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Quebec City Mosque Shooting 6 Dead 8 Dead

Bernnie Federko

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SQ says 6 people killed, 8 injured at Ste-Foy mosque #QCshooting deemed "terrorist act" - 2 suspects in custody

6 dead, 2 arrested after shooting at Quebec City mosque
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard call shooting an act of terrorism

Quebec City Police said they are working with the RCMP and the Quebec provincial police. (Mathieu Belanger/Reuters)

Quebec provincial police say six people are dead and eight were wounded after shots were fired inside a mosque on Sunday night during evening prayers.

Sûreté du Québec Sgt. Christine Coulombe says the victims range in age from 35 to 70. Some of the wounded are considered to be in critical condition.

Thirty-nine people escaped the Islamic cultural centre of Quebec in the Sainte-Foy neighbourhood without injuries, according to Coulombe.

Perimeters and road blocks have been erected in other areas of Quebec City by police as part of their investigation.

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said it was obvious that the shooting should be treated as an act of terrorism.

"It's an murderous act directed at a specific community," he said at a press conference just after 1:30 a.m.

"I think the majority of citizens, not just in Quebec but elsewhere, would describe it that way."

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard speaks to Muslim community 0:17

Earlier Couillard said that "Quebec categorically rejects this barbaric violence" and offered solidarity with the families of the victims.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the shooting, which he described as a "terrorist attack on Muslims in a centre of worship and refuge," in a statement.

"Muslim-Canadians are an important part of our national fabric, and these senseless acts have no place in our communities, cities and country," said Trudeau.

Attack on the ground floor
Quebec City Police Const. Étienne Doyon said mostly men were gathered inside the mosque when the shooting began just before 8 p.m.

At the moment of the attack, the men were praying on the ground floor of the building, while women and children were upstairs.

Two suspects were arrested, one of whom was apprehended after a chase that ended near l'île d'Orléans. Police are looking into the possibility the suspects attended Laval University, a source close to the investigation told Radio-Canada.

An ambulance is parked at the scene of a fatal shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City. Police would later say six were killed, with the victims ranging in age from 35 to 70. (Mathieu Belanger/Reuters)

By 10:40 p.m. police said the "situation is under control."

"The building is secure and the occupants evacuated. The investigation continues," Quebec City Police tweeted.

Quebec City Police said they are working with the RCMP and the provincial police.

'A Québécois accent'
A witness, who asked to remain anonymous, told CBC's French-language service Radio-Canada that two masked individuals entered the mosque.

"It seemed to me that they had a Québécois accent. They started to fire, and as they shot they yelled, 'Allahu akbar!' The bullets hit people that were praying. People who were praying lost their lives. A bullet passed right over my head," said the witness.

"There were even kids. There was even a three-year-old who was with his father."

Martin St. Louis holds a sign that reads "la paix pas la guerre" (peace, not war). (Francis Vachon/The Canadian Press)

'We love you': calls for solidarity with Muslims
Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume fought back tears, saying the city is in mourning.

"To the Muslim community, our neighbours, our co-citizens, who count on our support and solidarity, I want to say, 'we love you,'" said Labeaume.

Couillard also wanted to share a message of solidarity with Quebec's Muslim community.

"We are with you. You are at home. And you are welcome at home," he said.

A few dozen people were inside the Islamic cultural centre of Quebec in the Sainte-Foy neighbourhood when the shooting began just after 8 p.m. (Canadian Press)

Politicians across Canada and the world have also joined in to tweet their support for the mosque, while denouncing the act.

"Horrified at the news of a shooting in a mosque tonight in Québec City. We stand with our Muslim neighbours against this act of hatred," NDP leader Tom Mulcair tweeted.

The administration of the mosque thanked citizens for their outpouring of support on their Facebook page late in the evening.

According to Quebec City Police, the shooting began just before 8 p.m. (Maxime Corneau/Radio-Canada)

"Thank you for the hundreds of compassionate messages coming from everywhere," the mosque wrote.

Vigils have been planned for the coming days across the province.

Security increased around mosques
Quebec Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux said that places of worship across the province have been placed under surveillance, with police in Quebec City deployed around close to a dozen places of worship.

Both Montreal and Gatineau, Que., said they will be increasing security and surveillance in the wake of the shooting.

Gatineau Police said they will pay "particular attention to the surroundings of mosques."

Quebec City police said two have been arrested, but at a late night news conference declined to give any further information on the suspects. (Radio-Cananda)

The incident comes at the end of a weekend in which an untold number were detained at U.S. airports, and thousands of others protested across North America, as a result of a temporary travel and refugee ban concerning seven Muslim-majority nations which new U.S. president Donald Trump signed off on in an executive order.

The Islamic cultural centre of Quebec, meanwhile, has been the target of vandals in the past.

Last June, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a pig's head was left on the doorstep of the mosque.

Authorities are asking anyone with information into Sunday's attack to contact Quebec provincial police at 1-800-659-4264.

With files from Radio-CanadaReport Typo


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Pigs head should have been taken more seriously, clearly.

Sad day for Canada, terror happens here too


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IN a debate on the muslim country travel ban on CNN just now

This guy was responding to Jennifer Granholm that her opposition the travel ban was rooted in political correctness and we can see what political correctness does cause "what country had a terrorist attack this weekend, Canada!"

I don't think he even knew who killed who here. Autopilot breakdown for this guy, who is usually a good sport for braving Bill Maher from time to time he's just a bit of a block of wood between the ears.


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I still remember my buddy's step mom at a wonderful New Year's family dinner he invited me to in Quebec circa 2003 or so.

Nice enough lady, but proudly declared: "Je ne suis pas raciste, sauf pour les muslements".

Was about the only time I ever heard the french version of "I'm not racist but".


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Did George Soros fund this as well?

And conveniently happens as Trump's immigration ban is the topic du jour.

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Bernnie Federko

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That Soros, he's sure not very clever. He's always been seen doing all the bad things by the basement bedroom private eye brigade.

I mean, let's be honest; You'd think by now he'd have given up by now since all the Truther Alumni have totally succeeded in exposing him as being so dastardly transparent...
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Dumbest Smartest People ever are the people in the center of conspiracy lore - crafty enough to fool millions, stupid enough to be caught EVERY TIME by reddit sleuths and AboveTopSecret Massiv


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Dumbest Smartest People ever are the people in the center of conspiracy lore - crafty enough to fool millions, stupid enough to be caught EVERY TIME by reddit sleuths and AboveTopSecret Massiv
That's giving far too much credit to a bunch of silly twits who have zero grasp on readily available political and historical fact, or the desire to seek it out. There's a high level of narcissism at play in these folks. They're happier in trolling and claiming knowledge of an exclusive, pseudo-reality than they are in trying to comprehend the truth.


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...and to get back to the actual topic...

This event and its inevitable ramifications make me very, very sad.

Bernnie Federko

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Then set up a meeting with George Soros and have him reconsider. Let him know you mean business.

Tell him you and your Internet buddies have been investigating what he's been up to and think he should calm down.
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Guess Spencer never ventured into the valley. Quebec City is only pretty up on the hill
A good portion of the beauty and history lie below the hill, including the valley. My cousin lives there and his area is absolutely stunning. ...but I guess we live in a world of absolutes via generalization now.


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Well the strip my motel was on wasn't that nice..;)
Yeah. I remember the first time I drove through Scarborough, down Kingston. Motel row isn't really reflective of the entire area. ...even the beautiful spots right near by.
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Spicer is using this as a means of justifying the entry ban. The march of the ass-hats is well underway. Thoughts and prayers to follow. Stay tuned.


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SO i guess the Canada ban is coming up eh?
Hardly. ...and - based on what we know about the suspect- I'm not sure what twisted logic you'd have to employ to use this event as a means of justifying Drumph's order. Quite the opposite, in fact.
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