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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