“On behalf of the people of Niagara, I wish to express our sincere condolences to the Afzaal family, and reiterate that we stand in solidarity with the people of London, Ontario, as well as Muslim Canadians across the country.” – Jim Bradley, Niagara Region
A Statement from Jim Bradley, Niagara, Ontario’s Regional Chair
Posted June 8th, 2021 on Niagara At Large
Sunday’s (May 6th) senseless attack on a London family was an act of cowardice and brazen violence that has no place in our communities.
We are now learning that this horrendous act was fueled by hatred, and the Afzaal family was targeted solely because of their Muslim Faith. I agree with those who have defined this attack as an act of terrorism and this type of violent, brutal racism cannot not be tolerated.
Unfortunately, this violent act of Islamophobia is not an isolated incident, and we must all work together to eliminate hatred and prejudice where it exists.
Niagara joins the rest of the country in mourning the loss of the four members of the Afzaal family, and we wish a speedy recovery for Fayez Afzaal as he heals in hospital.
On behalf of the people of Niagara, I wish to express our sincere condolences to the Afzaal family, and reiterate that we stand in solidarity with the people of London, Ontario, as well as Muslim Canadians across the country.
Below is one of the earlier statement Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issues following news that a young white man in a pickup truck ploughed into members of a Muslim family in London, Ontario, killing four members of the family and sending one young boy to the hospital with life-threatening injuries –
I’m horrified by the news from London, Ontario. to the loved ones of those who were terrorized by yesterday’s act of hatred, we are here for you.
We are also here for the child who remains in hospital – our hearts go out to you, and you will be in our thoughts as you recover.
To watch a full statement Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered earlier this June 8th on this terrible event, click on the screen immediately below –
To review a map of Incidents of Muslim hate attacks in Canada over time, click on – https://www.nccm.ca/map/
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