On 1st Anniversary of Fatal Attack on Quebec Mosque, Canadians should strengthen resolve to NOT let hate win

“This was a terrorist attack against all Canadians, meant to test our resolve and weaken our values. It failed.” –  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

From the Office of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Posted January 29th, v2018 on Niagara At Large

Statement by the Prime Minister on the first anniversary of the fatal shooting at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today (Monday, January 29th) issued the following statement on the first anniversary of the fatal shooting at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec:

Mourners fill streets of Quebec City for vigil following fatal Mosque attack.

“One year ago tonight, a senseless attack at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec in Ste-Foy claimed the lives of six worshippers and seriously injured nineteen more.

“On this solemn anniversary, I join Canadians across the country to remember and honour those who were taken from us too soon. Our thoughts are with the victims, their loved ones, and all those who still live with the pain and trauma caused by the attack. We also honour the first responders, whose courage and professionalism saved lives that night.

“This was a terrorist attack against all Canadians, meant to test our resolve and weaken our values. It failed. In the wake of the shooting, a solidarity movement formed across the country as Canadians united to condemn the attack and counter hatred with hope.

“A year later, our message has not changed: We are stronger together. No matter our faith or where we were born, we are equal members of this country. We will not let an act of intolerance divide us and make any Canadian feel less at home.

“The Government of Canada stands in solidarity with Canada’s Muslim community. We will continue to fight Islamophobia and take action against it and all other forms of hatred and discrimination, and defend the diversity that makes Canada strong.”

A Brief Afterword from Niagara At Large publisher Doug Draper – The following words from Canada’s Prime Minister – . “No matter our faith or where we were born, we are equal members of this country. We will not let an act of intolerance divide us and make any Canadian feel less at home.” – should apply to Niagara, Ontario’s regional headqurarters too. Shame on Niagara regional chair Al Caslin and his cronies in that building for not standing up for those words.

Remember it when you vote in this coming October’s municipal elections.

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