JSpaceCanada statement on mosque shooting
January 30, 2017

JSpaceCanada condemns terrorist action in Quebec and Trump’s executive order

Toronto, January 30, 2017 – JSpaceCanada is shocked and saddened at the news that six people were murdered while praying at a mosque in Quebec City last night. While full details have yet to be released, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has described this crime as a terrorist act. JSpaceCanada deplores any and all terrorist activity no matter where the terrorism takes place or against whom the terror is directed. We pray that those injured recover fully and we stand with our brothers and sisters in the Muslim community and with all Canadians who condemn hate in our country.

All Jewish organizations must stand up in protest to President Donald Trump’s immigration ban that singles out some Muslim countries. There is an inherent immorality in rejecting refugees on an arbitrary basis, while poisoning the discourse with hateful rhetoric and propaganda to justify his executive orders. President Trump has shown us yet again that fear mongering and scapegoating minorities works to grab power as we have seen historically throughout the ages. What an awful irony that he imposed the ban on the international Holocaust memorial day.

JSpaceCanada joins with all progressive Jewish organizations, and all like-minded people who believe in human rights and humanitarian causes, to uphold our Canadian and Jewish values of welcoming the stranger. The barbaric, murderous attack on the mosque in Quebec is just one example of the terrible worldwide impact of President Trump’s hate and fear mongering, and we should all stand in solidarity against it.

Jewish groups respond to Quebec mosque shooting and Trump's immigration order

Canadian Jews Condemn Trump Immigration orderThe Canadian Jewish News

The Canadian Rabbinic Caucus Horrified by Shooting at Mosque in Quebec — CIJA

CIJA Statement on Immigration and Refugee Debate in the U.S. — CIJA

CIJA Horrified and Outraged by Murderous Attack on Mosque in Quebec City — CIJA

Rabbi Bulka: After the mosque attack, let's be ‘loud’ in our embrace of fellow Canadians — Ottawa Citizen

Jewish Groups Across the Spectrum Unite in Condemnation of Trump’s Refugee Ban — Tablet Magazine

Anti-Defamation League Vows ‘Relentless Fight’ against Trump over Refugee Ban — Jerusalem Post

Jews across U.S. join airport protests of Trump refugee ban — Jewish Telegraph Agency

AJC Condemns Attack on Canada Mosque — American Jewish Committee

AJC Statement on Trump Administration Refugee Policy — American Jewish Committee
JSpaceCanada is a pro-Israel, pro-peace Jewish organization, providing a safe space for discussions of the Middle East from a variety of perspectives. We oppose all attempts to delegitimize Israel through boycotts, divestment and sanctions. JSpaceCanada supports a negotiated settlement between Israel and the Palestinians that results in two states for two peoples living together in peace.