Man suspected of killing Canadian Muslim family was motivated by hate -police | Reuters

  

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Via:  jbb  •  one week ago  •  2 comments

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Man suspected of killing Canadian Muslim family was motivated by hate -police | Reuters
A man accused of killing four members of a Canadian Muslim family by running them over in his pickup truck, targeted them in an attack motivated by hate, police said on Monday.

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A man accused of killing four members of a Canadian Muslim family by running them over in his pickup truck, targeted them in an attack motivated by hate, police said on Monday. Police in London, Ontario, citing witnesses, said that 20-year-old Nathaniel Veltman, jumped the curb in his vehicle on Sunday, struck five members of the family, ranging in age from 9 to 74, and then drove off at high speed. Veltman, a resident of London who was arrested after the incident, has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. He is due back in court on Thursday after being remanded to custody on Monday. "There is evidence that this was a planned, premeditated act, motivated by hate," Detective Superintendent Paul Waight of the London police department told reporters. "We believe the victims were targeted because of their Islamic faith," Waight said. Police in London - 200 km (120 miles) southwest of Toronto - were consulting the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and prosecutors about potentially filing terrorism charges, he said. The suspect does not have a criminal record, and is not known to be a member of a hate group, police said. He was arrested in a mall parking lot without incident while wearing a body-armor-type vest, police said. There is no


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JBB
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1  seeder  JBB    one week ago

Among those killed were a nine year old girl and her seventy four year old grandmother. Canadian authorities are say8ng this was a hate crime...

 
 
 
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2  Sean Treacy    one week ago

Using a photoshopped  joke as the caption really underscores how serious you take this. 

 
 
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