The ISIJ of Toronto Statement on the Hate-Motivated Truck Attack on a Muslim Family in London, Ontario
Vaughan, ON, June 8, 2021 – The Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat (ISIJ) of Toronto grieves for the devastating loss of life following the horrific hate-motivated truck attack on a Muslim family in London, Ontario, who were out for a walk on Sunday evening. The attack left four family members dead and one in hospital.
Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and those injured in the attack. As proud Canadian Muslims, we strongly condemn any act of violence and believe that our strength as a nation will always come from our diversity, never our division. We call upon the Canadian authorities to take swift action in addressing Islamophobia in our communities.
“Surely, we belong to God and to Him we shall return.” Holy Quran, 2:156.
About the Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat (ISIJ) of Toronto
The Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat (ISIJ) of Toronto is a charitable organization comprised of a diverse community of over 7,000 Muslims, the majority of whom reside in the City of Vaughan and the Town of Richmond Hill. ISIJ of Toronto operates three religious centres in the Greater Toronto Area in Thornhill, Brampton and Hamilton. The guiding principles of the ISIJ of Toronto espouse and promote the core Canadian values of equality, fairness and tolerance. ISIJ of Toronto’s progressive and socially responsible ethos is held up as a role model for other faith-based organizations in Canada and abroad. Through its centres, the organization successfully carries out its own youth programs, periodic publications, library, seniors’ activities, burial facilities and various other functions. For more information, please visit jaffari.org
For more information, please contact:
Shafiq Ebrahim, Vice President, Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Toronto
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