By Michael Boriero
Ayman Oweida, an assistant professor at the Université de Sherbrooke, was speechless when he heard about the deadly attack against a Muslim family in London, Ontario on June 6, killing four family members, and leaving a nine-year-old boy gravely injured and orphaned.
“I was so shocked. I couldn’t believe my eyes, that it was actually [London] out of all the places in Canada, not that I would expect it anywhere else, but it is just that this is a place that means so much to me; I lived there,” said Oweida.
He was brought to tears when he found out Salman Afzaal, his wife Madiha Salman, their 15-year-old daughter Yumna and her 74-year-old grandmother, Talat Afzaal were killed while out for an evening walk. Their son, Fayez, barely survived the senseless attack.