Six people were killed and eight wounded when gunmen opened fire at a Quebec City mosque during Sunday night prayers, in what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a “terrorist attack on Muslims.” Police said two suspects had been arrested, but gave no details about them or what prompted the attack.
In Germany, which has taken in large numbers of people fleeing the Syrian civil war, Chancellor Angela Merkel said the global fight against terrorism was no excuse for the measures and “does not justify putting people of a specific background or faith under general suspicion,” her spokesman said.
Stephen Colbert turned his focus on the “Three Amigos” North American summit last night, mocking the awkward three-way handshake between President Obama, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and highlighting the Canadian parliaments heartfelt farewell to Obama.
This partnership will see our countries stand side by side as we work toward the common goal of a North America that is competitive, that encourages clean growth, and that protects our shared environment now and for generations to come,” pronounced summit host, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Trudeau’s official visit will be capped by a state dinner on Thursday, making him the first Canadian leader to be granted that honor since 1997.
Outside of the increasingly fascist looking rallies he has been holding, the rest of the world is shocked by the antics of the Republican Party’s lead candidate.
“The visit will be an opportunity for the United States and Canada to deepen their bilateral relationship, which is one of the closest and most extensive in the world,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement.
Liberal Party leader: “My friends, we beat fear with hope. We beat cynicism with hard work. We beat negative, divisive politics with a positive vision that brings Canadians together.”