The PWU Grieves for the Muslim Community
Discouragement, sadness, and defeat can be felt by Ontarians all around the province. On Sunday, June 6th, an unfathomable attack of terror was conducted against a family of five in London, Ontario.
We will not repeat the name of the terrorist who carried out this heinous act of hate, instead we will name the victims. Madiha Salman, 44, her husband Salman Afzaal, 46, their 15-year-old daughter Yumna Afzaal and Mr Afzaal's 74-year-old mother were all struck by a vehicle while taking an evening stroll yesterday. The couple’s nine-year-old son, Fayez Afzaal has survived the attack and is currently recovering in hospital from his injuries.
If you are struggling with this tragedy and require assistance, we encourage you to contact your EFAP provider for support.
Should you wish to help more, here are some routes you can take:
- A GoFundMe page has been created for Fayez, in which the PWU will be donating towards.
- Contribute to the Fayez’s GoFundMe page:
- Salman Family Sadaqa Jariya Fund
- Sign this petition:
- Petition: Urgent Call for a National Action Summit on Islamophobia
It is important to the PWU that we emphasize that we deplore any type of racism or hate and reiterate that it has no place within our workforce. We stand in solidarity with #OurLondonFamily and our Muslim community and will continue to work to ensure they always feel safe and supported.
Power Workers’ Union