Muslims return to Christchurch mosque as NZ works to move on

Scott Morrison’s Project interview saw the politician panned on social media

Scott Morrison’s Project interview saw the politician panned on social media

The UN chief spoke of the victims of the Christchurch shooting, some of whom lost their lives saving others, and said he was "deeply moved by the extraordinary display of leadership, love and community from the people of New Zealand".

A week after the terror attacks, New Zealand paused for two minutes' silence to honour the 50 people killed while attending Friday prayers at the Al Noor mosque.

He wrote that the honest empathy and support of her and [the people of] New Zealand had won the respect of 1.5 billion Muslims after the after the terrorist attack that shook the Muslim community around the world. Thank you for being one with us.

The OIC, in a statement, urged all countries to refrain from statements that associate Islam with terror and extremism.

Peters told reporters that he did not ask Erdogan on Friday to stop showing the videos, because "I felt that I did not have to ask it, because they are not doing that anymore".

Scott Morrison’s Project interview saw the politician panned on social media
Scott Morrison’s Project interview saw the politician panned on social media

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE as well as the Ruler of Dubai, thanked the New Zealand Prime Minister on social media for how she has handled the aftermath of the massacre.

Worshipers were gunned down inside the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch and then at a nearby mosque in the suburb of Linwood on March 15. The self-proclaimed white nationalist did not enter a plea in his initial court appearance the day after the attack.

The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, was illuminated in a gesture of solidarity with New Zealand and its prime minister. Ardern said she imposed the sales ban to prevent stockpiling and that a complete ban on the weapons would be implemented after new laws take effect.

An amnesty has been imposed so the owners of affected weapons can hand them in, and a buy-back scheme will follow. She came up with the idea after seeing a Muslim woman on the news say she was now too afraid to go outside because she wears a hijab, one of the traditional coverings worn by Muslim women all over the world. The military and police would be exempt, as would pest control businesses.

She said she expected new legislation to be in place by 11 April, saying: "Our history changed forever".