Videos Show Someone Violently Breaking Into A Montreal Mosque

A federal MP called it a "despicable and hateful attack."

Senior Editor
Videos shared by the Canadian Muslim Forum show an individual breaking into a Montreal mosque.

Videos shared by the Canadian Muslim Forum show an individual breaking into a Montreal mosque.

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Videos posted online by the Canadian Muslim Forum (CMF) show an individual chasing another person with a baton, entering a downtown Montreal mosque through a broken glass door, and, once inside, violently throwing an object at another glass door.

The CMF identified the place of worship as the Al Oumma mosque on rue Saint-Dominique between rue Sainte-Catherine and boulevard René-Lévesque.

The organization called the incident an example of Islamophobic terror in Canada.

Federal MP for Ville-Marie Marc Miller shared one of the CMF's videos on Twitter, calling the break-in a "despicable and hateful attack."

"I trust that this Islamophobic attack will be fully investigated by [the Montreal police]!" he wrote. "Worshippers must feel safe as they gather to pray."

Multiple media outlets have reported that Montreal police have arrested a suspect in connection with this event.

MTL Blog has reached out to the SPVM for more information. We'll update this article when we receive a response.

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Thomas MacDonald
Senior Editor
Thomas is MTL Blog's Senior Editor. He lives in Saint-Henri and loves it so much that he named his cat after it. On weekdays, he's publishing stories, editing and helping to manage MTL Blog's team of amazing writers. His beats include the STM, provincial and municipal politics and Céline Dion. On weekends, you might run into him brunching at Greenspot, walking along the Lachine Canal or walking Henri the cat in Parc Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier.