NCCM condemns brazen attacks in Edmonton

-For Immediate Release-

(Ottawa – October 1, 2017) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent civil liberties & advocacy organization, categorically condemns the brazen and senseless attacks in Edmonton on Saturday night.

An Edmonton police constable was stabbed by a suspect who is later alleged to have driven a truck aiming to mow down pedestrians. Four people were injured, along with the policeman. The suspect is now in police custody. A Daesh flag was allegedly found in the vehicle. Edmonton police are investigating the incident as a terrorist attack.

“We denounce these cowardly acts of wanton violence in Edmonton. There is never any justification for such criminal acts. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families,” says NCCM Executive Director Ihsaan Gardee.

“Canadian Muslims stand united with all Canadians against all forms of hate and violence. We urge local authorities to bring the perpetrator quickly to justice. Such despicable acts must be punished to the fullest extent of the law,” says Gardee.