– World Sikh Organization condemns Quebec terror attack that killed six

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Quebec City, Canada, 31 January 2017. In a press statement, the World Sikh Organization of Canada condemned the terror attack on Sunday, January 29, in Quebec. During the attack last night, two gunmen entered the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec in Sainte-Foy, Quebec City and killed six people.

Terming the incident as horrific, World Sikh Organization said that the Sikh community stands in solidarity with the Muslims.

The attack took place yesterday at 7:50 PM. Quebec police have confirmed that six people were killed and two more are in critical condition.

“Make no mistake: This was a terrorist attack. This was a group of innocents targeted for practicing their faith,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the House of Commons on Monday afternoon.

WSO President Mukhbir Singh said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of last night’s horrific shooting. Today, Canadians stand together to condemn this act of terror and stand in solidarity with the Muslim community.”

“We will guard our shared values of diversity and inclusion even more jealously and we will work to prevail over the forces of hatred and bigotry. We are confident that law enforcement agencies will work quickly to bring those responsible for this tragedy to justice.”

The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) is a non-profit organization with a mandate to promote and protect the interests of Canadian Sikhs as well as to promote and advocate for the protection of human rights for all individuals, irrespective of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, and social and economic status.