Press release, Montreal June 6, 2023.
On the painful second anniversary of June 6, 2021, when the violent terrorist attack took place in London, Ontario, which led to the annihilation of the Afzaal family, who were on an ordinary outing, the Canadian Muslim Forum (FMC-CMF) warns of the consequences of the apparent rise in cases of Islamophobia assaults against institutions, mosques and citizens of Muslim origins across Canada.
In this regard, FMC-CMF believes that there is work required on more than one level of necessity to secure the safety of the community’s institutions and individuals and protect them from the violent aggressions they are exposed to.
FMC-CMF urges decision makers at the federal and provincial political levels to give clear and unambiguous directives to the security authorities to deal seriously with the hate-violent based incidents that the community is facing. And to call things “what they are” as hate crimes without hesitation.
The Canadian Muslim Forum (FMC-CMF) concludes that any procrastination in dealing with these act of violence may lead to disastrous results that no one wishes for. Every citizen has the right to feel safe and secure in his/her country, regardless of his/her social, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds.
En hommage aux victimes de l’attaque #islamophobe de London #ON, 6, juillet 2021
In tribute to the victims of the #Islamophobic attack in London,ON, 6 ,2021
ذكرى شهداء مجزرة لندن،اونتاريو ، ٦ حزيران، جوان ٢٠٢١#london #june6th #londonfamily
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— Canadian Muslim Forum/Forum musulman canadien (@CNDMuslimForum) June 6, 2023