Tory leader issues new statement on attacks including mention of Muslims
|CTVnews 15 Mar 2019 at 11:43|
OTTAWA - Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has issued a revised statement on the terrorist attacks in New Zealand after being criticized for not mentioning that the attack was against Muslims at mosques during their Friday prayers.
The National Council of Canadian Muslims says in a statement that after the attacks in Christchurch and the Quebec City mosque shooting that killed six people during prayers in 2017, Muslims feel vulnerable and unsafe and that it is "essential" that political leaders call the attacks for what they are: Islamophobic terrorism.
The statement does not mention Scheer by name but he is the only Canadian political leader whose public response to the attacks did not mention either Muslims or mosques.
Former Conservative Maxime Bernier, now the leader of the People s Party of Canada, hasn t posted anything about the attacks at all.