‘Terrorism has no religion’: Twitterati condemn New Zealand Mosque Shootings

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World Leaders, celebrities, and activists have jointly condemned the incident of terrorism in New Zealand which killed dozens of Muslims as an Australian shooter opened fire in a mosque.

Earlier during Friday prayers, a gunman had broken into a mosque and killed 40 people and left 20 injured, reported local media through the death toll as of yet remains unconfirmed.

Prior to the terrorist attack, the Australian shooter had opened live transmission to social media via a camera attached to his helmet– expressing anger at which, social media users have been calling to avoid sharing of the video.


Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern while expressing her condemnation to the media, urged the public to refrain from circulating the video on the internet as it would act as ‘oxygen’ to the propaganda that the attacker stands for.

 

‘Official statement’

An official statement from NZ Senator Fraser Anning was also criticised on the sides, as the senator attempted to justify the attack by calling Muslims “terrorists” by large.

The presser went on to state that “Islam is not like any other faith. It is the religious equivalent of fascism. And just because the followers of this savage belief were not the killers in this instance, does not make them blameless,” the official statement included.

At this, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison disowned the statement, stating that those views have no place in Australia.

Among world leaders and politicians, Tahir-ul-Qadri took jibe on the terror attack, stating that “such incidents prove that they are at war with humanity.”

Mayor of London also expressed his condolences and vowed of support for the people of Christchurch.


-Terrorism has no religion-

Pakistani celebrities and activists also took to condemn the terrorist attack, including Mahira Khan, Ali Zafar, Aamir Liaquat, and Faisal Qureshi, all standing strong to state “Terrorism has no religion among others.

Bangladesh players disembarked from a team bus and were about to enter the mosque.

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