Canadian Police Say Family Run Down by Truck Were Targeted as Muslims

A family of five who were struck by a vehicle were targeted because they were Muslims, Canadian police said.

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TORONTO (AP) — A family of five who were struck by a vehicle were targeted because they were Muslims, Canadian police said Monday. Four members of the family were killed in the incident and one remains in hospital. The incident occurred Sunday evening when a truck plowed into the group of pedestrians. “This was an act of mass murder perpetuated against Muslims,” London Mayor Ed Holder said. “It was rooted in unspeakable hatred. The magnitude…

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