Vigil held in Whitehorse for Muslim family attacked in London, Ont.

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Dozens of people gathered in front of the mosque in downtown Whitehorse at noon on Thursday for a vigil for members of a Muslim family in London, Ont., who were targeted in a fatal truck attack on Sunday. 

While many expressed grief and shock over the news, for some attendees, the attack was also a painful reminder and illustration of the realities of Islamophobia in Canada. 

“All of these lives, stolen — I ask, for what? I ask, why?” Israr Ahmed said to attendees in an opening speech. 

“It breaks our hearts, it breaks everyone’s hearts — it should break every conscientious heart, because hate has no place in humanity,

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