Trudeau Tells Muslim Canadians, "We Will Defend You, We Will Love You"

    Six people were killed in what officials are calling a terrorist attack.

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke directly to Muslim Canadians from the House of Commons Monday, saying they are not alone.

    "Such senseless violence has no place in Canadian society," said Trudeau. "Canada has long been a diverse and accepting nation. We are kind, we are generous, and we embrace one another not in spite of our differences, but because of them."

    “Last night’s horrible crime against the Muslim community was an act of terror committed against Canada, and against all Canadians.”

    "The people who commit these acts mean to test our resolve and weaken our values," he added. "We will not close our minds, we will open our hearts."

    Trudeau's remarks were met with a standing ovation from all members of the House of Commons, as were statements from the other party leaders.

    NDP leader Tom Mulcair opened his remarks with Arabic greeting "as-salamu alaykum" and, like Trudeau, spoke in solidarity with Muslim Canadians.