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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 …

Sonny Bill Williams Talks about Inspiring Young Muslims

As a committed Muslim, New Zealand rugby superstar Sonny Bill Williams hopes to continue inspiring young Muslims, Pacific Islanders and his children, as he looks to grow as a person and leader, TV New Zealand reported. “I know I didn’t have to study, but I want my kids to grow up to be whatever they …

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, …

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 …

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, …

All Smiles and Beautiful Spirit as Wellington Holds Open Mosque Day

Wellington’s Kilbirnie mosque opened its doors on Sunday as a show of thanks to the people Wellington for their support in the wake of the Christchurch terror attacks, Stuff reported Sunday, April 28. “It was like after 9/11 our clock started running back. We felt so alone. After the Prime Minister of New Zealand wore …

Otago University Shows Film on Muslim Converts

Muslim students at the University of Otago in Dunedin city, New Zealand are inviting everybody on April 28 to watch a documentary focusing on converts to Islam, who are sharing their experiences living in different countries around the world, Otago Daily Times reported. “One of the most interesting parts of the documentary for New Zealanders …

Image of New Zealand PM Hugging Mourner to be Painted in Melbourne

The powerful image of New Zealand Prime Minister hugging a Muslim mourner outside a mosque following Christchurch terrorist attack will be immortalized on a large silo in Melbourne. “Our community is a place made up of many cultures and many faiths. It is rich because of its diverse history and community. It is a place …



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