The head of London’s police services board says the racism that appears to have fueled a deadly attack on a Muslim family is not isolated.
Board chairman Javeed Sukhera says in a statement that the board will work to “dismantle white supremacy” in the city and continue to address Islamophobia.
Four members of a Muslim family were killed on Sunday when a man driving a black Dodge Ram smashed into them on a sidewalk, an attack police have said was a targeted anti-Muslim hate crime.
Sukhera says the board has heard from the local Muslim community that its members live in fear.
He says two previous Muslim police board chairs were also subjected to racist attacks that increased when the group worked to address racism.
Sukhera says the board will continue to tackle racism and is also joining a call by the London Muslim Mosque for a national summit on Islamophobia between all levels of government.
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