A vigil will be held at Red Deer City Hall on Friday for the four victims of a terrorist attack in London, Ont. earlier this week.
Four people, 46-year-old Salman Afzaal, his 44-year-old wife Madiha Salman, their 15-year-old daughter Yumna Salman and her 74-year-old grandmother, Talat Afzaal were killed by a truck in a senseless attack while out for an evening walk. The couple’s nine-year-old son, Fayez, was seriously wounded but is expected to recover.
The Red Deer vigil will be hosted by the Red Deer Islamic Centre and is set to start at 4 p.m.
“It’s a time when the community needs to come together… it’s a good opportunity to involve the community and it’s a good time to show people that Islamaphobia is something that no one should be thinking about and explaining it,” said Aamir Hussain, president of the Red Deer Islamic Centre on Thursday.