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Muslim family targeted in Canada

Muslim family targeted in Canada

Truck runs over Canadian Muslim family. Four family members dead, one injured.

Where: London, Ontario, Canada

The Facts

▪ A pick-up truck swerved off the road Sunday, went over the curb, struck members of a family, and drove off quickly.

▪ The dead victims were two women, a man, and a teenage girl belonging to a Muslim family. A nine-year-old boy was seriously injured.

▪ The suspect, Nathaniel Veltman, 20, was arrested in the parking lot of a mall about 6 km from the scene.

▪ London Mayor Ed Holder stated, “This was an act of mass murder, perpetrated against Muslims – against Londoners – and rooted in unspeakable hatred.”

▪ Prime Minister Trudeau tweeted, “To the Muslim community in London and to Muslims across the country, know that we stand with you. Islamophobia has no place in any of our communities. This hate is insidious and despicable – and it must stop.

▪ Veltman faces four counts of first-degree murder.

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