Thousands Flock To Christchurch Park For Nationwide Day Of Remembrance

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The service was held at Hagley Park in Christchurch.

Husna had rescued several children in the mosque, which borders Hagley Park, on the day of the attack.

A youth cries during congregational Friday prayers at the Jamia Masjid mosque in Hamilton on 22 March 2019, one week after the Christchurch twin mosque massacre. Forty-one of the 50 dead from the attacks were killed at Al Noor.

Prince William joined NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on a panel at the World Economic Forum meeting in January.

The timings of the trip, which will be made at the request of the Prime Minister of New Zealand, might mean that William could miss two important royal milestones.

Prince William will visit the country in late April - full details will be released closer to the time.

Farid Ahmed was speaking at a national remembrance service held Friday in Christchurch to commemorate those who died in the attacks two weeks ago. Speaking from a wheelchair, he offered forgiveness for the accused killer, even though his wife was among the victims.

"I do not hate him, I can not hate anyone", he said, adding he does not want a heart "boiling like a volcano, which has anger, fury and rage".

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The Jazz eventually banned the fan for life "based on excessive and derogatory verbal abuse directed at a player". It's not right for fans to come to games and be disrespectful to the players, who are at their work environment.

Thousands attended the service in the grieving southern city, standing silently with heads bowed while the names of 50 people killed by a self-avowed white supremacist gunman were read out.

Performers during the ceremony included Yusuf Islam, also known as Cat Stevens, who performed his song "Peace Train". "Ardern should show the same global leadership by publicly calling on China to respect the human rights of Muslims there". "Let that be the legacy of the 15th of March", she said.

Prince William will travel to New Zealand next month on behalf of the Queen. What words capture the anguish of our Muslim community being the target of hatred and violence?

"He was a really nice man", one little girl said.

Also scheduled to speak are Muslim leaders Shaggaf Khan and Mustafa Farouk, Ardern, governor-general Dame Patsy Reddy, and Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who wore an indigenous Maori cloak, said the world had been stuck in a vicious cycle of extremism that must end.

"This senseless attack is an affront to the people of Christchurch and New Zealand, and the broader Muslim community".

While there are occasional instances of racism, he said, the response to the attacks, including Friday's service, conveyed the message that "you are looked after; you are considered. a part of New Zealand".

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