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200 Relatives of Christchurch Victims Invited to Hajj

A sum of 200 relatives of the victims of Christchurch massacre which occurred in New Zealand in March this year were officially invited on Tuesday, July 16 to perform Hajj pilgrimage this season, Asharq Al-Awsat reports. “This initiative is part of the ‘Guests Program for Hajj and Umrah’. We invited those brothers and sisters to …

Ambitious Memorial Proposed for Christchurch Mosque Victims

A leading Australian Islamic group has proposed an ambitious plan for a memorial to the March 15 terror attack response. The concept plan for the memorial is to “capture the legacy of how New Zealanders all came together as one,” Scoop reported. “It would celebrate how New Zealanders, regardless of faith, came together,” Mustafa Farouk, …

Good Samaritans Step Up to Help Secure Dunedin Mosque

People in New Zealand’s second largest city of Dunedin have stepped up efforts to install security doors and CCTV camera at Dunedin’s Al Huda mosque, as serious concerns were raised about the safety of the mosque after the Christchurch attack, Otago Daily Times reported. “Since the incident, obviously there was a big concern in terms …

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,” …

'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 …



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