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Mosque Attack Memorial: New Zealand Muslims Call for National Day of Reflection

Hundreds of people from the Christchurch suburb of Hillmorton packed into the local high school hall last night for a memorial service for four of those killed in March-15 terrorist attacks. This came amid calls of designating the day as a national day of reflection, Scoop reported Monday. “I believe that it happened as a …

NZ Sikh Community Donates $39,000 to Christchurch Victims

New Zealand’s Sikh community has donated $39,000 (NZD $60,000) to the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack, Kashmir Walla reported. “No amount of money can change what has happened, or bring back the lives lost. But we can offer our support to victims and their families, so they don’t have to bear this burden alone,” …

3 Months on Christchurch Shooting, This is How Muslim Widow Rebuilds Her Life

Christchurch widow Ambreen Naeem is learning to drive at the age of 45. It has been three months since a terrorist attacked two mosques in Christchurch, killing 51, including Ambreen’s husband and son, injuring 49, and leaving thousands in trauma. “I lost half my family. We were such a nice family,” she told ABC News …

3 Months on Christchurch Attacks, Anti-Racism Discussions Continue

Three months on the Christchurch attacks, a trans-Tasman conference is being held on Friday, June 13,  to discuss the cultures that breed racism and extremism in both Australia and New Zealand, The Spinoff reported. The conference, titled “Let’s Deal With It: A Trans-Tasman Campaign Towards Racial Equity”, is hosted by Shakti Community Council. Tayyaba Khan, …

'Egg Boy' Donates $100,000 to Christchurch Victims

Australian teenager William Connolly,  known as “egg boy”, has donated about $100,000 to the victims of the Christchurch mosque terrorist attack, NZ Herald reported. “Finally!!! After a huge amount of red tape,$99,922.36 has today been transferred to the Christchurch Foundation and Victims Support,” he said on Instagram last night. “For those of you who don’t …

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, …



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