Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji`un. This is very sad news of Muslims being attacked. Details are not clear, however.
A family of five was waiting at an intersection in the Canadian city of London when a driver intentionally mounted the curb and struck them, killing four, because of their Islamic faith, officials said Monday.
“There is evidence that this was a planned, premeditated act, motivated by hate. It is believed that these victims were targeted because they were Muslim,” said Detective Superintendent Paul Waight of the London Police. “There is no known previous connection between the suspect and the victims.”
If the attack was premeditated, was the alleged killer stalking them? Or is there just evidence that the alleged killer didn’t like Muslims and/or was planning to kill them?
Why haven’t police released more details about this suspect, who many are calling a terrorist? What is his race, religion, etc.? Why do they say he was motivated by hate? Was he a White supremacist, a Zionist supremacist, or something else?
A 74-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday night and the other four family members — a 46-year-old man, a 44-year-old woman, a 15-year-old girl, and a nine-year-old boy — were transported to the hospital by paramedic services.
The two adults and the teen died at the hospital, police said. The boy is still recovering in serious but non-life-threatening condition, they said, adding that family members of the victims have requested the names of the victims not be released at this time.
SubhanAllah, the nine-year-old boy has been orphaned.
According to Waight, the family was waiting at the intersection when a black pickup truck, driven by 20-year-old Nathaniel Veltman, mounted the curb and struck them.
Veltman was later stopped in the parking lot of a mall, where police were able to place him under arrest, according to police.
Veltman has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.
According to Waight, London Police are also working with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on potential terrorism charges against Veltman. It is unclear if Veltman has obtained an attorney.
London is a city in Ontario, Canada with a population of 385,000 people.
Canada has a history of attacking Muslims domestically and internationally. In 2017, six Muslims in the masjid were killed in the Quebec City mosque shooting. Canada itself has been a long time supporter of Zionism and has contributed to invading Muslim countries in the “War on Terror,” which has resulted in 59 million refugees and millions more dead.