Mr. Speaker, today I pay tribute to the remarkable lives of the Afzaal family.
Salman, Madiha, Yumna and Talat were tragically killed nine days ago in a senseless act of hate and terrorism. My community of London continues to be in a state of shock, profound sadness and anger as we try to come to terms with what happened. This past Saturday, in a moving funeral service, we said goodbye to four remarkable people who contributed to our community and country in immeasurable ways. May they rest in eternal peace.
Let us also continue to think about young Fayez, who is now out of hospital. Ensuring his well-being can be a shared responsibility.
To Canadian Muslims across our country: “Your sense of belonging and security is paramount. We stand with you in fighting to ensure Islamophobia is eliminated.” In that spirit, I call and join with other MPs for a national summit on Islamophobia and ask that this be convened at the earliest opportunity.
All of us have a role to play in ensuring such heinous acts of hate and terrorism never happen again.