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CAIR-CAN Condemns Vandalism at Quebec Mosques

CAIR-CAN Condemns Vandalism at Quebec Mosques

(OTTAWA, CANADA – 02/09/06) – The Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN) is condemning the vandalism of two mosques in Quebec and is calling on police to bring the perpetrators to justice.

According to reports, windows were smashed at the Islamic Cultural Centre and the Al-Hissane Islamic Centre in Laval, Quebec, just outside of Montreal.

For a news report of the incident, please see:
http://www.cjad.com/content/cp_article.asp?id=/global_feeds/CanadianPress/Na
tionalNews/n020906A.htm

In a statement released today, CAIR-CAN said:

“CAIR-CAN condemns the recent acts of vandalism committed against two Islamic centres in Quebec. We are disturbed by this act of violence and hope that there will be no recurrences of such hateful acts in this community. At this time, it is crucial for Canadians of all faiths to continue dialogue and peaceful discussion.

“We call on the local police to be vigilant in protecting the Canadian Muslim community and to bring the perpetrators of this act to justice.”

For more information, please contact Sarah Elgazzar at 514-776-6566.

CAIR-CAN
Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations
P.O. Box 13219, Ottawa, ONT, K2K 1X4
Tel: 1-866-524-0004
Fax: 613-254-9810
URL: www.caircan.ca

 

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