CAIR-CAN CONDEMNS ATTACK AGAINST ISLAMIC SCHOOL IN OTTAWA - TOP
(OTTAWA, CANADA - 9/23/06) - The Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN) has condemned the recent act of vandalism committed against a Muslim school in the Ottawa area. The attack took place early Saturday morning with the resulting fire causing extensive damage to the property. One media report has cited the amount of damage to be close to a hundred thousand dollars.
This most recent episode is part of a disturbing trend of similar incidents that have occurred across Canada this year.
To view the CAIR-CAN release concerning the mosque attack that took place in
Manitoba two weeks ago, please click here:
In a statement released today, CAIR-CAN said:
"CAIR-CAN is calling on local politicians and security officials in Ottawa to demonstrate leadership by standing in support with the Muslim community against this latest attack. Security officials must investigate this incident and bring the criminals responsible to justice. CAIR-CAN is confident that the prompt response of the Hate Crime Unit as well as other division of the Ottawa Police will provide the answers to the questions that many in the community are looking to them to provide.
"CAIR-CAN further encourages all Ottawa residents and citizens of conscience across Canada to engage in outreach efforts within their communities. By strengthening relations and building bridges to defend democratic values, Canadians can stand united and show hate groups that their malicious agendas will not be tolerated in civil society."
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