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Thread: Tonight I’m sad. Im sad that a 9 year old boy has woken up and learned that his family has died. Im sad that in a place like Canada - where we hope and expect to not see this kind of bigotry - that hate continues to exist. I’m sad that four lives were extinguished
Simply because of the faith they supported. I’m sad that, once again, a white Christian male has committed mass murder.

Tonight I mourn. I mourn the unnecessary loss of life in my hometown. I mourn the loss of community members out for a walk. I mourn with hundreds of thousands
Of my fellow Londoners who never expected something like this to happen in our city - despite history warning us.

Tonight I’m scared. I’m scared knowing that I’m raising a Biracial daughter who one day will inevitably face racism. I’m scared that she too will be targeted for
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We are sharing our deep condolences to the Afzaal and Salman families, their surviving child, the Muslim community in London, ON, and the broader Muslim community across Canada. #OurLondonFamily #StopIslamophobia
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The heinous, hate-based and shocking attack on Sunday night shakes us to the core and is a reminder of how much we must continue to do to fight Islamophobia and white supremacy in Canada. #OurLondonFamily #StopIslamophobia
In our work on the impacts of anti-terrorism laws and policies, from the War on Terror, to security certificates, to profiling at the border, to surveillance in the community and on campuses, we see how systemic racism serves to continue the targeting of Muslim Canadians.
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The mass murder in London is not an isolated incident. Western governments are deeply complicit in perpetuating Islamophobia in many ways, including participating in wars & occupations in the Middle East & demonizing and deporting refugees. #OurLondonFamily
In the 2000s the antiwar movement marched under the banner of War is Not the Answer, Islam is Not the Enemy, because the so-called War on Terror, as @wickdchiq has rightly pointed out, has really been a War on Muslims. Islamophobia and Western Imperialism go hand in hand.
The wars on Iraq and Afghanistan, the so-called Safe Third Country Agreement, gov't demonizing & surveillance of Muslim groups & organizers, Security Certificates, the list goes on. Gov't condolences & apologies aren't a replacement for changed policies. #OurLondonFamily
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Nobody gets to act surprised about the violent targeting and murder of a Pakistani-Muslim family in London, Ontario #OurLondonFamily. Here’s why: 46% of Canadians have an unfavourable view of Islam - more than for any other group (1/8)
52% of Canadians feel that Muslims can only be trusted “a little” or “not at all.” (2/8) #Islamophobia #OurLondonFamily
47% of Canadians support banning headscarves in public, compared with 30% of Americans. (3/8) #Islamophobia #OurLondonFamily
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Today I ask that no one look away from the vile anti Muslim prejudice in our midst. I have lived in #LdnOnt for almost a decade and these are the kinds of messages I have received on an ongoing basis.
Love and courage is all we have to give back. Even in the face of the most vile murderous hate that we encounter. #OurLondonFamily
I have had so many family members ask me why I speak up. I speak up because my silence will not save me or my family. I speak up because I am deliberate and unafraid. And I will never stop speaking up against hatred. #LdnOnt #OurLondonFamily
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