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Ottawa Muslims condemn massacre of Ismaili Muslims in Karachi
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2015

Ottawa Muslims condemn massacre of Ismaili Muslims in Karachi

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Ottawa, Ontario (May 14, 2015) - The Muslim Coordinating Council of the National Capital Region (MCC-NCR) express our shock and grief at the massacre of at least 45 of our Ismaili Shia brothers and sisters in Karachi, Pakistan on May 13, 2015. We condemn this heinous crime in the strongest terms and offer heart felt condolences to Ismaili Muslims in Ottawa, and all over the world. 

We note with dismay that the killing of Ismaili Shia Muslims is a part of a continuing pattern of persecution and harassment of religious minorities by extremist groups, that has included attacks on mosques, killing of doctors and teachers in Karachi,  and attacks resulting in death and injury of a large number of men, women, and children of the Hazara community in the province of Baluchistan. The MCC-NCR calls upon the Government of Pakistan to take effective measures for the prevention of attacks on religious minorities in Pakistan.

 
President, Anwar ul Haq, Ottawa, Tel: 613-863-9441 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Spokesperson, Mohammed Azhar Ali Khan, Tel: 613-820-1064, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
 
Media Committee, Tariq Ahsan Tel: 613-830-3106 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
Further Reading: 
 

Aga Khan Speaks Out As Pakistan's Ismaili Shiites Reel From First Major Attack Against Community (International Business Times)

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Terrorist Attack on Ismailis in Pakistan

Live Updates (Agencies Live Pakistan)

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The Muslim Coordinating Council of the National Capital Region aspires to serve and uplift the Muslims of the region and help them to become highly respected, productive, integral and cherished components of the Canadian mosaic and proud and useful citizens of Canada.

Our aim is to unite Muslim organizations, all Ottawa/Gatineau mosque Imams, and individuals in the region to work together constructively to serve the community more effectively – especially the most vulnerable segments, such as refugees, women victims of violence, youth who might be attracted to drugs, alcohol or violence, refugees, new immigrants, ill, mentally ill, those in detention, seniors, new Muslims and so on.

We also wish to work with fellow Canadians of other backgrounds and faiths to promote human rights, dignity, equality and justice and good citizenship and to oppose racism and bigotry. 

Website: www.mccncr.org/