Press Release: Unspeakable Hatred
June 8, 2021
The terrorist attack that killed four members of a family in London Ontario while they were on their evening stroll─ "believed that these victims were targeted because of their Islamic faith" declared Det Supt Paul Waight of London Ontario police.
It is a devastating reminder when in 2017 the Québec City mosque massacre, the worst mass murder to take place in a house of worship in Canadian history, was a shock to Canada’s multicultural utopia. The rising tide of Islamophobia and the extreme right-wing violence is quite unsettling even at the most peaceful and diverse places in the world.
Islamophobia is the new anti-Semitism and should be treated as such. We must stop Islamophobic, anti-Semitic and all other forms of bigotry by raising our voices against any such discourse that encourages murderous ideology.
How long will this saga of violence and bloodshed continue?
We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the extended family, particularly the 9-year-old survivor who will live with this unspeakable horror the rest of his life.
Director Media Relations
Pickering Islamic Centre
2065 Brock Road, ON