Suspect charged with terrorism for truck attack on Canada Muslims | Malay Mail
OTTAWA, June 15 ― Canada is pressing terrorism charges against a man accused of mowing down a Muslim family with a pickup truck, prosecutors said yesterday, in an attack denounced as “terrorist” by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Four members of the Afzaal family ― a man and his wife, their...
channel for the latest updates.OTTAWA, June 15 ― Canada is pressing terrorism charges against a man accused of mowing down a Muslim family with a pickup truck, prosecutors said yesterday, in an attack denounced as “terrorist” by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Four members of the Afzaal family ― a man and his wife, their teenage daughter and his mother ― were out for a walk in London, Ontario, on June 6, when a truck driver struck them on purpose, according to authorities.Prosecutors revealed in a brief hearing that they were adding terrorism charges to the four counts of premeditated murder and one of attempted murder levelled last week against 20-year-old Nathaniel Veltman, 20.
“The federal and provincial attorneys general provided their consent to commence terrorism proceedings, alleging that the murders and the attempted murder also constitute terrorist activity,” the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said in a statement after the hearing. headtopics.com
Veltman, who has no criminal record and no known link to any extremist group, told the court via video link that he does not have a lawyer. He has yet to enter a plea and is set to reappear in court on June 21.The Afzaals' nine-year-old-daughter survived the attack in their neighborhood in the city of London, around 125 miles (200 kilometres) southwest of Toronto, but was seriously injured.
“This killing was no accident. This was a terrorist attack, motivated by hatred, in the heart of one of our communities,” Trudeau said during an impassioned speech at the House of Commons.The attack has fuelled debate about the prevalence of Islamophobia in Canada, and heightened fears within the Muslim community that outward signs of religious affiliation can make a person a target.
It was the deadliest anti-Muslim attack in Canada since a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City that had killed six people in 2017.“I think it is really important for us to name it as an act of terror,” Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland told a news conference.
“It is important for us to identify this as an act of Islamophobia, and it is important for us to identify the terrible threat that white supremacism poses to Canada, and to Canadians.” ― AFP Read more: Malay Mail »
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Canada pays final homage to family killed in truck attack | New Straits TimesLONDON, Canada : Several hundred people gathered in London, Ontario on Saturday to pay homage to a Muslim family deliberately mowed down by the driver of a pick-up truck, in an attack that has shocked Canadians and which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denounced as “terrorist.” Solat apakah ni sampai 'sujud' pada jenazah ? Solat jenazah 'rukuk' pun tiada, apatah lagi 'sujud' pada jenazah.
US, Canada set to discuss lifting of border restrictions - sourcesThe current travel restrictions are set to end on June 21. .....Welcome to Canada eh... please show 'PROOF OF VACCINATION' at the border
Muslim victims of truck attack given farewell with coffins draped in Canadian flagsThe attack has drawn widespread outrage and police are investigating it as a hate crime. Hated how the media did not even mentioned once that it was a terrorist attack.🖕 Genocide in Canada? 🤔
Canadians unite to mourn Muslim truck attack victims at funeralThe family's coffins were draped in Canadian flags, a testimony of the fact the nation 'stands with them'. FMTNews Canadian
Man gets terrorism charge in truck attack on Canadian Muslims Nathaniel Veltman already faces counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder. FMTNews nathanielveltman