30 Jan 2017

The Silk Road Institute shocked by Québec attack. Calls for positive discourse on minorities.

30 Jan 2017

The Silk Road Institute is shocked and deeply disturbed by the terrorist attack at a mosque in Québec City, that has left at least six dead and 19 injured.

“It is with shock and sadness that we hear of this horrific act of violence. Our thoughts, prayers, and unconditional support are with the victims and their loved ones in these trying times,” said Silk Road Institute Chair Mohamed Shaheen. “It is imperative that we continue to strengthen communal bonds and tackle all forms of prejudice.”

“We are urging elected officials, media, and pundits to rethink how they talk about minorities and Muslims within our society,” said Silk Road Institute Vice Chair Bochra Manaï. “We need a positive discourse on these groups.”

The Silk Road Institute is a Montréal-based organization dedicated to promoting the artistic expressions of Canada’s under-represented communities and Québec and Canadian Muslims.

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