New Zealand Mosque Shootings

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  1. chandtara
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    chandtara Mr Cricistan

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    Innah Lillahi Wainnah Ilahi Rajioun

    I am beyond words at the moment. A sickening terrorist attack took place at Jummah today in New Zealand. 49 confirmed dead.
     
  2. s_h_a_f
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    s_h_a_f Tracer Bullet

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    Beyond barbaric
     
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    Absolutely barbaric. May Allah provide the families patience and strength to deal with this tragedy.
     
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    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un.

    I was forwarded the video on WhatsApp not knowing what it was. It's absolutely shocking and barbaric. Hate preachers from whatever background have a lot to answer for.

    Btw don't watch the video it is deeply disturbing.
     
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    Inna lilahi wa inna ilahi rajioon.

    Sometimes i wonder if there is any reason left for existence of this world. Human being are worse than animals. May Allah have his mercy on all of us and guide all of us. Ameen.
     
  7. s_h_a_f
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    s_h_a_f Tracer Bullet

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    Was there more than one shooter? This has not been made clear.
     
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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...2667fa-48af-11e9-8cfc-2c5d0999c21e_story.html

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Naeem Rashid, 50, a teacher and father of three who emigrated from Pakistan to New Zealand a decade ago, was busy this month planning the spring wedding of his son Talha, 21.

    Neither father nor son lived to celebrate the occasion. Both were killed Friday, along with seven other Pakistanis, when a gunman struck at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing at least 50 people and wounding scores.

    But since then, Rashid has become a national hero in his native country, after video footage of the shootings showed him trying to tackle the gunman outside one mosque before being shot.

    “My brother was a brave man who died to save others. His death showed how he cared for humanity,” Rashid’s brother Khurshid Alam said in a telephone interview Sunday from his home in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Just a few days ago, he said, “we were talking to Naeem about the family coming to Pakistan for Talha’s wedding. Now we are talking about his death and funeral arrangements.”

    Alam said Rashid and his son, who was shot alongside him, “fell victim to terrorism. . . . The whole world should work together to eliminate this scourge.”

    Avowed neo-Nazi Brenton Harrison Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, has been charged in the massacres.

    [‘Let’s get this party started’: New Zealand shooting suspect narrated his chilling rampage]

    Pakistan has been a victim and an alleged source of Islamist terrorism for two decades. Even as tens of thousands of Pakistanis have been killed in Islamist militant attacks, India, Afghanistan and the United States have accused it of sheltering and supporting other militant groups that stage attacks abroad.

    The slayings in Christchurch signified a relatively rare instance in which Muslims living peaceably overseas have been targeted by mass violence because of their religion.

    Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan announced Sunday that Rashid would be given a posthumous national award for bravery. In tweets after the attack, Khan said the nation was proud of Rashid, “who was martyred trying to tackle the White Supremacist terrorist.”

    Khan said the Christchurch attacks “reaffirm what we have always maintained: that terrorism does not have a religion.” He also said, “I blame these increasing attacks on the Islamophobia post-9/11, where Islam and 1.3 billion Muslims have collectively been blamed for any act of terror by a Muslim.”

    His government declared Monday a national day of mourning and ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff.

    In an editorial Sunday, the English-language Pakistani newspaper Dawn said the “violent hatred undergirding such mass murders” is linked to a process of “ultra-right radicalisation that Western political and intellectual leaderships have done little to address.” It said that “antipathy towards Muslims, anti-immigration rhetoric and permissiveness towards hate speech” have all contributed to such violent extremism.

    [New Zealanders mourn, vow to stand together — but also to debate sensitive issues]

    Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday confirmed the deaths of the seven other Pakistanis in the mosque shootings.

    One was Syed Areeb Ahmed, 27, an accountant from the port city of Karachi who had recently moved to New Zealand to take a job. Ahmed’s father, Syed Ayaz Ahmed, told journalists in Karachi that the family had been worried and begun praying for him when they heard of the mosque attacks and were unable to reach him.

    “We continued to pray for him, but he is no more. I loved my son,” Ahmed’s father said. “I am devastated.”

    Among the other Pakistanis killed were Syed Jahandad Ali, 34, a man whose wife and children were on a visit to Pakistan at the time; a couple, Ghulam Hussain and Karam Bibi, and their son Zeeshan Raza; and Mahboob Haroon, 40, an academician and father of two.

    Rashid, a former banker, was reported to have moved to New Zealand to pursue graduate studies. His wife was a teacher there, and their three sons were students. He was also the cousin of a former Pakistani legislator from Abbottabad, Amna Sardar.

    “He treated me like a sister. He was a humble and decent man,” Sardar said in an interview. “But he died as a brave man, the way he lived. I am so proud of him. If he hadn’t tried to stop the killer, many more people would have been killed.”

    Constable reported from Kabul.
     
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    And here's me thinking ghambir was a c**t. I had him all wrong, he just wants to end aids in pakistan
     
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    A few people have tried to forward the video to me but I'm not interested in seeing it. I note the media are mainly calling him a murderer, a shooter or mentally ill. Terrorist is reserved for Muslims.

    Then they say only Muslims commit terrorist attacks. Of course they do if you only refer to the attacks by Muslims as terrorist attacks.
     
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    This attack has shown a lot of good in the world as well. Yeah you have shamelessl opportunists like ghambir, Trump etc but the kiwi pm carried herself with such dignity and class. Its like vthe polar opposite of that village idiot in the whitehouse.
     
  12. chandtara
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    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
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    Cant fault the actions of the NZ PM. Handled it beautifully. Amazing human being.
     
  13. Disco Lemonade
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    New zealand's reaction to the whole situation has been absolutely exemplary.
    One reason why new zealand govt. behaved the way they did was they dont have war ambitions and dont want to align themselves with any of the radical or supremacy movements.

    i wish we could be like new zealand.
     

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