Front Burner

Guilty verdict for Muslim family truck attack

In the wake of Nathaniel Veltman’s guilty verdict, relief, but also fears inside London’s Muslim community.
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A court sketch of Nathaniel Veltman listening to testimony at his murder and terrorism trial on Sept. 28, 2023. (Pam Davies/CBC)

Nathaniel Veltman has been found guilty of four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, after violently hitting a Muslim family in London, Ontario, with a pick-up truck in 2021. 

What is the reaction to the verdict from the family and community? And how has this trial tested Canada's terrorism laws? 

First we hear from Hina Islam, a member of the Afzaal family and a registered psychotherapist who has provided trauma support for members of London's Muslim community. Later in the episode, CBC's Kate Dubinski explains what led up to the verdict.

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