Toronto Arts Foundation's Statement on Islamophobia
[A graphic showing the silhouettes four people with no facial features. The two in the middle are wearing hijabs. They are meant to represent the diversity within the Muslim community. There is a green ribbon on the bottom right of this graphic. Text reads "We stand with #OurLondonFamily".]
Today we mourn the loss of our #OurLondonFamily; three generations killed by one hateful act. Our thoughts go out to the nine-year old who is in the hospital at this time. We mourn but we are also angry; angry that we as a society have allowed Islamophobia to reach these proportions; angry that the ideology of white supremacy continues to manifest itself through violence against racialized communities, Black, Indigenous, Asian, Muslim and so many others. We stand in solidarity with #OurLondonFamily, the Muslim community and all victims of this hateful ideology.
- Use this resource list to broaden and deepen your understanding of Islamophobia developed by islamophobia-is.com
- Provide a space/brave space to your Muslim co-workers
- You can support the family members by helping raise funds by clicking here.
You can also access these statements from National Council on Canadian Muslims (NCCM), the Mayor of London, Ed Holder and this video from Imam Munir El-Kassem, Imam of the Islamic Centre of Southwestern Ontario, on the need to address hatred.