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Laval University Muslim student association sends love to victims of mosque shooting

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The Muslim Student Association of Laval University held a news conference Tuesday night addressing Sunday’s attack on a Quebec City mosque.

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The association said it sends love and prayers to all those who have been victimized by the deadly shooting attack and took the opportunity to denounce all hate speech.

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The group said it will work with Laval University to offer counselling to students in need, with a goal to ensure that the school remains a safe environment for all.

The association said it also wants to recognize the overwhelming support they have received from fellow students and concerned people all around the world.

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WATCH BELOW: Reaction to the deadly attack

Attack in Quebec City

Sunday night, six people were killed and eight more were injured, including several children, during a shooting at the the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec in Sainte-Foy.

Police and public officials are treating the incident at the Quebec mosque as an act of terrorism.

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In a message to Quebec’s Muslim community Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said, “We are with you, this is your home, we are all Quebecers.”

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The centre was also the target of vandalism last summer when a pig’s head was delivered to it during Ramadan.

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