Like so many others in London and across Canada, we are deeply saddened by the horrific act of hatred, racism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia that took place in our community. We know that words sometimes seem so inadequate – and ultimately they are. We need action. And we need to grieve. We send love and condolences to the friends, families, and neighbours of the beautiful family who were killed while taking an evening stroll. We are profoundly sorry. We stand in solidarity with the Muslim community and reiterate our commitment to working to end existing hatred and violence. In the words of CRHESI Executive Committee member, Javeed Sukhera, “I ask of you all, please, never, ever, look away from the hatred that lives within our midst. Do not give it oxygen. Starve it with love. Suffocate it with compassion.”
A crowdfunding campaign to the support the lone surviving family member is underway on LaunchGood.