If mosque was dangerous, government should have acted: Truedau's office

Jessica Hume, National Bureau

, Last Updated: 7:08 PM ET

OTTAWA — If a Montreal mosque that Justin Trudeau visited in 2011 is truly dangerous, the government should have taken action against it by now, the Liberal leader's office said Wednesday.

Trudeau has been under fire by the Tories for visiting the Al-Sunnah Al-Nabawiah mosque, which was named in Pentagon documents leaked to WikiLeaks as an al-Qaida recruitment centre.

A spokesman for Trudeau's office said he is in "constant contact with voters of all faiths" and pointed out the military documents didn't even leak until April 2011, a month after Trudeau's visit.

"In March of 2011, long before the reports of the United States are known, Mr. Trudeau visited the mosque," Mylene Dupere wrote in an e-mail. "Security issues are very important and if the April 2011 report was a real threat, the (Stephen) Harper government should have acted."

Trudeau was not Liberal leader at the time.


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