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Christchurch massacre victims commemorated in UK Parliament

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Christchurch massacre victims commemorated in UK Parliament

“The terrorist attack in Christchurch was an attack on our values.”

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On April 3rd, prominent members across the UK government, religious circles, and numerous organizations gathered at Westminster to pay homage and respect to those lost in the senseless terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand that killed 50 innocent Muslim worshippers.

Chaired by Runnymede Trust’s Zubaida Haque, the event saw numerous high profile MPs attend the event, including Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, James Brokenshire, the Conservative Communities Secretary, and Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott and Baroness Shami Chakrabarti.

Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Notable speeches were given by Harun Khan of the Muslim Council of Britain, Habibur Rahman of the East London Mosque, and Iftikhar Iwan and Jehangir Malik of Muslim Aid. The keynote address was given by New Zealand’s High Commissioner to the UK, Sir Jeremy Mateparae, who stated:

Our Muslim communities are our family, our friends, our colleagues. They are us. The terrorist attack in Christchurch was an attack on our values. An attack on one of our communities is an attack on us all.”

Prominent religious leaders who attended the ceremony included Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, the senior rabbi to Reform Judaism, and Imam Mohamed Mahmoud, who has been previously recognized for his heroism during the Finsbury Mosque attack in which he protected the attacker against potential retaliation.

Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Many politicians at the ceremony vowed to further combat Islamophobia in politics, the media, and public life after such a horrific terrorist attack like the one in Christchurch, and emphasized the need for more unity at Westminster itself.

The attendees of the ceremony signed a condolence book which was delivered to the New Zealand High Commissioner in memory of those lost.

Whilst you’re here…

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“The terrorist attack in Christchurch was an attack on our values.”

On April 3rd, prominent members across the UK government, religious circles, and numerous organizations gathered at Westminster to pay homage and respect to those lost in the senseless terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand that killed 50 innocent Muslim worshippers.

Chaired by Runnymede Trust’s Zubaida Haque, the event saw numerous high profile MPs attend the event, including Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, James Brokenshire, the Conservative Communities Secretary, and Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott and Baroness Shami Chakrabarti.

Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Notable speeches were given by Harun Khan of the Muslim Council of Britain, Habibur Rahman of the East London Mosque, and Iftikhar Iwan and Jehangir Malik of Muslim Aid. The keynote address was given by New Zealand’s High Commissioner to the UK, Sir Jeremy Mateparae, who stated:

Our Muslim communities are our family, our friends, our colleagues. They are us. The terrorist attack in Christchurch was an attack on our values. An attack on one of our communities is an attack on us all.”

Prominent religious leaders who attended the ceremony included Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, the senior rabbi to Reform Judaism, and Imam Mohamed Mahmoud, who has been previously recognized for his heroism during the Finsbury Mosque attack in which he protected the attacker against potential retaliation.

Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Many politicians at the ceremony vowed to further combat Islamophobia in politics, the media, and public life after such a horrific terrorist attack like the one in Christchurch, and emphasized the need for more unity at Westminster itself.

The attendees of the ceremony signed a condolence book which was delivered to the New Zealand High Commissioner in memory of those lost.

Whilst you’re here…

The Muslim Vibe is a non-profit media platform aiming to inspire, inform and empower Muslims like you. Our goal is to provide a space for young Muslims to learn about their faith as well as news stories affecting them, so we can reclaim the Muslim narrative from the mainstream.

Your support will help us achieve this goal, and enable us to produce more original content. Your support can help us in the fight against Islamophobia, by building a powerful platform for young Muslims who can share their ideas, experiences and opinions for a better future.

Please consider supporting The Muslim Vibe, from as little as £1 – it will only take a minute. Thank you and Jazakallah.

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