Masked man fires air gun at windows of Montreal mosque

THE National Council of Canadian Muslims said that on Monday a Montreal mosque, the Centre Communautaire Islamique Assahaba, reported that they were ostensibly targeted by a masked man firing an air gun at the windows of the mosque.
It added: “To the best of our knowledge, no one was injured.”

Yusuf Faqiri, Quebec Director of Public Affairs for NCCM, said: “This has been yet another devastating blow to the feeling of safety and security for Quebec Muslims. It was only in September 2020 when we had the murder of Mohamed-Aslim Zafis outside the IMO mosque in Etobicoke at the hands of a man with alleged ties to a white supremacist group. It was only on January 29, 2017, that we had the Quebec City Mosque massacre.”

He added: “While a more fulsome investigation needs to be completed before we can understand the motivations of the attacker, it is clear that we all have to work together to stamp out all forms of hate and Islamophobia.”