Calls to action at vigil held for London, Ont. family killed in anti-Muslim attack | FULL

A vigil was held for the family police say were targeted in a premeditated anti-Muslim attack that left a nine-year-old boy in hospital and his sister, parents and grandmother dead in London, Ont.

The vigil started shortly after 7 p.m. outside of the London Muslim Mosque.

Several dignitaries were in attendance, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and the other major federal party leaders.

Community leaders and advocates called for concrete action to be taken to combat Islamophobia and online hate.

The victims have been identified as Salman Afzaal, 46, his 44-year-old wife Madiha Salman, their 15-year-old daughter Yumna Afzaal and Afzaa's 74-year-old mother. Nine-year-old Fayez Afzaal suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

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  • why is that ?? no one is saying it is a terrorism attack on Muslims......they were not killed this is a terrorism attack on all Muslims.....we shouldn't wear our traditional dress and not to go any other country for immigration....this is terrifying......as a daughter and as a mother as a wife ....i am afraid to go out with my family in usa ..

  • Jesus send his first love to all of us. We need to do our part to save this love as God said. We need to obey commandment. He say love one another as I love you ❤️

  • Me killed yup

  • Are they Pakistanis ..? Why they are in Canada ?

  • Disgusting act, I am against violence and killings, it's a terrible thing what this animal did, real Muslims don't wear stuff on their heads, Islam orders Muslims to dress same way as their host country, in short, real Muslims are invisible, they blend in societies all over the world, people that dress like it is HOLLOWEEN every day aren't Muslims, they are cults, either Sunnah or Shiaa, both cults actually came to existence to destroy Islam.

  • Like it's such a privilege to be on social media 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Intelligent, respectful and classy people know the different between religion and terrorism from many point of views. To those who *doesn't know* but have thought better than other people, I feel sorry. You are only seeing it from a small narrow view, and you are actually even far below of what you thought: exclusive!

  • God bless Canada

  • Watching this it is so so sad how can person do this too a family and destroyed and that poor little 9 years old what must be going on in his head what nasty evil monster May you burn in hell you ahed know heart 😢😢😢🇬🇧🙏 May the all family rest in peace and god give them higher place in haven Amen

  • But they were not Muslim according to PAKISTAN constitution. They were Ahmedia. In PAKISTAN, they are killed in their mosque. So all crocodile tears. PAKISTAN wants money 💲🤑💰😃

  • This is barbaric at all why people turn out blind killing innocent civilians because of their religion believes when they don’t even know what they grow after death for themselves

  • Why is media calling it hate crime call a spade a spade which is terrorism they quick to call it that when it’s not white person double standard or what are they going to say next that this terrorist was suffering from mental health what hypocrites these people are a smart boy lost his whole family for god sack at least get the terminology right

  • Why no Vigil from muslim community when 9 dead on Young street attack ? That was a hate crime and they were silent because it was their own that did it .I only heard crickets. So one sided..

  • It’s it was a Christian or Jewish family killed It would not get 5% of the coverage this is getting. Keep pushing the narrative. Order out of chaos.

  • Now no infidel can speak of Islamic terrorism And now if an infidel speaks of Islamic terrorism then we Muslims will kill you in the same way.

  • How can anyone in their right mind run over human beings, out on a walk 😭 this is so vile. It's a privilege to not worry about being hate crimed

  • My deepest condolences to the families whose lives have been taken. Very sad to hear this and the hatred that has occurred. My heart is in tears listening to this ceremony. My heart goes to the 9yr old Boy

  • We can and we will I heard it so many times What did you do Mr Trudeau to Muslims ????? I am very afraid not of death but that this will happen probably especially in Quebec ... The Quebec s government is the one that really created all this fear because of the official laws passed targeting especially women ... Where are we going ???????? Where about? Where is the commitment ??? Iit is deja vue my friends

  • It happened in Quebec before but, the government of Quebec is still spreading hate How on earth would uneducated citizens of Quebec will understand the message of the ADQ in Quebec? Extremely well educated and dedicated women were denied the right to teach while Quebec has a large deficit on the teachers... It is maybe time to just say it, Muslims you are not welcome and go back home as, I heard it many times

  • OH ALLAH {GOD}HAVE MERCY ON {[ THE FAMILY WHO WERE KILLED IN CANADA }THEIR SOULS AMEEN AND PROTECT THE BOY WHO IS IN HOSPITAL IN THIS LIFE FROM THOSE EVIL HUMANS WHO JOIN THE FORCES OF THE SHAYTAAN{DEVIL} AND LET THE QURAN BE HIS LIGHT AND IN HIS HEART WITH UNDERSTANDING THROUHOUT HIS LIFE AND TO ALL THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD WHO LOST THEIR FAMILIES THROUGH WARS AND STRUGGLE AND IN THEIR HEART WITH UNDERSTANDING LET THE QURAN BE THEIR WAY OF LIFE THROUGH OUT THEIR LIFE AMEEN

    • There is no other shaytaan then your religion

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  • No Network worldwide mention anything about Christians slaughtered on the hands of muslims, children kidnaped and women forced to convert to islam while in Pakistan Christians are accused of blasphemy just to take revenge on Christians while they still say islam is a religion of peace. What a load of crap by muslims. What a shame that the slaughter of Christians still on going and no one say anything about it.

  • So sad Rip 😥

  • 😭😭😭

  • It's tragic for humanity. Such incidents should not happen anywhere be it Canada or Pakistan or Iraq or USA.

  • The Muslim community would like to thank you all for your kindness and support during this difficult time ❤️

  • It was a terrorist attack. Call it as it is Global

  • Islam is the religion of the peace Stop spreading islamo fobia

  • Shame on govt😡🖐

  • I live in Vancouver Canada and a mother of 2. Very similar family to them. I have a daughter 16 and son 12. We came 17 years ago. We r now well settled here. My heart is bleeding since the day this family died. They were like my brother and sister, my daughter. I wish if any of their family member is reading my comment, I wish I can adopt Fayez and although I can’t replace her mother but I am sure I would provide him best care and love. Since last one week all my family is in pain due to them. Allah pak give them highest rank in jannat.

  • I never realized that Canada was so full of division, hate, racism, terrorism and genocide until 2015 when Trudeau was elected PM. .

  • Proud to be a Muslim! Respect for the people who have no hatred for others.

  • Trudeau blackfaces and you are all silent. CANADA died when he wasn't forced to resign. Plain and simple. Now shaddup and put a face diaper on and take the poison "vaccine" you don't deserve the CHARTER anyways.

  • excellent speech of Jagmet Singh, incredible words

  • I got tears in my eyes after listening to the recitation of the Quran and its translation. No doubt Allah is Akber.

  • ALLAH PAK JANAT ME ALLA MUQAM NAESSB KARE AMEEN

  • Whole sikh community stands with Muslims..

    • do u live in canada as well?

  • Hopefully the politicians will not use this to racially divide the country, as the left has done in the U.S.

  • It’s like corona from Chinese killing million of people and suffering the world economies

  • So proud of those standing in solidarity with the Muslim community today! YOU represent Canada. 💞 NOT him.

  • ❤️🇨🇦❤️

  • Very sad waheguru waheguru satnam , killer need fanci not jail need fanci front on the public, god bliss this boy he to jung whaeguru maher kri e

  • It is absolutely heart breaking

  • If you want to understand, you must first ask yourself why. Honestly investigate why such a thing could happen in Canada and work to dig it out at the roots. It's too bad people can't be honest with one another.

  • A simple message to all misguided white supremists .... assuming that Mary , the mother of Jesus whose attire was similar to that won by Muslim women was walking along the road , will she be run over as well ? Just a hypothetical question .

    • Shalom to you. In defence of Jesus Christ and his Followers, your statement is ill informed and misguided. Seek the Way, the Truth and the Life and pray that Our Father in Heaven will show mercy on your soul. Peace to you, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.

  • Singe says "This is OUR Canada" First Nations People: **facepalms**

  • Où est la preuve qu'il s'agit d'un attentat. Qd vous légaliser la mariroina, est une opportunité de campagne electoral

  • This is an act of terror committed by a fascist Islamaphobic terrorist ...its that simple. The perpetrarors of such crimes are the biased mainstream media and the irresponsible sayings and acts of equally irresponsible politicians and white supremist groups. If nothing positive is done to eliminate crimes such as racism , anti -immigration and Islamaphobia , then this inhumane and barbaric acts will continue unabated.

  • je ne vois pas la meme indignation du PM quand les civil juive reçoivent des roquettes venant du Hamas. jaimerais savoir la position des chefs (Imam) a ce sujet.

  • There's no bigger racism than replacing Whites demographically in the nations they built. Period. Until you address THAT issue, this attempt to use a tragedy for the anti-White agenda will backfire, because its despicable. All you have to do is put forward an argument that does not amount to the out populating of all White people in their own countries" "Will any anti ever pass this challenge?

  • I just realized the race-baiting news stories only involving white people are never going to end. We will have to hear every day that we are all hateful racists. And it will be said mostly by white liberals, no doubt. The future is going to be so fun...

  • 1:32:00 It was a hate crime... The people: TERRORISM! It was act of TERRORISM!

  • Hyjab was to Prophet Muhammad wives .and was created by His follower Aumar Ben Khatab .am=nd is not to all Muslim Women . the tragedy was individually accident .The Hater was from MUSLIM BOOK (QURAN ) . WHAT ABOUT KIDNAPPED 3,178 .00 YAZAY GIRLS IN NAME OF ISLAM RILIGEN .

  • What action took place against that terrorist and what improvement took place of Islamophobia spreader by Politician and Media amongs Non Muslims. In public anyone could speak but Important thing is what action took place.

  • It was a terror attack, four innocent people lost their lives just because they were Muslims...heart wrenching to see this happening in Canada !!!

    • There is no proof, that I have seen, that this was religiously motivated. If it was or wasn't, this young man will face justice.

  • This is Islamophobia. Muslims are not terrorists but oppressed۔Where are the shameless media and the shameless people who used to say that Islam is a terrorist

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  • My sister lives in Ontario with her family as well i am worried about her now canada isn’t safe now

  • جیو اور جینے دو Live and Let Live thanks 🙏🏼

  • May Allah SWT give them highest rank of jannah AMEEN

    • alla is waiting for his Judgement day.

  • I've never heard a newscaster declare that they've gotten permission to show a photo of the victims. Normally they will step over their mother's grave to get any photo and make apologies rather than seek permission

  • who cares. millions people die every day. stop dividing people. false flag.

  • Jagmeet sir sab pr bhaari hain

  • Nobody talks about over 10,000 christians in pakistani jails fr Blasphemy Law, chtistian nurses being raped in hosputals in pakistan canadian media very bias

  • السلام عليكم ورحمة الله تعالى وبركاته May peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon all of you. انا لله و انا اليه راجعون Verily, we belong to Allah and verily, to Him is our return. May the little boy grow up as a normal human being with the help of the community and may he forgive the perpetrator. Ameen. May Allah Guide those people whose heart is filled to the brim with the hatred of killing innocent people who are of different color, creed, and culture from those of the haters. Ameen. May Allah help us treat others with respect, dignity, and honor for the sake of Allah. Love, respect you all for who you are.

  • Y the word terrorist not used is it because the murder wasn't muslim

  • One positive step the media can take is to stop using the term: White Supremacists White, Caucasians are not superior, to anyone or anything. They are not supreme, so stop labelling them that way. A more fitting title is, "white subordinators" Since the genocide of 50 million indigenous people of NA they have tried to subordinate any and all who are different from them in any form: color of skin, culture, politics etc Stop giving them ...the title they so dearly covet... Supremacists. They are not , never were and never will be. "Subordinators" Has a ring to it dont you think...

    • We can legislate against , subordinators. We cannot legislate against human emotions... Hate is an existential emotion, like joy, like love. No laws, no politicians can do anything to stop emotions of other human beings. They can stop those trying to subordinate others, whoever they may be... Muslim, black, brown, yellow, Liberal. If Doug Ford can use the Notwithstanding clause to subordinate "unions" and other groups from expressing their opposition to the Social Conservative Ontario Government, then surely the Federal government can subordinate rights of those, "other" primates, unable to empathize......who hate.

  • Lol y tf mr.blackface there? 😂🤣

  • May they RIP...I always think of what will happen to that 9yo poor boy who will live the rest of his life lonely, maybe disfigured and with such horrific memories of that genocide him and his family went through...May God have mercy on him...

  • My condolences to the friends and family of this tragedy. My disgust to the media and politicians for their framing of this horrendous act and using it for their own gain.

  • Make it illegal to be a White Supremacist.

  • Hatred stems from insecurity in my humble opinion.

  • Hey you who disliked this, the hate in your heart may turn into action and kill us but believe me that hate in your heart is hurting you first. I raise my kids to love everyone despite religion, color, ethnicity, and i know all Muslims in this country is doing the same. We don't want our kids to grow up with sick hearts. Our love will overcome your hate. Peace

    • @TheMightyOdin Then you are not a hater even if you dislike the video, thanks for making it clear. I myself may not agree with everything and my comment was addressing the haters.

    • I can dislike and not agree with this while also agreeing with your comment because I don’t see things as black and white.

  • Global News contact me and I have my own story about racist terrorist where I live together and police does nothing and waiting for me to be killed before take action. Here's Fort Erie Ontario drug and other organized crime people and they are also white extremists and they are untouchable but I was an innocent person and single police decided to arrest me because I complained too much about these criminals. I need support for my case and I do not have a lawyer

  • Hello u fools! If you would spend as much time looking for criminals as you do pasters you might get somewhere, stop wasting tax dollars and put it to use catching guys like this! So stupid what this world has become!

  • The first to condemn are the Medias

  • Jagmeet Singh speech is totally wrong

    • He. Also, face these. Because he we're turbine people call him names so he knows what it means, what's wrong with his speech

  • Like Europeans migrated and settled in Canada and we muslims also have right to settle in any part of the world.

  • we can all agree doug ford is not a capable leader but that is not the place to express your dislike towards him

  • For those who dislike the video! Ask yourself honest question! What would u do if this kid was your kid! Would u accept it!? Would accept it!? Regardless of the background or religion! Does he deserve losing entire family !?

  • Shame we live in a world full of so much hatred for innocent people 💔

  • 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Multiculturalism is a failure

  • Police must look into the following aspects of this murder. Why the murderer killed this particular Muslim family? Why did the murderer fled from the scene and stopped after 7 km confessing his crime? Was the murderer driving the vehicle or somebody else who dropped off before reaching the 7 km parking point? Was the murderer under the influence of another man or organization to perform this heinous act? There are many aspects of this gruesome murder that police must investigate thoroughly to prove this case in a court of law.

  • Culture is the heart of a nation. As countries become more economically integrated, nations need strong domestic cultures and cultural expression to maintain their sovereignty and sense of identity. ... Canada's cultural industries fulfil an essential and vital role in Canadian society......... So what culture do we have ??? Is Our culture simply fragmented small countries ???

    • Seems so. A nation divided.

  • Solute

  • Seems to me that Quebec contributes to that racism stuff by their insistence that french is the only language accepted within it's borders ???

    • @Jeopardized I understand that but why language police and push for separation etc .

    • I've been to quebec at least 5 times and I can assure you, you don't need to know french to go there.

  • Global writers need not add to the problem by adding garbage such as calling this premeditated . Is there proof he stalked and targeted them ? If there is , present it .

    • Thank you. Nobody denies it is tragic but to imply racsism is ignorant and bad reporting.

  • Justin Trudeau says he'll raise money for mosques, other faith of Religion. Then why are Christian and children of God persecuted and sent to jail for their beliefs These kind of criminal Acts. Should never happen. I blame the l Trudeau and the liberal government, for spreading racism amongst the Canadian people.

    • Well because mosques aren't violating public heath guidelines. Churches that follow the health guidelines are able to run in peace.

  • 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣now they know how It feels

  • PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY MAY GOD BE WITH THEM I PRAY THE LITTLE BOY BE OKAY AND THAT SOME ONE WILL THERE TOO HELP HIM THREW THIS BUT GOD WILL ALWAYS BE THERE 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Canada itself is racial operated country, including against it's own aboriginals. ''All we have here are maniacs with a bad attitude, i hope i fill up my country with more and more of my brothers and sisters""" ''''' i wish business can be geared towards us more''''

    • @I am INEVITABLE that's why some odd native reserves have only caucasian men, with native women. it's nothing but conqor.

    • Not all Canadians are like this tho

    • Dealt with one in my own home.

  • TERRORISTS attack

  • When my children were growing up, we lived on a street in Stoney Creek, Ontario. On this street was the United Nations. By that I mean Dutch, East Indian, Italian, Pakistani, Nova Scotians, Croatians, Jordanian, Palestinians, Brazilians, Swedes, Catholics & Christians. My children, as well as parents on that street, played & got along with everyone. I have never seen so much utter hatred for humans as I have seen in London, Ontario, perpetrated by one 20 year old. It truly makes me cry! Listen to the song “You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught”. I believe hatred & racism is taught. Prayers & love to all the victims of this ungodly crime. 🙏💔

    • @Will Smith Thank you! The answers to your questions are No, No & No. At least that is what I/we have instilled in our children from day one. In our family everyone that we come in contact with no matter where they come from are to be treated with dignity & respect.

    • ​@Aquilla Anderson I totally agree. Thank you, Aquilla. You have restored my faith that people in this country want peace and fairness for all Canadians. God bless!

    • Will Smith Which people keep this hatred going? It's obvious, anyone who commits crimes of violence against innocent people and justify it because of some ideology, political, religious or otherwise. There are racists in every culture, some entire cultures are based on racism, we do not need this in Canada and calling Canadians racist as a whole only feeds ill will and more violence.

    • @Aquilla Anderson Hi Aquilla. Which religious sects are you referring to? Do you mean Muslim extremists? Which people keep this hatred going? Do you mean the politicians and the media? I agree. Political leaders should never be allowed to "ever use Islamophobia for political gain." Nathaniel Veltman deserves to die in prison for murder. And if the police find no evidence that this heinous crime was the act of anti-Muslim terrorism, then those politicians should resign for needlessly inciting hate and fear.

    • Wendy, I love your story. Like you, I believe that all Canadians should live in peace. And like you, my prayers go out to all the victims of this heinous crime. Do you agree with NDP leader Jagmeet Singh that Canada is a racist country? Would the children on your street in Stoney Creek think Canada is a racist country? Do think all children should be taught to think Canada is a racist country, in schools K-12 and in the home?

  • Weird. The covid rules go right out the window for Trudeau and friends while Bernier gets arrested for a far smaller gathering. Hmmm....

    • 1. Restrictions are different between provinces. 2. Trudeau was following the restrictions, Bernier was not. 3. Bernier was spouting dangerous conspiracy theories.

  • . This Hate comes as no surprise to me.have a coworker who is consumed with hatred and does not disguise it. And the majority of the rubbish he discusses comes from the internet, primarily from hostile websites.

  • Politicians can’t feel the pain of family ever they are only their for votes

    • @Leon Cardinal how ?

    • Wrong! Misinformed.

    • @Marxist4519 well why they have double standards when it comes to killing of indigenous people??

    • Politicians are human too

  • How can anyone in their rightful mind dislike this event?

    • There are people who believe that it was an 'accident', or that since the killer was mentally ill, he shouldn't be punished so severely (note that mental illness is not an excuse to kill people). Also, the head of the PPC was recently arrested for flaunting COVID restrictions in Manitoba while organizing gatherings to spout his conspiracy theories, so people are claiming that Trudeau should've been arrested for coming here, claiming that he wasn't wearing a mask (he very clearly is). They're also spreading lies about how 'thousands' of people came to this service without following COVID restrictions (there aren't that many, and they're clearly following the rules).

    • @TheMightyOdin tru

    • If you were unable to attend your own mother’s funeral because of Covid this gathering of strangers, as beautiful as it is, could make you sour.