#Islamophobia

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Antony Blinken is the US Secretary of State. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • More than twenty lawmakers have written to US Secretary of State
  • The lawmakers termed Islamophobia as a "global problem"
  • A sudden rise in anti-mosque incidents were reported in May and June

.Ontario, Canada
The Afzaal family, who were run over by Veltman is a suspected hate crime. (Photo: Twitter/@QudsNen)

  • Prosecutors revealed that they were adding terrorism charges to 4 counts of premeditated murder
  • Veltman has no criminal record and no known link to any extremist group
  • The attack has fueled debate about the prevalence of Islamophobia in Canada

.Ottawa, ON, Canada
The coffins of the Afzaal family were draped in the Canadian flag. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • People collected near the London Islamic Center on Saturday to join in a public remembrance 
  • Four members of the Afzaal family were killed on purpose by a 20-year-old man, the authorities said 
  • "We are not alone in our grief," said the relative of the victims 

.London, ON, Canada
Hundreds gathered in a symbolic protest against Islamophobia.(Photo Credit: AFP

  • Four people of the same family died in the incident
  • The funeral will be a private ceremony
  • An open-to-all public service will also be organised