Canadian police have charged the suspect in recent terrorist attack against a mosque in Quebec City with 11 charges of murder and attempted murder.
Alexandre Bissonnete opened fire on worshipers in Quebec’s Islamic Cultural Center on Sunday evening, killing six people and injuring 19 others.
The 27-year-old student was charged with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder on Monday.
“Why is this happening here? This is barbaric,” said Mohamed Yangui, the mosque's president.
Yangui was not in the mosque when the shooting occurred, but received calls from people at evening prayers. He did not know the number of casualties, saying they had been taken to different hospitals in Quebec City.
The news coincides with U.S. President Donald Trump’s ban on citizens of 7 Muslim-majority countries that blocks them from entering the United States.
Two suspects were arrested after the shooting, with Bissonnette remained the main suspect while the other was being treated as a witness.
Several Islamophobic threats have targeted Muslims in Quebec in recent years. Last summer, a pig’s head was left on the doorsteps of the mosque which was targeted in Quebec. In 20015, a video which threatened Muslims had gone viral.