Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Premier Says Latest Hateful Act against Muslim Community 'Crossed a Line'

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Premier Says Latest Hateful Act against Muslim Community 'Crossed a Line'

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Couillard says car burning 'crossed a line'

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Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says a line has been crossed with the torching of a mosque president's car and that citizens need to come together and clearly take a stand against hate.

Police confirmed Wednesday a car belonging to Mohamed Labidi, president of the Quebec City mosque where six men were shot dead in January, was set on fire earlier this month.

The incident occurred days after Quebec City's mayor announced an agreement with the mosque on the creation of a new Muslim cemetery in the city.

"The more that people who commit these acts feel condemned by society, the more -- I hope -- it'll be harder for them to repeat them," Couillard told reporters on Thursday. …

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