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UN chief expresses outrage over killing of Muslim family in Canada

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took to Twitter to demand a united fight against Islamophobia. He also expressed his support for the family and the Muslim community.

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Tuesday expressed his outrage over the “targeted” killing of a Pakistani-origin Muslim family and called for unitedly standing against Islamophobia.

“I am appalled by the targeted and heinous attack on a Muslim family in Ontario, Canada,” the UN chief wrote on Twitter.

“My heart goes out to the victims, surviving family and loved ones – and the community,” he said.

According to the Canadian police, the family killed in a hit-and-run incident was targeted for being Muslim. The family had immigrated from Pakistan to Canada 14 years ago.

“We must stand united against Islamophobia and all forms of hatred, now more than ever,” the secretary-general said in his tweet.

World must counter Islamophobia ‘holistically’

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday expressed grief over the killing of a Pakistani-origin family in Canada said the world needed to act holistically to counter Islamophobia.

”Saddened to learn of the killing of a Muslim Pakistani-origin Canadian family in London, Ontario,” he wrote in a tweet.

“This condemnable act of terrorism reveals the growing Islamophobia in Western countries,” he stressed.

According to the Canadian police, the family killed in a hit-and-run incident was targeted for being Muslim. The family had immigrated from Pakistan to Canada 14 years ago.

OIC unanimously adopted Pakistan’s resolution on Islamophobia

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi Tuesday said that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) had unanimously adopted a resolution against Islamophobia moved by Pakistan.

Read more: Islamophobia: A fungible prop for Muslim religious soft power

Addressing a conference at Eid Gah Sharif, the foreign minister said that upon the special instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, he had attended a special session of the OIC along with 57 foreign ministers of the member states.

The foreign minister expressed his deep grief over the tragic incident in Canada in which a truck driver had crushed a five-member innocent Pakistani Muslim family.

Qureshi said about 65 million Muslims have been living across Europe.

Courtesy: APP

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