Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the “terrorist attack” after Tuesday in Ontario on Sunday evening four members of a Muslim family in killed in a truck driven by a young man.
“This massacre was not an accident,” said Trudeau in speaking to the House of Commons, “It is a terrorist attack motivated by hatred in the heart of one of our societies.”
The attacker was arrested and charged with willful murder in indicted four cases. A nine-year-old boy from the same family was found after the attack on Sunday evening in London, 200 km southwest of Toronto, in hospitalized in critical condition.
“We all hope that the child will recover quickly from their wounds, even if we know that with the sadness, the incomprehension and the anger, die this cowardly anti-Muslim attack caused will live long, ”added the Canadian Prime Minister.
He recalled several attacks on Muslims in Canada since the mosque shooting in Quebec, which killed six people in 2017.
“They have all been targeted because of their religion, Islam. This is what happens here in Canada, and this has to stop, “he said, promising in particular to step up the fight against extremist groups.
This tragedy sparked outrage among Muslims in Canada from. London police confirmed that the suspect, Nathaniel Feltman, 20, ran his pickup truck over a Muslim family while they were standing on the sidewalk as part of a “deliberate and planned hateful act”.
Feltman fled, surprised, but he did die Police soon took him in a mall seven kilometers from the crime scene.
On Monday the inmate was charged with willful murder in four cases and for attempted murder in five cases charged.
“There is evidence that it was a deliberate and planned act of hate. We believe that die Victims were targeted because they were Muslim. There is no known link between the suspect and the victims, “said Paul White, a city police investigator.
The victims, whose names were not published, are an elderly woman (74 years), a man (46 years), a woman (44 years) and a girl (15 years) die represent three generations of a family, said Ed Holder, city mayor.
The injured child is a nine-year-old boy who has been hospitalized and is recovering.
“Let’s be clear, this is a mass murder of Muslims, of Londoners,” said Holder and condemned “indescribable hatred”.
She added that the attack took place around 8:40 p.m. on Sunday, when die five family members stood on the sidewalk and waited die Crossing intersection when “a black pickup truck climbed onto the sidewalk and drove over it”.
White didn’t provide many details about the investigation, but did state that die police die Checked suspect’s social media posts.
He added that the suspect was wearing a “bulletproof vest” at the time of his arrest.
The investigator said die local authorities discussed with the federal police and the attorney general about die Possibility of “terrorist charges” against die Levy defendants.
The police confirmed that the accused is not a criminal and is not known to belong to any particular group.
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