B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International strongly condemns the terrorist attack at a mosque in Québec City. On Jan. 29, law enforcement officials say Alexandre Bissonnette entered the Québec Islamic Cultural Centre and began shooting at more than 50 people. Officials say Bissonnette killed six and wounded 19. He has been arrested and according to the BBC, charged with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder.
This senseless bloodshed is fueled by hatred and intolerance.
B’nai B’rith will continue its commitment to fight fanaticism that leads to terrorism. We will always advocate for those whose voices are silenced.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families, and we wish for a speedy recovery for those injured.