Canadian PM Calls Mosque Shooting a 'Terrorist Attack on Muslims'

"We're going to put the safety of Americans first, we're not going to wait and react, as I said in the statement, the president is going to be very proactive in protecting this country", he added.

An ambulance is parked at the scene of a fatal shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City, Canada, Jan. 29, 2017. "In 2013, police investigated after a mosque in the Saguenay region of Quebec was splattered with what was believed to be pig blood".

Canada Zakat, part of a Canadian Muslim empowerment organization called DawaNet, set up a GoFundMe campaign that has raised almost $162,000 and counting in just one day.

Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. "It is heart-wrenching to see such senseless violence".

"Last night this community experienced something that no community should ever have to know: unspeakable cruelty and violence perpetrated on those who came together in friendship and in faith", Mr Trudeau said.

The six men killed ranged in age from 39 to 60, said Inspector Martin Plante of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Reaction from Canada's leaders meanwhile has been unanimous in expressing shock and condemnation over the attack and killings at the mosque in Ste Foy, just outside Quebec City.

The premier of Quebec province, Philippe Couillard, said security would be increased at mosques in Quebec City and Montreal.

"Muslim-Canadians are an important part of our national fabric, and these senseless acts have no place in our communities, cities and country", Trudeau said in his statement.

Per multiple media reports, the mosque, Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center, has been subject to previous incidents of harassment.

Like France, Quebec has struggled at times to reconcile its secular identity with a rising Muslim population, many of them North African emigrants.

The suspect was arrested in his vehicle on a bridge leading from Quebec City to Ile d'Orleans, where he called police to say he wanted to cooperate with the authorities, the BBC reported.

Bissonnette also has been charged with five counts of attempted murder in the shooting at a mosque late Sunday. "This is barbaric", said the mosque's president, Mohamed Yangui, according to Reuters.

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