There are no words to describe the overwhelming pain and grief and anger felt by many Londoners today. Our community has been shattered by news of the vicious hate-motivated murder of four innocent people out for a summer stroll. A child lies in hospital after losing his parents, sister and grandmother.
We are collectively reeling as we try to comprehend the incomprehensible - that someone could commit such an unspeakable crime against fellow human beings. Islamophobia is deadly and must be eradicated. Our hearts ache for the family, friends, neighbours, coworkers and the faith community of those who were lost.
Our resolve is stronger than ever to confront and uproot the evil of Islamophobic hate. London MPPs, the City of London and our entire community stands united in support of our London Muslim family.
Please reach out to Muslim friends and neighbours to let them know you are thinking of them and that you stand with them. If you or someone you know is struggling to process this horrific act, please access the resources that are available to help:
Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration:
519-672-6000 ext. 309
Victim Services of Middlesex London:
519-678-4631 or [email protected]
In addition, the London Police have set up a tip line, and ask that anyone with information regarding this incident call in at 519-661-5515 ext. 5842. Anonymous tips can be provided through London-Elgin-Middlesex Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or londoncrimestoppers.com.
Take care and stay safe,
Although my community office is closed to in-person meetings, we remain available to help with provincial programs and services by phone at 519-657-3120 or by email at [email protected]