New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern led a 2-minute silence at AL-Noor mosque on Friday as the Muslim Call to Prayer broadcast live on national TV.
The mosque was one of the two places of worship that came under attack last Friday leaving 50 dead and dozens injured. One alleged shooter, Brenton Tarrant, a self-proclaimed white supremacist has been charged with murder.
Ardern has moved quickly to ban all semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles.
Ardern addressed the families of the victims and Muslims in general saying: "New Zealand mourns with you, we are one."
"New Zealand mourns with you. #WeAreOne"— 💀..Valiant..👽 and 89 others (@SnakeEater27219) March 22, 2019
PM quoted a Hadees Sharif.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and thousands of others observe the Muslim Call to Prayer at Hagley Park near the Al Noor Mosque in #Christchurch #ChristchurchTerrorAttack#PakistanWelcomesMahathir@PTI @siasatpk pic.twitter.com/rgt6WuzKs9
Other sites across the country such as the lawns outside parliament saw scores of Muslim and non-Muslim New Zealanders alike, coming together in solidarity.
Crowds can be seen chanting 'No hate, no fear, Muslims are welcome here'.
One social media campaign called on non-Muslim women to wear scarves on Friday in a show of solidarity.
Dear New Zealanders Aotearoa - Being a Muslim, I’m overwhelmed. I have never seen this kind of solidarity in my entire life - The vigils, The Haka performances, The scarves. It’s just amazing and heartwarming.— Faizan Siddiqui (@TweetByFaizan) March 21, 2019
Thank you.#HeadscarfForHarmony#ScarvesInSolidarity #NewZealand pic.twitter.com/kKuhNFTngQ
It’s Friday 22/3 (now in Malaysia)! Thank you to wonderful New Zealanders who initiated the #ScarvesInSolidarity and #HeadscarfForHarmony campaigns as tribute to your Muslim whānau killed during the terrorism acts in Christchurch#TheyAreUs pic.twitter.com/AMkzag0DMR— Asrul Muzaffar (@asrulmm) March 21, 2019
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