- In Canada, a Muslim family of Pakistani origin was deliberately crushed to death
- There is a lot of anger in the world after this dreadful terrorist incident.
- Pakistan’s Prime Minister said that Islamophobia is increasing in western countries
Anger is being seen all over the world over the deliberate crushing of a Muslim family of Pakistani origin in Canada. In this horrific incident, 4 people have died and one person is still battling for life and death. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned the incident, saying that it shows that Islamophobia is increasing in Western countries. After the murder of a Muslim family, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has also come under attack for Islamophobia.
Canadian officials said the family was targeted by the truck driver for being Muslim. The incident took place on Sunday night in the Ontario city of London. The administration said that a youth was arrested from near the mall after the incident. Police said the vehicle trampled the victims at a turn. City Mayor Ed Holder said, “This is a case of mass murder against Muslims. The accused carried out this incident due to racial hatred.
‘Stand up to stop hatred against Islam’
The deceased were identified as Salman Afzal (46), a Canadian citizen of Pakistani origin, his wife Madiha (44), their daughter Yumana (15) and grandmother, 74. The name of the elderly woman was not disclosed. The name of the child admitted to the hospital has been given as Fayaz. The kin of the victims of the incident issued a statement and said that people should stand up to stop racial hatred and hatred against Islam.
“Those who knew Salman and his family knew that he was a very good Muslim,” the statement said. The family members were doing very well in their respective fields. His children were also doing well in studies in their school. After the incident, the police cordoned off the crime scene and other evidence is being collected. Police Chief Stephen Williams said: “We believe the family was targeted for being Muslim.”
Canadian PM came under target for Islamophobia
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau tweeted that I have spoken to the Mayor of London about this hateful and heinous attack. I have told them that we will continue to use whatever means we can to fight against Islamophobia. I want to tell the Muslims across the country that we stand with you. There is no place for Islamophobia in any of our societies. This hatred is deadly and abhorrent. It should definitely be closed.
After this tweet, now the Canadian PM has come under target of people for Islamophobia. Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir said, ‘Mr Trudeau, you did not even name the innocent victims of terrorism in Canada. They were killed because they were Muslims. Thanks for mentioning Islamophobia. It was a terrorist attack in Canada. It was a hate crime.
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