FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 29, 2018
Montreal, QC – Today is the one year anniversary of the shooting at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Québec City. CIJA issued the following:
“We mourn the loss of six innocent Muslim Canadians who were murdered while at prayer one year ago. We remain horrified by this incident and extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims as they remember and honour their loved ones. We also send our thoughts and prayers to those who were injured and who remain on the challenging road to recovery.”
-David J. Cape, National Chair, CIJA
“The Jewish community joins all Québécois in marking this painful anniversary and calls on all to strengthen efforts to build a society where acceptance and tolerance prevail. The Jewish community stands with our fellow Muslim citizens in the fight against anti-Muslim bigotry. On this solemn occasion, we reaffirm our collective commitment to combating hatred and discrimination in all its forms.”
-Rabbi Reuben Poupko, Co-Chair, CIJA-Québec
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is the advocacy agent of the Jewish Federations of Canada.