A family of 5 were run down by a car in London, Ontario, Canada. A nine year old boy is in hospital in serious condition. His mother, father, sister and grandmother are dead. The family is Muslim from Pakistan. It sounds like it wasn’t an accident. I am utterly heartbroken that this could happen in Canada. The driver has been arrested and police and PM immediately labeled it as Islamaphobia and a Hate Crime. They apparently investigated and determined that the driver is “a Christian who has a good relationship with God”. News said he was laughing when he exited his blood streaked truck. PM labeled the incident as Christian terrorism. As I was watching the video, I was near tears. All I wanted to do was write an expression of sadness and compassion but I had to shut the video down because I couldn’t stand the sound of PMs voice any more.
I am asking for prayers for the little boy who has lost everyone in his family who lives in Canada. Please also pray that God will not allow the words spoken to fan negative feelings into hatred and resentment between members of our two communities. Our PM has said that religious Christians are the worst of Canadian society so this shouldn’t be a surprise and we are seeing persecution of Christian pastors and their flocks. I know I should pray that PM will have a change of heart but I am struggling with that.