—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
NEW YORK, NY (January 28, 2017) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) condemns the terror attack at a mosque in Québec City today that reportedly killed five people and injured several.
ICNA extends its deepest condolences to the families of those killed and prays for the speedy recovery of the injured at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center.
According to news media, witnesses said the shooting was carried out by three attackers during evening prayers at about 8:00 pm today.
ICNA also calls for quick apprehension of the culprits and appeals to Muslim leadership in Canada and the United States to take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of its communities and institutions.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. It serves as both a reminder of one of the most traumatizing occurrences to unfold on American soil and as a testimony to the resilience of every community living here in America.