Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA stands in solidarity with the Muslim community following an act of terrorism that left six people dead and eight others injured after a shooting at a Quebec City mosque Sunday night.
Photo: Bouquets lay in the snow near the entrance to the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec (background) in Quebec City Jan. 30, 2017.[
"Our thoughts are with the families of the victims of this tragedy. In these unprecedented times, we must stand together against hatred and violence. The Canadian Jewish community stands in solidarity with the Muslim community of Quebec City and Canada as they struggle to deal with the aftermath of this act of terrorism in the days to come."
"We call on Jews across the country to join our Muslim brothers and sisters and all Canadians of good faith and participate in solidarity vigils from coast to coast. Standing together, our determination to reject this hatred, will be the most powerful response to intolerance and violence.
"There is no room for such acts of hate in our society, and we are confident that Canadian law enforcement will bring the perpetrators of this heinous attack to swift justice."
Prime minister Justin Trudeau affirmed on Twitter the values the Jewish community shares with Canada "Such senseless violence has no place in Canadian society. We will not close our minds. We will open our hearts." Read his full statement here
Canada has always been a country that celebrates diversity and multiculturalism and espouses the values of peace and tolerance. Solidarity vigils are scheduled in communities across the country. Contact your local federation for details on events in your area.