Christchurch: Thousands of people were gathered at Hagley Park in Christchurch. The Muslim call to prayer at Hagley Park – broadcast across the nation. One week ago today, a man labeled a white supremacist attacked two mosques in Christchurch, killing 50 people and injuring dozens more.
Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda on Friday addressed an estimated 5,000 people standing quietly at Hagley Park in front of the Al Noor mosque, where 50 Muslim worshippers were murdered last week. She said New Zealand Mourns with you and Quoted a Hadees Sharif.
While Talking to the gathering Imam Fouda said “They are not just martyrs of Islam but martyrs of this country New Zealand… Hate will be undone and love will redeem us.”
New Zealand television journalists, security workers and anchors are wearing headscarves for their live broadcasts and using Arabic greetings. Some Muslim leaders say it is now “impossible” to tell who is Muslim and who is not – the community at Hagley Park looks as one.are wearing hijab out of respect as people gather in Christchurch’s Hagley Park for Friday prayers, one week after the mosque shootings.
Hundreds of high school students gathered on Monday for a candlelight vigil in Hagley Park, near the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. They students sang, performed the haka dance, and mourned the 50 Muslim worshipers who were killed and more than.
The Christchurch paper with peace in Arabic and the names of the victims on the front page.