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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 …

Dunedin Muslim Woman’s 'Astounding Message' to NZ Prime Minister

A Muslim woman in New Zealand’s second largest city of Dunedin told PM Jacinda Ardern she only feels at home in New Zealand since the Christchurch terror attack, News Hub reported Wednesday. “There was one woman in the room who said she had lived in New Zealand for more than a decade, [and said] that …

Australians Demand Action Against Islamophobic Terrorism

Christchurch massacre has brought attention to the ubiquitous Islamophobic discourse in Australia where more than 300 Muslim journalists, academics and activists issued a statement urging the government to take steps against Islamophobic bigotry, TRT World reported on March 25. “For years, we’ve warned against the use of racist and discriminatory language in media and politics. …

NZ Rugby Player Ofa Tu'ungafasi Accepts Islam

CHRISTCHURCH – The All Blacks rugby player Ofa Tu’ungafasi has accepted Islam following a visit with his Muslim teammate Sonny Bill Williams over the weekend to the survivors of Christchurch mosque terrorist attack. “Allahu akbar today Sonny Bill William’s mother and his teammate Offa Tuungafasi accepted Islam. May Allah make it easy for them and …

This Video Will Help You Explain Terrorism to Kids

This Video Will Help You Explain Terrorism to Kids

Distressing events like the recent terrorist attack on New Zealand mosques affect us all in different ways. While adults often have enough life experience to be able cope with such terrifying events, children can face different challenges. Monsters – Sammy J S2 (ep7) This week on Playground Politics, Sammy J answers a letter from a …



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