Tag: mass shootings

New Zealand marks one week after mosque shooting with 2-minute silence for victims, Imam calls for end to hatred and the politics of fear

Christchurch—To honour the memory of the victims of the shootings in two mosques on March 15, thousands gathered for the Muslim call to Prayer for the Friday congregational prayer, the Jumu’ah, which was broadcast at 1:30 pm. It was followed by two minutes of silence to...

Mass shooting in two New Zealand mosques leaves 49 dead and 48 wounded

Christchurch — In New Zealand’s worst-ever terrorist attack, 49 people were killed and 48 others wounded when at least one gunman opened fire at two mosques during Friday prayers. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned the shootings as an act of terrorism, and said today is...