Date: January 30, 2017
UPDATE -PRAYERS FOR QUEBEC CITY MOSQUE VICTIMS -
The Muslim Council of Calgary (MCC) and its affiliate organizations condemn the tragic shooting at Quebec City Mosque worshippers, which resulted in the loss of 6 innocent lives. Five victims are critically injured and 19 are wounded. We offer our prayers and deepest condolence to the victims and their families.
“We surely belong to our Lord and to Him we shall return” Ameen!
The MCC condemns all violence directed towards innocent human beings, irrespective of race, gender, religion, culture or ethnicity. It is not clear who perpetrated this attack as Police is still investigating this tragedy and we ask the authorities to increase their efforts to protect properties and lives of the innocent and bring the perpetrators to justice.
Following the shooting, authorities have arrested two men for questioning. We have learned that both men are students at the local university. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has described this as an act of terrorism against Muslims. At a local level, MCC representatives are in touch with local law enforcement agencies to review the security situation at our facilities throughout the city and have formulated a plan to make sure our Mosques, Musallas and Islamic schools are safe.
MCC will be holding a combined vigil of solidarity and prayer within Canadian society against mass shooting in Quebec tomorrow, Tuesday, 31st January 2017 at 6pm at Akram Jomaa Center. MCC invites and encourages all members of the community to participate.
Muslim Council of Calgary