Munir El-Kassem says events in Palestine related to murder of Muslims in London, ON

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On June 8, 2021 CP24 reported:

Thousands of people, including political and community leaders, gathered outside a London mosque Tuesday night to remember the members of a Muslim family who police say were intentionally struck down by a vehicle in a hate-motivated attack over the weekend. Speakers at the vigil included leaders from all the major federal and provincial parties, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Doug Ford.

According to London Police Service:

On Sunday, June 6, 2021, at approximately 8:40 p.m., a vehicle struck five citizens as they walked along the west side of Hyde Park Road, where it meets South Carriage Road. A black pickup truck, occupied by a lone male travelling southbound on Hyde Park Road, mounted the curb and struck the five victims waiting to cross the intersection… The victims were all members of the same family. The deceased include a 74-year-old female, a 46-year-old male, a 44-year-old female, and a 15-year-old female. One 9-year-old male remains in hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. As a result of the investigation, Nathaniel Veltman, 20, of London, has been charged with four counts of first degree murder and one count of attempt murder.

In a short speech at the vigil Munir El-Kassem, imam of the Islamic Centre of Southwestern Ontario, said:

There is a reason why they say the world is a small village. Every country has a foreign policy. I just want to say whatever is happening in Jerusalem and Gaza is related to what to whatever happened in London, Ontario. Period.