ADL Stands in Solidarity with Canada Following Terror Attacks on Parliament Hill and Montreal

New York, NY, October 23, 2014 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed strong support to the government and people of Canada following a terror attack on Parliament Hill on October 22 and a hit-and-run attack on two soldiers in Montreal on October 20.

“Unfortunately, as we have witnessed from these shocking terror attacks, Canada is not immune from the horrendous extremism and terrorism afflicting the globe,” said Barry Curtiss-Lusher, ADL National Chair, and Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. “We stand in solidarity with Canada in its resolve to fight extremism and efforts to protect the security of its vibrant democratic society.”

ADL offered condolences to the family of the corporal and soldier who were murdered in the incidents on Parliament Hill and in Montreal.

The League recently released a report on homegrown Islamic extremism, describing how terrorists are being recruited and self-radicalized. In addition, ADL has extensive resources on domestic and international extremism and terrorism including how ISIS is employing social media to spread its messages and recruit followers.

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.

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