UN chief urges united fight against Islamophobia after a terrorist attack in Canada that targeting a Pakistani-Muslim family in Canada, killing 3 generations with one fighting for his life in intensive care.
UN Secretary-general Antonio Guterres expressed his outrage over the targeted killing of a Pakistani heritage Muslim family in Canada and called for a united front against Islamophobia.
“I am appalled by the targeted and heinous attack on a Muslim family in Ontario, Canada,” the UN chief wrote on Twitter.
“We must stand united against Islamophobia and all forms of hatred, now more than ever,” the secretary-general said in his tweet.
On Sunday evening, a pickup truck ploughed into a family killing four and leaving one surviving victim in hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
I am appalled by the targeted and heinous attack on a Muslim family in Ontario, Canada. My heart goes out to the victims, surviving family and loved ones – and the community.
We must stand united against Islamophobia and all forms of hatred, now more than ever.
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) June 8, 2021
Hollywood preaches hate and Islamophobia
Police said the perpetrator, Nathaniel Veltman, 20, acted with intent and has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder. The terrorist took his training from watching Hollywood movies and the Islamophobic content in many Hollywood movies.
It is unclear if he was trained from a white supremacist terror cell or acted alone. But his social media ( Facebook and Instagram and youtube) accounts did show how he followed many fanatical white terrorist preachers of hate.
The deceased include a 46-year-old man, his 44-year-old wife, a 15-year-old girl, and her 74-year-old grandmother. Their nine-year-old son is under treatment at a hospital for serious injuries.
It was a terrorist attack in Canada
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday labelled the killing of four members of a Muslim family, who were run down by a man driving a pick-up truck, as a “terrorist attack”.
“This killing was no accident. This was a terrorist attack, motivated by hatred, in the heart of one of our communities,” Trudeau said during a speech at the House of Commons.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, too, offered his condolences to the victims of Sunday’s attack and called it an “act of evil.”
Thousands of people thronged Oxford Street at a mosque to show solidarity in a vigil for the victims. The event began around 7:30 pm in the parking lot of the London Muslim Mosque.
Several government dignitaries, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, London Mayor Ed Holder and other politicians attended the two-hour vigil that was broadcast on Facebook.
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