Remembering Christchurch – 51 Souls The Loss, The Lessons & The Legacy
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Wednesday April 07 2021
Remembering Christchurch – 51 Souls
The Loss, The Lessons & The Legacy
On the 15th of March 2019, New Zealand’s Christchurch Mosque faced a horrific terrorist attack. A white Supremacist with hateful ideology attacked innocent Muslim civilians leaving many injured and 51 killed.
After two years of this incident, as the pain of losing loved ones settles, MEND was honored to bring Farid Ahmed (Survivor), Mohammad Thompson (Voice Of Islam), and Professor Brian Cathcart on one platform. Together we were able to honor and pay our respects to the families who lost loved ones and to those who were martyred. We also had the opportunity to dissect the incident of the day and what led up to this event. We explored the topics of marginalization and the crucial role Prime Minister Jacinda Arden played in bringing the country together at a time of such tragic loss.
Mourning the loss, learning the lessons from this incident particularly what this means for Britain and finally establishing a legacy of peace.
In the words of Br Farid Ahmed, ‘We must remember that the Muslims who were attacked and killed were peaceful and good citizens, and even after the attack, the Muslims embodied peace, that is the teaching of our religion’.
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