The Muslim family who were killed in an Islamophobic attack last Sunday were buried on Saturday in London, Ontario following a moving ceremony at the at the Islamic Centre of Southwest Ontario.
Salman Afzaal, 46, his wife Madiha Salman, their 15-year-old daughter Yumna Afzaal and Salman’s 74-year-old mother Talat Afzaal died after they were run over by a pick-up truck while they were out for a walk. The couple’s nine-year old son Fayez survived the attack and is recovering in hospital.
London Police said the hate-motivated attack was premeditated and the family was targeted because of their Islamic faith. A 20-year-old man faces four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.
The caskets were draped in Canadian flags and the funeral was held in the Islamic Centre’s parking lot, with space for the public in nearby