Quebec City Mosque Shooting
In his confession, Alexandre Bissonnette referenced a tweet by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promising to bring more refugees into Canada.
The Islamic Cultural Center of Quebec called the attack "another hateful act."
In the Quebec mosque attack, misreporting meant the attack was characterized as "Muslim terrorism" and boosted far-right propaganda.
Bissonnette, who said he was a fan of U.S. President Donald Trump and far-right French politician Marine Le Pen, had moved into an apartment in the beige block near the mosque in July.
Authorities said a French-Canadian university student was the sole suspect in Sunday's shooting that also wounded 17 people and was described by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as "a terrorist attack."
Court documents identified the gunman in the attack on Sunday evening prayers as Alexandre Bissonnette. He was also charged with five counts of attempted murder, according to court papers.
Two arrests have been made after the Sunday night shooting left six dead.