An honest act empathy doesn’t go unnoticed. New-Zealand saw the darkest day in its peaceful history when Christchurch mosque shooting took place which claimed 49 lives. She stood by the Nation and tried her level best to unite the nation and peace reign in the time of crisis. Fast forward now, her efforts impressed UAE and it’s government projected her image on Burj Khalifa.
UAE Vice President and Prime Minister His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Friday thanked New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for the ‘sincere empathy’ towards Muslims after the Christchurch mosque shootings.
“New Zealand today fell silent in honour of the mosque attacks’ martyrs. Thank you PM @jacindaardern and New Zealand for your sincere empathy and support that has won the respect of 1.5 billion Muslims after the terrorist attack that shook the Muslim community around the world,” Sheikh Mohammed tweeted.
PM Ardern termed the attack as ‘one of the darkest days of New Zealand’.
“I want to send a message to those directly affected… For many, this may have not been the place they were born. For many New Zealand was their choice, a place they actively came to and committed themselves to…it was a place where many came to for their safety. A place where it was safe to practice their culture and religion,” said NZ PM Ardern.
A 28-year-old Australian guy, identified as Brendon Tarrant, was the shooter who carried out the attack. He was charged with murder and was remanded without a plea. Tarrant is due back in court on April 5 and police said he is likely to face more charges.