The Muslim Association of Britain is shocked and horrified at the mass shooting of worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
In what appears to be a coordinated attack at a time when Mosques are at their fullest, with Muslims attending to Friday prayers, many were killed and injured. Three men and a woman are in custody with warning that more suspects may be at large. Early reports indicate that the attackers subscribed to a far-right, anti-immigrant Islamophobic ideology, which raises important questions about the far-right and its links to anti-Muslim terrorism.
Anas Altikriti, President of MAB stated: “Our prayers and thoughts are with the victims and their families during this incredibly difficult time, and to the entire Muslim community in New Zealand. We look forward to the authorities in New Zealand securing the safety of all its citizens, hope that the perpetrators will be captured and any further threat to innocent lives be brought to a swift end.”
MAB will be closely following developments in Christchurch and commenting as further facts are confirmed.
Muslim Association of Britain
15th March 2019
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