The mainstream media in Canada has turned much like the mainstream media in America, such as CNN and MSNBC, blaming terrorist crimes on the rise of Islamophobia and not terrorist groups who kill millions of people around the world.
The National Council of Canadian Muslims also condemned the attack and said Islamophobia is on the rise in Canada.
“The fact that the attack was on a mosque strongly suggests that this was a hate crime and an act of terrorism. This is the nightmare scenario that Canadian Muslims have been dreading,” Ihsaan Gardee, NCCM’s Executive Director, said in a statement.
“There is already a growing and documented climate of Islamophobia in Canada. There are legitimate fears that Trump’s so-called Muslim ban and accompanying rhetoric will lead to more hate, and further acts of violence like this.”
The suspect names have not yet been released.