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Christchurch Muslims Oppose Film Plans on Massacre

The Muslim community in Christchurch have opposed new plans for a movie on the mosque massacre as they are still grieving. “[It] will probably inflame the situation at this stage,” Muslim Association of Canterbury (MAC) president Shagaf Khan told Stuff. “Whatever the reality in front of us, why do we need to repeat it again?” …

In Christchurch, UN Chief Calls for Tolerance

On a three-day visit to New Zealand, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres paid his respects on May 13 to the Muslim martyrs of the horrific Christchurch massacre which shocked the Pacific nation two months ago, UN News reported. “Like so many around the world, I had been moved by the poignant stories of compassion and …

After Christchurch, Muslim Women Await Ramadan to Recharge Faith

For the first time in her life, 12-year-old Sabilla Kirnab is feeling nervous as she approaches Ramadan, following Christchurch and Sri Lanka attacks, ABC News reported “When I first heard about the Christchurch shooting I was scared. I didn’t want to go to the mosque,” Kirnab said. “But then I realized that’s what the people …

Muslim Students in Canterbury Univ. Meet Police for Safety Workshop

Muslim students at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand met this week with local police officials for an informal safety workshop following the Christchurch massacre, TV New Zealand reported on May 2. Bariz Shah, the president of the university’s Muslim Students Association (UCMSA) said: “It’s important that our community’s members are able to meet …

Big Ramadan Events May be Cancelled in Christchurch for Safety

Muslim elders are considering canceling four large Ramadan gatherings in Christchurch due to safety fears, Stuff reported. “We don’t want to take a big risk for our children. Families who have deceased or injured people are traumatized and scared.” Linwood Masjid imam Ibrahim Abdelhalim said The imam added that the Canterbury Muslim Community Trust (CMCT) already had a booking at the Halswell Centre for this year, …

Image of New Zealand PM Hugging Mourner to be Painted in Melbourne

The powerful image of New Zealand Prime Minister hugging a Muslim mourner outside a mosque following Christchurch terrorist attack will be immortalized on a large silo in Melbourne. “Our community is a place made up of many cultures and many faiths. It is rich because of its diverse history and community. It is a place …

Prince Charles Calls Christchurch Victim 'A Shining Example to All of Us'

The Prince of Wales has given special recognition to one of the survivors of the Christchurch terror attacks in his Easter message, calling the Muslim man a “shining example to us all”, Stuff reported Sunday, April 21. “Last month we saw another remarkable example of forgiveness following the utterly appalling attack on Muslims in Christchurch, …

Muslims Still Suffer Racism after Christchurch Massacre

“New Zealander Muslims continue to be victims of racist abuse more than a month after Christchurch terrorist attack. Women’s hijabs are being pulled off and the Muslim community are encountering a lot of verbal abuse,” said the founder of Khadijah Leadership Network, Tayyaba Khan, during an interview on April 16 with TVNZ1’s Breakfast. Khan informed …

Christchurch Attacks: Thousands of Pakistanis Pay Tribute to Victims

Thousands of worshippers in Pakistan’s Jhang city have paid tribute to 50 victims of New Zealand’s double mosque attack, making a human image of New Zealand’s Al Noor mosque in Christchurch city, Aljazeera reported. “We worked really hard to make this model,” one participant, Noor Hassan, said of the tribute. “It was so pleasant that …

4-Year-Old Christchurch Victim Wakes from Coma, Now She Can’t See

A four-year-old girl shot in the Christchurch terror attacks has awoken from a coma and she cannot see anyone or recognize her parents, Global News reported. “My daughter Alen woke up five days ago, and she’s had a lot of surgeries,” her father Waseeim Daraghmih said in a video uploaded to Facebook, adding that there were …



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