After criticism, Scheer adds word 'Muslim' to statement on New Zealand mosque attacks - 2019-03-15

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F0.png After criticism, Scheer adds word 'Muslim' to statement on New Zealand mosque attacks March 15, 2019, Mia Rabson, Canadian Press, CTV News

OTTAWA -- Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer issued two statements on the terrorist attacks in New Zealand on Friday -- the second after being criticized for not mentioning in the first that the attack was against Muslims at mosques during their Friday prayers.

Two Conservative MPs have also cancelled an event on Monday with a British parliamentarian who has been accused of promoting anti-Islamic sentiments "out of respect" for Muslims reeling from the attacks that killed 49 people.

Scheer posted to Twitter and Facebook late Thursday evening in Canada as news of the attacks was reported, saying "freedom has come under attack" and mentioning "peaceful worshippers" and a "despicable act of evil."

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{{cite news | first = Mia | last = Rabson | title = After criticism, Scheer adds word 'Muslim' to statement on New Zealand mosque attacks | url = https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/after-criticism-scheer-adds-word-muslim-to-statement-on-new-zealand-mosque-attacks-1.4338025 | work = Canadian Press | publisher = CTV News | date = March 15, 2019 | accessdate = April 23, 2019 }}