15 March 2020
Christchurch terror attacks: one year on
Today marks one year since the terror attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Commenting, Harun Khan, Secretary General of the MCB said:
“Today, we stand together in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in New Zealand on the anniversary of the massacres at Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch.
“This anniversary serves as a painful reminder of the atrocities that have been committed when Islamophobia, racism and intolerance are allowed to fester. Despite the tragic loss of life in Christchurch a year ago, Muslim communities are still plagued by the threat of the far-right, and society is still blighted by this toxic hate.
“The powerful leadership shown by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has not only provided support for Muslims, but sets a strong example to world leaders everywhere of how to reject hate.
“We pray to God to bless those who have lost their lives and their loved ones to all forms of hate, and for a better future for us all.”