A mosque in the Canadian city of Toronto continued to close Tuesday after receiving mass murder threats, while police are investigating the incident, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his annoyance at these threats.
In a tweet on Twitter, the National Council of Canadian Muslims stated that at least one of the messages the mosque received on Saturday threatened a mass shooting, such as the one that occurred in 2019 in two New Zealand mosques, which left 51 people dead.
“We will not call the mosque for fear of receiving more threats,” Mustafa Farouk, CEO of the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood, said in a press statement.
He explained that the emails were unusually violent, and that these threats could not be dealt with lightly, which is why the mosque was closed and remains closed.
“We will not allow anyone who intimidates and intimidates us to succeed. We will support the mosque as Canadian Muslims, and many societies stand by our side,” Farouk added.
For his part, Prime Minister Trudeau said – in a press statement – that he was deeply disturbed by this news.
Toronto Mayor John Tory described the threats as “totally unacceptable,” saying that the threats would not intimidate the Muslim community.
And last September, a volunteer was stabbed to death at a mosque in Toronto.