A list of people who have spoken out against the anti-Muslim killings in London
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends Tuesday's vigil in London, Ont.
On June 6, four members of a London, Ont. family were struck and killed by a vehicle as a result of an act of Islamophobia. The attack left a nine-year-old boy hospitalized with serious injuries. Leading up to a vigil that took place Tues., many notable figures have been speaking out in response after Sunday’s events.
1. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
I spoke on the phone this evening with @LdnOntMayor and @NTahir2015 about the hateful and heinous attack that took place in London, Ontario yesterday. I let them know we’ll continue to use every tool we have to combat Islamophobia - and we’ll be here for those who are grieving.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 8, 2021
To those who knew the Afzaal family, to the son who survived, to Muslims in London and in communities across Canada, to everyone who feels sad or angry or afraid: You are not alone. Canadians across the country are mourning with you and standing with you - tonight, and always. pic.twitter.com/MqMj1kKeTC
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 9, 2021
2. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh
I will be joining my Muslim friends and family in London, today.
To grieve with them.
To pray with them.
To be with them.
Because that's what we do for the people we love.#OurLondonFamily
— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) June 8, 2021
3. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Kahn
PM @ImranKhanPTI condemns mass murder perpetuated against Muslim Pakistani-origin Canadian family in London, Ontario. Stating that this gruesome incident reflects the growing Islamophobia in Western world, the PM says that it needs to be countered holistically by Int'l community. pic.twitter.com/Qj432aefyS
— Prime Minister's Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) June 8, 2021
4. Ontario Premier, Doug Ford
Hate and Islamophobia have NO place in Ontario. Justice must be served for the horrific act of hatred that took place in London, Ontario yesterday.
My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends during this difficult time. These heinous acts of violence must stop.
— Doug Ford (@fordnation) June 7, 2021
5. Cartoonist, Theo Moudakis
6. London Influencer, Teigan Elliot
7. The Represent Asian Project
8. Naheed Dosani and Ginella Massa
9. Member of Parliament Omar Alghabra
The emotions of last night’s vigil in London, Ontario are still with me.
It was a profound show of solidarity demonstrating that we have more in common than that which divides us. We will get through this together.
We will not let hate win. pic.twitter.com/shRFUGn3Ec
— Omar Alghabra (@OmarAlghabra) June 9, 2021
10. Professor of Islamic History, Hassam Munir
These are just a few of many people who have been speaking out since the events that took place on Sunday. If you or someone you know needs someone to reach out, here are some lines to reach out too.
Supportive Listening Line - Distress Line supporting individuals 16+yo in Elgin, Middlesex, and Oxford Counties Call: (519) 601-8055, Reach Out Crisis Line - Crisis Line supporting individuals in Elgin, Middlesex, and Oxford Counties: call or text: (519) 433-2023