Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA is shocked and saddened after recent attacks on the Krystalgade Synagogue and the cultural center in Copenhagen that left two people dead - including Dan Uzan, a Jewish volunteer security guard at the synagogue - and five others injured.
We send our deepest condolences to the family of Dan Uzan and that of the other victim. We wish those injured a quick return to full health.
Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt stated:
"When you mercilessly fire deadly bullets at innocent people taking part in a debate, when you attack the Jewish community, you attack our democracy. We will do everything possible to protect our Jewish community."
Just as we were following last month's murderous acts in France, the Canadian Jewish community is horrified by the violence and hatred being inflicted on Jewish people and Jewish institutions in Europe.
These disturbing anti-semitic trends must be condemned and addressed by Jewish leaders in communities across the globe. These acts of violence impact the Jewish people on a global scale, threatening our ability to practice our religion and culture in peace and comfort.
The Canadian Jewish community and Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA stand in solidarity with the Jewish people of Denmark.