02/01/2017 05:52 EST

Friend Of Quebec City Attack Victims: 'When They Go Low, We Go High'

Six men, mostly fathers, were killed in the Quebec City attack.

A friend of the Muslim men killed by a gunman in Quebec City has a powerful message for terrorists: “When they go low, we go high.”

Yasmina, whose full name was not made public, quoted former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama in a statement to media on Wednesday.

“It’s just unbelievable. That’s it,” she said. “What to say to the children? Most of them were born here,” she said of the men’s families. “They feel absolutely, totally Quebecois.”

Sunday night's attack left six dead and many others injured. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called it "a despicable act of terror."

“We … tried to teach them the good values of Islam," Yasmina said, "not to be angry, not to do bad things.”

Watch her full statement below.

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