Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau—who over the weekend said Canada would welcome refugees, after U.S. President Donald Trump suspended the U.S. refugee program and temporarily barred citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States—condemned the shooting as a “terrorist attack on Muslims in a center of worship and refuge.”

“It is heart-wrenching to see such senseless violence,” Trudeau said. “Diversity is our strength, and religious tolerance is a value that we, as Canadians, hold dear.”

“Muslim-Canadians are an important part of our national fabric, and these senseless acts have no place in our communities, cities and country,” he added.

CBC News reports:

Quebec provincial police spokeswoman Christine Coulombe said early Monday that the dead ranged in age from 35 to 70.

The Montreal Gazette cited assistant director Patrick Lalonde of the Montreal police in reporting that in the wake of Sunday night’s incident, police contacted Muslim leaders in Montreal and increased police presence around all mosques in the city. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio also said police were providing additional protection for mosques in that city—while noting that “the awful attack in Quebec is not an outlier.” He pointed to reports of an early-Saturday fire that destroyed a Texas mosque.

“It’s getting very serious,” the president of one Montreal mosque told CBC News. “Our lives are in danger.”

Yet one journalist reported on Twitter that the Muslim community remains resolute following the attack:

CBC News has a live blog with updates.

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