Global National: June 8, 2021 | Vigil held for Muslim family killed in Ontario vehicle attack

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We’re learning more details about the Muslim family that were targeted in a hate-motivated act on Sunday in London, Ontario. Salman Afzaal, 46, his wife Madiha Salman, 44, their 15-year-old daughter Yumna Afzaal and Salman Afzaal's 74-year-old mother were killed while out on an evening walk a 20-year-old man drove into the family with his truck. A child is recovering from his injuries. Jeff Semple has the latest details.

Federal and provincial leaders are in London, Ontario to attend a vigil for the slain family members. Farah Nasser reports on what was said about the anti-Muslim attack, how the victims are being remembered, and why some Muslims are growing more and more fearful when it comes to their personal safety.

The latest data from Statistics Canada shows hate crimes against Muslims rose by 9 per cent in 2019, the same year in which hate crimes against other religions dropped by 7 per cent. As Eric Sorensen reports, advocates say more needs to be done to combat growing Islamophobia.

The sole racialized federal party leader, NDP's Jagmeet Singh, says the government needs to combat online hate that's fuelling deadly violence. David Akin reports on the politics of fighting hate crimes in Canada.

The Canada-U.S. border has been closed for 15 months in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, fuelling frustrations in both country’s tourism industries. Mike Le Couteur reports on the rumours that restrictions may loosen soon, though the prime minister has yet to confirm a plan.

Finally, the tributes across the country for the Muslim family members killed on Sunday, and the trauma facing the community, which has grown all too familiar with anti-Muslim rhetoric and violence.

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  • And then they call us the extremists

  • 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.

  • isn't there a limit on the size of outdoor gatherings? Oh right, not if you are special and the government is too busy cowering before you.

  • I am Christian and immigrant from Brazil. I suffered and still suffer a lot of Racial Discrimination, right now I'm emotionally sick revering E.I., because they made me. Very badly in one of Island Health's Hospital Kitchens, I suffered in Special from the 2 Boss, Local and Regional discrimination and abuse of power by the two Boss. But this kind of thing makes me cry, it makes me super sad, because our Christ, the Messiah, teaches us to love our neighbor as ourselves. And to see in Canada such a cruel Crime, like this because of a War of Religion... Very sad indeed. Religious Ignorants. Cruel Hearts. You have no heart too bad! I can't believe how evil and cruel many human beings are. In tears... I really regret the family and close friends of this family. Enough of Hate! Let's love More World! This is very very very 😢

  • 0:24 This kind of rhetoric from Singh as he panders for votes does nothing but create division. Canada is one of the most tolerant and statistically safest countries on the planet.

  • One of the reasons I am against religion. Just further division and extremism. RIP to the family.

  • My God , we muslims must take strong actions against islamophobic terrorists !

  • Where is the criminal fae ????

  • This is tragic. I am heartbroken 💔 by such heinous crime. It’s unfathomable to what this boy will face in the understanding of this crime against his family. May the hate that entered your life uninvited bring a greater purpose and even a greater love in you.

  • So sad for the familys n pray for the small boy keep him in health .god bless him . Jai hind .

  • My deepest sympathies to this family, to their 9 yr old child, to the Muslim Community all across Canada. Hatred is a horrible thing to experience & has gone on in this country for far to long unaddressed & tolerated which it shouldn't be. I speak from my own personal experience. I was just 3 yrs old when I had half my skull fractured from a rock shot out of a slingshot, only 3 feet away from where I sat watching a bird flying above me, by a 10 yr old boy. Six months later, by this same family another family member older than I, coaxed me over to their doorway offering to play with me. As I approached the door way to enter inside, that I was being coaxed to do. They slammed the door so hard that it caused me to loose my balance & my small 3 yr old hand slide into the hinged area of the door frame. My baby finger was pinched between the door frame & the door. I pleaded & begged for them to open the door but I didn't speak fluid enough English & neither did they. Panic started setting in which caused me to start yelling because I was stuck at the mercy of the door being closed on my finger as I was helpless to get unstuck. My older brother to come out to see what all my yelling was about & was stunned to see what had happened. He pleaded & begged for them to open the door & they refused to. In his shock he eventually got my finger unstuck but by that time part of my baby finger was & still is missing. These were my neighbours, our doors stood side by side to one another. My parents spoke often to their parents in very friendly terms & there never ever appeared to be any issues of hate of any kind was ever displayed between our two families, until these two incidents occurred to me at the age of 3. I am Canadian born yet they weren't. To this day I don't carry any hatred in my heart towards them & I strive extremely hard to teach my children to also not harbour hatred towards others. Yet both my children & I have experienced hatred from other cultures different than ours. I am not Muslim yet I have nothing whatsoever against the Muslim communities across Canada. In fact, I have a great deal of respect & admiration towards Muslim & all other cultural peoples of Canada. However, I can very well relate to the Muslim communities, across Canada, feelings of fear for the safety of their families, friends & themselves because it has been my own reality. Again my deepest empathy to all of you my fellow Canadians & human beings that have been affected by this horrible & senseless hate crime. May we all find away to build a better future for all our children.

  • Ya Jagmeet Canada isn't safe especially for pro India supporters like the one your brother in law violently assaulted and all the online hate from khalistani separatists like you and your family directed at Hindus in Canada or the Punjabi gangs murdering in our streets daily! But we can't talk about that

  • No words.... so sad ... inna lillah he wa inna elehe rajeoun.... nthing can give back, what was taken.. . with the time everyone will forget and he will live with this loss. 💔

  • Attack on freedom of expression now? I really hope we dont turn Canada into a Sharia state as lot of muslims want.

  • that's so sad man! it could be anyone immigrant who has Brown skin regardless of religion.! that's terrible. sending prayers from India🇮🇳❤️🙏

  • I can't imagine... the boy asking for his parents, sister and grandmother 😞 but they're gone

  • in the Quran AL -Ma'idah5:51 O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you - then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people............. But some of our brothers and sisters think you are their friend And that is their biggest mistake....

  • 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Strongly condemned this act of terror.. my heart is broken after hearing this sad news..

  • Innalillahi wa innaa ilaihi rooji'un

  • Islamophobia ? If this act any msulim have done . terorism .. But coz the 1 who did he is a christian ... It became soft islamophobia . woww . its a terorism the fact and who did this he should get punish as a terorsit .

  • This is very sad to kill innocent People😭😭😭😭😭 😭 my prayers to familj

  • So f tired of all the hate! Truly heartbreaking

  • If you hate Islam, it does not mean you can kill innocent people who believe in Islam..if you hate certain people because of their actions it does not mean you can assume everyone acts like that. In my opinion, killing innocent people is not taught by all religions. Although I have never killed people even though I am Muslim, I am also close friends with non-muslim and we have never had a problem with each other.

  • Freedom of speech my foot, when there is unjust this kind of freedom of speech this happens. hate. Media and Hollywood is responsible for the islamophobia

  • What we need to do is find all the white supremacists or whatever race... and throw them all in prison. They’re sick in the head.

  • After few days, news will be dropped from the headline and everyone will be back on the business as usual. These so called liberal media and the government will never go after and expose the hate generating, islamophobic, anti-migrant, sexist, climate and covid denier, proto-fascist organisations like Rebel Media, Heritage Front, Blood and Honour and Combat 18 and several other individuals like Vloger Keving Johnston etc, who are spewing hate 24/7, dividing communities. AntiFa is standing in solidarity with the muslim community and against all the hate mongering fascists.

  • canadians r most humble people on earth .... whats going on in canada

  • God Bless everyone in the world

  • Leave the religion which makes ur life unsafe.

    • sanatana dharma is the path for you

  • My most sincere sympathies to their community and to this little boy who because of the racist hatred of someone will live alone the rest of his life😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 I'm not at all surprised Canada (not all) is racist

  • Everyone is safe in this country. What happened is terrible, but I doesn’t speak to Canada as a whole. Was any big deal made about the dead in Toronto from a terrorist attack a few years back? Nope, it was white people that were killed. And when it’s one of them that does something horrible nobody uses the word terrorist.Different rules for different people.

  • Canada is not racist. Your political agenda is.

  • As a filipino too here in canada have been experienced bully or racist , me as a teenage filipino someone hit my face without reason and i dont knowwhy he did that to me i came from work and i got home with unidentify face and it makes me uncimfortable and traumatize the whole time then when i come to school the whole class was laughing at me because of my appearance and there is a times that i cant eat properly because of totally broke my face and another is because of depression

    • same, know the feelings of being bullied by racist people too, still happening

  • The people who are disliking this are actually very sick individuals. What are you sickos afraid of?

  • The only solution for this type of behaviour long term is early childhood education, I assume the way that child was raised and who he interacted with are is a direct influence on his train of thought.

  • Non Muslim intentionally killing a Muslim because of hatred. World - “it’s not a terrorist act, just an accident”. A Muslim just slapped a non Muslim - a terrorist Muslim has slapped a non Muslim. It’s a sad world… 🌎

  • Now they also need to hold a vigil for the millions of innocent babies slaughtered by the government approved abortion sacrifices to the devil. Hell has room for all sinners, including all the satanic misleaders of the world. Read the Authorized King James Bible for the truth about it. God said that people should not kill each other.

  • Sad news indeed. Also remember the thousands of Christians that are being massacred annually in Muslim countries like Nigeria and Pakistan. No-one ever says anything about them. Sad...

  • Condolences to those affected by this tragedy 🙏

  • Depressing, as usually and hate promoting. Mission accomplished Global !!!

  • People die every day who cares

  • Media should stop showing islam is bad, instead.. show how islam really is...Islam means peace, not terrorist. Please remove those hate on your hearts to Muslims people.

  • We keep rising, Islam will continue to grow, we will not fall.

  • Scary that far right wingers are destroying Canada, just as they have in the US.

    • Codswallop. Radical lefties won't just destroy a family but will destroy a entire country.

  • liberal, muslim, double minister Ahmed Hussen next PM in Canada

  • Devote Christian?? He clearly has no idea what Christianity is about to behave in such way he is a disgrace for Christianity I wish this never happened since it has may Allah grand jannah to the family and peace to the child

    • why not ? that makes perfect sense

  • When do the vigils start for action against China? Why are Canadian media constantly ignoring the obvious?

  • I was planning on not voting for the current Liberal government next elections however after what has just transpired my decision has changed. Now, I can not imagine a non immigrant/minority supporting government running this country.

  • I condemn this kind of action towards minority, this is inhuman, justice must be done. Also When hundreds of non Muslims are tortured and killed in middle East Muslim nations nobody is there to condemn, no media is there to cover it, when something happen in West whole world is in shocked, what the hell is this double standard?? Is the minority living in middle East nations not human!! Killing is bad and every human being must condemn it whether its in East or west.

  • و لا تحسبن الذين قتلوا في سبيل الله أمواتا بل أحياء عند ربهم يرزقون. اللهم تغمدهم برحمتك و مغفرتك الواسعة.

  • It’s soo sad in history

  • Deviout Christian is what I heard if not mistaken of this guy who killed these innocent people should be hanged with no mercy

  • How's the truck?

    • detained for evidence

  • Justin u were the one who preach India on tolerance right ??? My country we are more than brothers

    • tolerance or not, exists everywhere

  • Just wondering.... Is it possible that he was a distracted driver who lost control? Very tragic for sure. Prayers for the family and community.

    • And then kept going after running down 4 pedestrians? Unlikely

  • Avoid using side walks and wearing hijab to attract immature lone wolves.

  • She is weak i wear my hijab rest my life no matter what

  • That is what you call tasting your own medicine. Does anybody ask what happens to hindus and Christians in Pakistan?..

  • More news like this...

  • Israely behind this investigation should begin

  • Maybe osraely behind this murdered

  • Humanity murdered

  • Here we go again the media and politicians dividing the country. Let's blame it all on the white man. Wake up people the politicians don't care they use these tragedies for they're plan to divide us so they can control us better

    • Exactly. Divide & conquer with control. Sow chaos from within & manipulate the gullible

  • Very sad day l don’t know them but I’m crying the a little boy has nobody

  • If they killed muslims they should stop muslims in entering Canada. So simple

    • Are u being for real or are you joking?

  • its a crime and the guy who committed this crime should be punished fully. to generalize beyond that is wrong. canada is a diverse country and to say muslims are targeted is not right. there are natives who are mistreated way worse and they are not saying they canada is full of XXXXphobic people. its a crime nothing beyond that.

  • Imagine Muslim killing westerns who are in the Muslim countries for work or tourism? Shame on you racists 😕

  • I'm extremely saddened and it's truly heartbreaking to see this. But, I'm not surprised at all. Islamophobia does exist and this is one of a trillion examples. I can list my own experiences and would go on for hours about how people throw so much hate on me just because they see me wearing a hijab 💔

    • stay positive, be proud of who you are 🌹

  • The people disliking this video are pure evil

  • To Allah we belong and to him we return

  • Where were the news stations when Jews were beaten not too long ago in Toronto?

  • OMG, must virtue signal! Must forget the people who have been killed by Muslims in Canada, the USA, and Europe, and ONLY feel sorry for Muslims! You'd probably lose your head in Saudi Arabia for some of your views and behaviours, lefties. You wouldn't fair much better in Pakistan or Afghanistan. Women, you better behave. In Muslim countries, you could get stoned to death. Oh, and since you lefties will be pushing the rainbow flag everywhere for the entire month, homosexuals are killed in Muslim countries, too. How about the Muslim girl killed by her father and brother in Mississauga? I believe they call it an "honour killing." Think they're from Pakistan as well.

  • نرى العداوة لا نرى أسبابها اللهم احفظ إخواننا في كل مكان

  • It's so sad I feel sorry sad and worried for that little 9 years old so sad 😭😭😭😭🌹🌹🌹❤️💋💋🇵🇰🇵🇰

  • He's not a Christian. Not by a long stretch.

    • Intersting! why do you think that? I'm pretty sure an athiest or agnostic would never do what he did.

  • That is true there are no words I feel so sad extremely sad

  • BTW, hate is an emotion. Everybody has emotions. Nothing the government can do to change that. Crime is crime. Emotions are not a crime.

  • As a Londoner, I stand together with our muslin friends!!! 💔

  • Oh my god this is extremely heart breaking, I feel so horrible for the little boy.

  • Today i was on the bus, i saw a fellow Muslim woman with two young boys out for a walk on the side of the road and i thought omg why is she out ? what if someone hurts her too then i felt bad for thinking that way, she should be able to enjoy our great country without fear !!

  • Police

  • Question to the world ? The small kid who is in hospital do u think he will forget ? Tomaro he can think of revange . even if u r in the same situation . might be u also do the same ? So question is this ? What is the solution for that kid . ?

    • he will suffer trauma, he will be supported, he will overcome, he did have a loving family which he will not forget ❤💙love &peace is always the answer

  • And of course right wingers are down voting videos covering this story.

  • Maybe the so called holly spirit told him to do that! Christians need to wake up read your books research stop being blinded with what the church teaches.

  • Jumping the gun?? "This past Thursday - three days before the fatal attack - Veltman was having trouble with the steering of his new truck, the co-worker said. “I actually drove with him on Thursday.” 🧐

  • We Canadian Muslim defeat hate with Love..... And we are one Family

  • Let me correct this properly, this is not Race issue , its a (Christian Extremism/ Terrorist) and the Terrorist picture is no where to be found on the media , and if this was the other way around the whole western media would be shouting and showing the picture of that person, the so call Islamic Extremism!!

  • Way too many redundant speeches of action for generations.

  • 😥😥😥😥 ALLAH give to him Sabr poor child 😥😥From Russia and Chechnya we are so sad hear this our brothers and sisters in Islam 😥

  • Remember the PM got up and called everyone who didn't vote for him a racist, because we wanted to investigate Sars Cov2. This country is a democracy, when we want to, we can vote out parties. Trudeau has no respect for our system.

  • Politicians really cemented the world's hate for Muslims. And for what ? Oil and money. They have blood on their hands

  • 😢

  • Equal rights & Justice 4 all !!! 🕊 Life is beautiful only some men r Not. Building is hard, takes time and effort. Destruction is easy, takes no time nor effort. Humanity is still in good hands and always will regardless of the relentless efforts of the evil few. Love 2 All, hatred to none !

    • @Sharon Rogowski lol I hear u. But women make the world 🌎 go round ! 🌹

    • agree….but, “Life is beautiful only some men and W ome n r Not.” don’t ignore how nasty “we” can be!

  • religious opposition>Black Lives Matter>Discrimination against Asians>racial discrimination stop all indiscriminate attacks agains,Human pleases

  • Muslims living in the West are in grave danger. Just look at the number of dislikes on this video. 325 Islamophobes disliked the video so far. Each of these 325 Islamophobes are potential anti Muslim terrorists & they need to be put under surveillance. But the sad thing is neither INplans nor the government be will blacklist them. Thus Islamophobic hate crimes will never stop.

    • whew!…had me worried there. Almost sounded like you were against the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

  • “Quiet home schooled Christian kid”. Honestly, while I don’t think any of that stuff was relevant in the past, now...after Trump and how brazen people have gotten, this almost reads like evidence against him now.

    • So why did we have Trump? Because of people like Biden and Obama. They are all bad. It's the political environment. Two poles of extremism where we used to have centralism.

  • Hate and racism are all the evil works of politicians and main stream media!.

    • Yep. For their own political gain.

  • It’s horrible how these things happen to any religion and it’s terrible because of racism! However where is the world when Christians get murdered and slaughtered by Muslims around the world excuse me but where is the equality and equal respect for Christians and other religions that Muslims do not respect and yet no labels for those horrible actions and suffering of other religions non Muslims!

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