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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 …

Outdoor Gathering with Food and Music to Support Whangārei Muslims

Mair Park in Whangārei, New Zealand, welcomed on April 14 more than 100 people who gathered at a pot luck picnic to not only commiserate with the local Muslim community over last month’s tragedy but to learn more about each other’s culture, NZ Herald reported. “The participants brought a plate for the event. There was …

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 …

Mosque Holds Interfaith Open Day to Thank Citizens

The main mosque in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, has announced holding an open day for all visitors regardless of faith on Saturday, April 27. The aim is to thank the citizens of the Pacific nation for their sympathy and support for Muslims following the  Christchurch Massacre, Scoop reports. The event will run from …

Mother, Son Help Kiwis Send Love Cards to Christchurch Victims

Mother, Son Help Kiwis Send Love Cards to Christchurch Victims

A New Zealand mother and her young son are helping Kiwis send their love messages to Muslims affected by the Christchurch terrorist attack, Now To Love reported Thursday. “This is such a heavy and sad time for New Zealand,” Hannah Rodgers says. “My hope is that people see this as an avenue to do something …

Christchurch Attack: Muslim Families' Lives Changed Forever

CHRISTCHURCH – Nearly a month after Christchurch Massacre in New Zealand which left 50 Muslim worshippers dead and dozens more fatally injured, the lives of survivors and the families of victims have changed irrevocably, Voice of America reported. Some survivors feel emboldened, others are haunted by memories of the attack and haven’t been able to …

New Zealand Muslim Doctor Explains Islam to Fellow Kiwis

PALMERSTON NORTH – Following the Christchurch massacre which took place last month, a Muslim doctor from Palmerston North city has planned to explain the Islamic faith to his Kiwi friends and colleagues for them to understand what it means to be a Muslim, Stuff reported. “It’s important to know more about each other, as those …

Six Kiwi Birds Named After Victims of Christchurch Massacre

Muslims in Northland, New Zealand, are thrilled for the honor of having six of the latest kiwi birds released into a Northland forest named after the youngest victims of the Christchurch Mosque terror attacks, New Zealand Herald reported Monday, April 8. “This is just massive for our community. To name them after those youngest victims …

Flowers Wall Marking Christchurch Shooting Keeps Growing

Three weeks after a terrorist shooting resulted in the death of 50 Muslim worshippers in Christchurch, flowers are still being laid in memory of the victims, reflecting extraordinary pour of love, Stuff reported Sunday, April 7. “When I see them now I just see people together and still coming together and showing love,” Jessie Collings, …

Volunteers Support Dunedin Muslim Community

In a remarkable reaction to the Christchurch tragedy, people in New Zealand’s second largest city of Dunedin have raced to volunteer and support Muslims. Hundreds of people have put their hands up to help either by trying to upgrade mosque security, help with cooking, gardening, transportation, or accompanying Muslim women, Otago Daily Times reported. Volunteers just wanted …



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