Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on TuesdayTerrorist attack “ Letter “Islamist “, Four members of a Muslim family were deliberately hacked to death by a truck driver in London, Ontario. “This murder was not an accident. It was a terrorist attack, triggered by hatred, in the heart of one of our communities.”, Mr. Trudeau commented during a speech to the House of Commons.
The attacker, who was arrested after the incident, has been charged with four counts of premeditated murder and several leaders of the Muslim community have called on the courts to qualify the act as terrorism. A nine-year-old boy from the same family has been admitted to hospital in critical condition following Sunday night’s attack in London, 200 km southwest of Toronto.
This is happening here in Canada, and it needs to stop
“We all hope that the boy will recover quickly from his injuries. Even if we know that he will live a long time with the sadness, incomprehensibility and anger caused by this cowardly and Islamist attack.”, Added the head of the Canadian government.
The Prime Minister recalled that there have been several attacks against the Muslim community in Canada since the shooting at a Quebec mosque that killed six people in 2017. “They are all targeted because of their Muslim faith,” he underlines. “This is happening here in Canada, and it needs to stop“, Mr. Trudeau promised to strengthen the fight against extremist groups in particular.
This tragedy caused emotion and anger within the Canadian Muslim community. A final awareness campaign is scheduled for Tuesday evening in London to pay tribute to the victims. The suspect, Nathaniel Weldman, 20, was deliberately assaulted by a Muslim family “in a premeditated and planned act, provoked by hatred,” London police said Monday.
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