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World In vigil remembering Canadian Muslim family, a vow that 'this is our city'

04:10  09 june  2021
04:10  09 june  2021 Source:   reuters.com

Thousands march in support of Muslim family killed in truck attack in Canada

  Thousands march in support of Muslim family killed in truck attack in Canada Thousands march in support of Muslim family killed in truck attack in CanadaLONDON, Ontario (Reuters) - Thousands of people marched on Friday in support of a Canadian Muslim family run over and killed by a man driving a pick-up truck last Sunday in an attack the police described as a hate crime.

" This is our city ," Bilal Rahhal, chair of the London Muslim Mosque, told the crowd. "Never allow anyone to make you think otherwise because of the color of your skin, your faith, or where you were born. Nathaniel Veltman, 20, has been charged with driving a pickup truck onto a curb and hitting the family in London, a city of over 400,000 people located 200km (124.27 miles) southwest of Toronto. He was arrested on Sunday just a few hundred meters from the London Muslim Mosque, which the Afzaal family attended and where Tuesday's vigil was held.

Canada truck driver kills Muslim family of 4 in 'premeditated' attack; arrested. Toronto, June 8 A family of five who were struck by a vehicle were targeted because they were Muslims , Canadian police said Monday. Police say a man rammed his truck into a family , killing four and seriously injuring a 9-year-old, because they were Muslim . Police in London, Ontario, said a brutal attack on a family Sunday that killed four and seriously injured a 9-year-old boy was a hate crime. "We believe this was

By Carlos Osorio

a group of people sitting at a table with a crowd watching: Vigil outside the London Muslim Mosque organized after four members of a Canadian Muslim family were killed in what police describe as a hate-motivated attack in London, Ontario © Reuters/POOL Vigil outside the London Muslim Mosque organized after four members of a Canadian Muslim family were killed in what police describe as a hate-motivated attack in London, Ontario

LONDON, Ontario (Reuters) - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined several thousand mourners in a vigil Tuesday evening to remember three generations of a Canadian Muslim family killed in what police said was a premeditated hate crime, as a grieving community stood united in the midst of the crisis.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Vigil outside the London Muslim Mosque organized after four members of a Canadian Muslim family were killed in what police describe as a hate-motivated attack in London, Ontario © Reuters/POOL Vigil outside the London Muslim Mosque organized after four members of a Canadian Muslim family were killed in what police describe as a hate-motivated attack in London, Ontario

"This is our city," Bilal Rahhal, chair of the London Muslim Mosque, told the crowd. "Never allow anyone to make you think otherwise because of the color of your skin, your faith, or where you were born. ... This is our city and we're not going anywhere."

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“Lately, a lot of Canadians have been enjoying evening walks to get a bit of fresh air after long days at home during this pandemic," Trudeau said. "On Sunday, in London, Ontario, that’s what a grandmother, two parents, and two children went out to do … but unlike every other night, this family never made it home. This killing was no accident. This was a terrorist attack, motivated by hatred, in the heart of one of our communities,” he said. The leaders of the other three political parties also condemned the attack. “Freedom to worship can’t exist without freedom from fear, and every Canadian has a right to

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter that he was "horrified" by the news, adding that "Islamophobia has no place in any of our communities. This hate is insidious and despicable - and it must stop." Ontario Premier Doug Ford said on Twitter that "justice must be served for the horrific act of hatred that took place." A GoFundMe campaign in support of members of the victims' family had already raised almost C0,000 (,000) in one hour. A vigil has been organized at a local mosque on Tuesday night to remember the victims. " This is a terrorist attack on Canadian soil, and should be

On Sunday, four members of the family were killed as they were out on an evening walk near their home in London, Ontario, when police say a man rammed them with his pick-up truck, targeting them because of their religion.

The victims were Salman Afzaal, 46; his wife, Madiha Salman, 44; their 15-year-old daughter, Yumna Afzaal; and Afzaal's 74-year-old mother. Their 9-year-old son, Fayez Afzaal, remained hospitalized on Tuesday with serious but non-life-threatening injuries in stable condition.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Vigil organised after Canadian Muslim family was killed in hate crime by man driving pickup truck, in London, Ontario © Reuters/CARLOS OSORIO Vigil organised after Canadian Muslim family was killed in hate crime by man driving pickup truck, in London, Ontario

Nathaniel Veltman, 20, has been charged with driving a pickup truck onto a curb and hitting the family in London, a city of over 400,000 people located 200km (124.27 miles) southwest of Toronto.

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  Man accused of mowing down Canadian Muslim family to appear in court Man accused of mowing down Canadian Muslim family to appear in courtOTTAWA (Reuters) - The man accused of mowing down a Muslim family with his pickup truck in what Canadian police are calling a hate-motivated attack will appear in court on Thursday, with few details having emerged so far about the suspect in the deadly hit-and-run.

Police officers on scene where a family of five was run over in London, Ontario Sunday evening, killing four and seriously injuring a nine-year-old. A vigil will be held Tuesday night in Calgary at city hall. "There is evidence that this was a planned, premeditated act and that the family was targeted because of their Muslim faith," said Det.-Insp. Paul Waight during the briefing. Mayor Naheed Nenshi took to Twitter Monday night to denounce hatred and call for a stand against racism, religious bigotry and terrorism.

Four members of a Muslim family have been Four members of a Muslim family have been killed in a deliberate planned attack, Canadian police have said.A young boy was also injured and has been. The incident is the deadliest anti- Muslim attack in Canada since six people were killed by a far-right supremacist in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque in 2017. " This was an act of mass murder perpetuated against Muslims ,” said London Mayor Ed Holder, "it was rooted in unspeakable hatred."

a group of people in front of a crowd: Vigil outside the London Muslim Mosque organized after four members of a Canadian Muslim family were killed in what police describe as a hate-motivated attack in London, Ontario © Reuters/POOL Vigil outside the London Muslim Mosque organized after four members of a Canadian Muslim family were killed in what police describe as a hate-motivated attack in London, Ontario

He was arrested on Sunday just a few hundred meters from the London Muslim Mosque, which the Afzaal family attended and where Tuesday's vigil was held.

Addressing the mourners, Trudeau said his government would take action, after placing flowers on the steps of the mosque, without giving details.

"This was an act of evil. But the light of the people here today, the light of the lives of the Afzaal family – that will always outweigh the dark," Trudeau said.

The majority of people attending wore masks, after the Ontario government made exception to COVID-19 restrictions to allow the vigil to take place.

Canada's opposition leader, Erin O'Toole, other political leaders including NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, the first person of color to lead a federal political party in Canada, and Ontario Premier Doug Ford were also in attendance.

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A vigil has been organized at a local mosque on Tuesday night to remember the victims. " This is a terrorist attack on Canadian soil, and should be treated as such," said Mustafa Farooq, head of the National Council of Canadian Muslims . The teenage girl who was killed "will be deeply missed by fellow students and staff at Oakridge Secondary School," the school said in a statement. A man who described himself as a neighbor said in an interview with Global News he met with the family on holidays. "He was a family guy, very much involved in the community, a regular member of our

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter that he was "horrified" by the news, adding that "Islamophobia has no place in any of our communities. This hate is insidious and despicable - and it must stop." Ontario Premier Doug Ford said on Twitter that "justice must be served for the horrific act of Enough." A GoFundMe campaign in support of members of the victims' family had already raised almost C0,000 (,000) in one hour. A vigil has been organized at a local mosque on Tuesday night to remember the victims. " This is a terrorist attack on Canadian soil, and should be treated as

The attack has caused a nationwide outpouring of grief, with similar vigils taking place in Toronto, Vancouver and other cities across Canada.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Vigil organised after Canadian Muslim family was killed in hate crime by man driving pickup truck, in London, Ontario © Reuters/CARLOS OSORIO Vigil organised after Canadian Muslim family was killed in hate crime by man driving pickup truck, in London, Ontario

The #OurLondonFamily hashtag had almost 10,000 tweets posted of Tuesday evening, and many on social media changed their avatars to an image posted by the London Muslim Mosque of four white outlines of the victims on a purple background with a green ribbon.

(Reporting by Moira Warburton in Vancouver and Carlos Osorio in London, Ontario; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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