The intentional death of a Pakistani-origin Muslim family in Canada has outraged UN chief Antonio Guterres, who has called for a unified front against Islamophobia.
On Twitter, the UN head expressed his outrage at the targeted and brutal attack on a Muslim family in Ontario, Canada.
I am appalled by the targeted and heinous attack on a Muslim family in Ontario, Canada. My heart goes out to the victims, surviving family and loved ones – and the community.
We must stand united against Islamophobia and all forms of hatred, now more than ever.
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) June 8, 2021
He offered his condolences to the victims’ families and the community.
“My heart breaks for the victims, their surviving families and loved ones, as well as the community,” he stated.
According to Canadian authorities, the family who was slain in a hit-and-run was targeted because they were Muslim. The family moved to Canada 14 years ago from Pakistan.
“Now, more than ever, we must stand united against Islamophobia and all kinds of hatred,” the secretary-general stated in a tweet.