Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada categorically condemns the attack on a public school in Peshawar, Pakistan, according to a press release.

Tragically, over 140 people have been reported dead with hundreds more critically injured in this gruesome and cowardly attack. Ahmadi Muslims across Canada, some of whom have deep ties to Peshawar, Pakistan are mourning with the families and friends of those afflicted by this horrible atrocity.

“Education is the very key which will defeat extremist organizations,”said Mr Lal Khan Malik, National President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Canada in a statement. “Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) taught Muslims to attain the maximum education possible.”

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at is no stranger to such targeted attacked by the Taliban in Pakistan. On May 28th, 2010 the Taliban attacked two Ahmadiyya Muslim mosques filled with worshippers in Lahore, Pakistan, killing over 90 Ahmadi Muslim.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada will be holding a special prayer for the victims of the Peshawar school shooting tonight at 7:30pm EST at the Baitul Islam Mosque, Vaughan Ontario.