On Sunday, a 20-year-old Canadian citizen hit five members of the Muslim family, who was waiting to cross the intersection, with a black pickup truck.
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday regretted the murder of four members of the Muslim family in London, Ontario, as a “terrorist attack.” Speaking at the House of Commons, Trudeau called the attack, where five people were hit by black pickup trucks, “acts of brutal, coward, and insolent violence.”
“This is not an accident. This is a terrorist attack, motivated by hatred, in the heart of one of our communities,” he said.
On Sunday, a 20-year-old Canadian crashed into five people, who was waiting to cross the intersection, with a black pickup truck. According to the police, the researchers believed it was intentional action and the victims were targeted because of their Islamic faith. The police said in a statement there was evidence that it was a “planned and planned action, motivated by hatred.”
“There is no previous relationship known between suspects and victims,” they added.
Nathaniel Veltman, 20, has been charged with four allegations of first-rate murder and a matter of murder efforts.
The four family members who were killed in the attack were Salman Afzaal, 46, his wife, Mada Salman, 44, their 15-year-old daughter, Yumnah Afzaal, and a 74-year-old Africa mother, whose name has not been released. Their 9-year-old son, Fayez Afzaal, was in the hospital with a serious injury but did not threaten the lives.
In a statement on Tuesday, the victim’s family asked everyone to fight hatred and Islamophobia. “The young man who did this terror action was influenced by the group he was associated with, and the whole community had to take a strong attitude towards this …,” the statement reads.
“We need to oppose hatred and Islamophobia and increase awareness in our community and throughout the political spectrum,” he added.
Previously on Monday, Trudeau vowed to use every tool to fight Islamophobia in this country. Taking to Twitter, Canadian Prime Minister said that Islamophobia has “no place in our community” and dangerous hatred must stop.
“I talked on the phone tonight with @ldnonMayor and @ ntahir2015 about hatred attacks and cruels that took place in London, Ontario yesterday. I told them that we would continue to use every tool that we had to fight with Islamophobia – and we will be here For those who grieve, “Trudeau Tweet.