The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the mosque attack in Egypt:
“I am shocked and horrified by today’s terrorist attack in the al-Rawda mosque in Bir-Al-Abed, which killed and injured hundreds of worshippers.
“On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to the friends and families of the victims of today’s attack. We hope for a complete and rapid recovery for all those injured.
“This senseless attack targeted people praying at their place of worship – a place where they should have felt safe and secure.
“Canada condemns this attack and stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Egypt in this difficult time. We offer our full support to the Government of Egypt, and we will continue to work closely with our allies and the international community to counter violent extremism that leads to such appalling acts.
“We must stand against these acts of terrorism and counter hate by promoting the values of diversity, inclusion, and peace.”