According to a report from CBC news-Montreal:
Last night, two men entered the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec and started shooting.
As of this moment (keeping in mind that reports on this kind of terrorism usually change), a total of 6 are dead and 19 injured – some of them critically.
Who are the two men – both of whom have been caught and are under arrest?
Are they haters whose idea of “justice” was to kill as many Muslim people as they could – even if the Muslim people in question were doing nothing other than praying to their God?
Given that there are reports the two shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is greater) when shooting, are they Muslims of a different sect, intending to kill fellow Muslims who do not subscribe to their specific view of Islam?
We do not know the answers to any of those questions. And making judgments/casting aspersions before we do makes no sense.
What does make sense is to mourn the loss of people who apparently were not doing a thing wrong when they were shot down, and hope that to the extent it can happen (you can’t undo a murder), justice is both accurate and swift.
UPDATE: The two attackers have tentatively been identified as as Mohamed Khadir and Alexandre Bissonnette. Both are students at Université Laval.
More as it becomes available.
FURTHER UPDATE: Now we are being told that Bissonette is the only shooter. And Mohammed Khadir was a witness, nothing more.
Obviously this story may change again. Updates as they come.