Published: Sat, March 23, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Muslims return to Christchurch mosque as NZ works to move on

Muslims return to Christchurch mosque as NZ works to move on

Less than one week after the terror attacks that killed 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, the country is taking action on gun reform. "Thank you PM Jacinda Ardern and New Zealand for your honest empathy and support that has won the respect of 1.5 billion Muslims after the terrorist attack that shook the Muslim community around the world".

He wrote that the honest empathy and support of her and [the people of] New Zealand had won the respect of 1.5 billion Muslims after the after the terrorist attack that shook the Muslim community around the world.

Dailies like The Press, The New Zealand Herald, The Dominion Post and Otago Daily Times expressed solidarity with the victims, and the Muslim community, in its time of grief.

The world's tallest building has been lit up with an image of New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hugging a mourning women at the Kilbirnie mosque in Wellington. "We are one", Ms Ardern said in a short speech, followed by two minutes of silence.

In remarks at the prayer service, Guterres recalled that a worshipper who saw a stranger walk into one of the Christchurch mosques said "Hello, brother", not knowing he was a terrorist. Thank you PM jacinda ardern and New Zealand for...

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Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante called the incident "horrible and inexcusable" and said it had no place in Montreal. The historic shrine is a famous Montreal landmark and the largest shrine dedicated to Saint Joseph in the world.


Ardern has received widespread praise from around the world and in particular from Muslim countries and their leaders for the way she has handled the aftermath of the terrorist attack carried out by a white supremacist.

Guterres first spoke at Friday prayers in the mosque at the Islamic Cultural Center of NY and then addressed the media at its school.

When asked if baby Neve had changed how she felt she'd reacted to the Christchurch shooting, Ardern was emphatic. Tarrant, 28, is set to appear in court on April 5.

The prime minister also reveals that she had given "very little thought" to wearing a black hijab in the wake of the attack except that it had been "the appropriate thing to do".

"Through them, the world will see the beauty of Islam and the beauty of unity", he said. On Thursday, Ardern announced a ban on all military-style semi-automatic weapons, such as the ones used in the March 15 shootings.

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