Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven, described the incident as a terrorist attack. The man who was arrested in Märsta, north of Stockholm, and is believed to be the driver of the truck was described by police as a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan, who had reportedly expressed support for ISIS online and was known to intelligence agencies.

In response, Trudeau issued the following statement:

Canada strongly condemns the apparent terrorist attack in Stockholm today, which killed and injured many innocent people. Sophie and I join all Canadians in offering our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed in this cowardly attack. We also hope and pray for a speedy recovery for all those wounded. Canada grieves with our Swedish friends in this difficult time and we offer all possible assistance. We will continue working with our international partners and allies, including Sweden, to fight terrorism and help prevent these senseless acts.

Trudeau government maintains that the Islamic State (aka ISIS, Daesh, Caliphate) and other Islamic terrorist groups has nothing to do with Islam and that Muslims are the greatest victims of their actions.

In an interview (November 12, 2014) to the Islamic Alameen Post magazine, based in Surrey, BC Trudeau was quoted as saying the following:

In reference to the Ottawa shooting and statements given by the other two political leaders, especially when it comes to Canadian Muslims, he feels that they could have done a better job. He [Trudeau] feels that in light of the 9/11 incidents and lessons learned from it, that any time such an incident does occur there has to be strong message needed to be sent to separate the muslims from the terrorist

See also:

  • Governor General to visit Sweden to strengthen ties between “inclusive societies” (click HERE)
  • Governor General in Malmö: “Diversity makes our societies stronger. Inclusivity is the key” (click HERE)
  • Canadian Imam visiting Sweden: refugees should spread Islam in hosting country (click HERE)

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