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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 …

NZ Rugby Club Considers Name Change After Christchurch

The team’s current badge features a sword-wielding knight with a cross on his chest in the style of a medieval Crusader The Crusades were a series of religious wars sanctioned by the Latin church between Christians and Muslims during the medieval period  Terrorist Brenton Harrison Tarrant made references to the Crusades in his manifesto and …

Christchurch Attacks: Shedding Light on History of NZ Muslims

The Islamophobic attack on March 15 which killed 50 Muslim New Zealanders in Christchurch city and fatally injured many others has shed a worldwide spotlight on the Muslim community of the remote Pacific nation. According to The Conversation, Muslims make up just over 1% of New Zealand’s population. Historical accounts document that Islam first arrived …

Christchurch Attacks: Muslim Women Still Fear Wearing Hijab in Public

CHRISTCHURCH – Two weeks after Christchurch massacre, many Muslim women in New Zealand are still too scared to wear their hijab in public, a local community which is concerned with serving migrant and refugee women in New Zealand said, Radio NZ reported. The non-profit organization, Shakti Community Council, currently assists 13 New Zealander Muslim women affected …

Open Mosque: Whangārei Islamic Center Welcomes Guests

The Islamic Center of Whangarei has held an ‘open mosque day’ where over 100 people from different faiths turned out on an overcast weekend to commiserate with the Muslim community of New Zealand’s northernmost city, NZ Herald reported on April 1. “Some families traveled from as far south as Auckland and as far north as …

New Zealand Oldest Univ. Starts Muslim Chaplaincy Service

A Muslim chaplaincy service begins today at the University of Otago, New Zealand. This is something that has been in the planning for some time, but coincidentally arrives at a critical time for Muslim staff and students with the recent tragic events in Christchurch, Otago Daily Times reported. “It’s taken some time to work between …

Rugby League Players Pay Emotional Visit to Christchurch Mosque

Four Manly Sea Eagles players paid an emotional visit Thursday, March 28, to one of the mosques which were the scene of a terrorist shooting in Christchurch about two weeks ago, Newshub reported. “It’s hard to deal with those sort of things, the shock, and awe of it all,” Curtis Sironen said. “We’ve just got …



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