Muslim Association of Canada Condemns Violence in Ottawa and Montreal

Mississauga – October 22, 2014 – The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) emphasizes the holistic
message of Islam within the context of Canada’s diverse society.

Today, MAC issued the following statement about the recent violence in Ottawa and Montreal:
“MAC would like to offer its condolences to the victims of violence over the past week. We are
horrified by these acts of violence, especially in the Parliament of our nation’s capital. We stand
with all Canadians in condemning these attacks and seeking justice for those responsible. MAC
strongly rejects any threats against the safety and security of Canadians, and we consider it a
civic duty on all to oppose such threats.
In times like these, we draw on our collective national character, to seek that Canadian sense of
resilience; and dedication to duty and the work of the nation.”