Jacinda Ardern Refuses To Name Mosque Suspect – New Zealand Will Give Him Nothing
The New Zealand PM has refused to utter the name of the suspected Christchurch mosque attacker declaring “the families of the fallen will have justice” as she made the pledge to ignore the terrorist.
“He may have sought notoriety, but we in New Zealand will give him nothing. Not even his name,” she said.
As preparations for the first burials were underway for the many people killed last Friday in the mass shootings at two separate mosques, she praised the bravery and courage by mosque worshipers, and said the nation stood with its grieving Muslim community.
“To others, I implore you, speak the names of those who were lost, not the man who took them. He may have sought notoriety, but we in New Zealand will give him nothing. Not even his name,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
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— StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) March 19, 2019
Ardern singled out three worshipers, including one of the first killed in the attack. Hati Mohemmed Daoud Nabi, 71, opened the door to the Al Noor mosque. Ardern said he “uttered the words ‘Hello brother, welcome’. His final words”. Ending her speech with the Arabic “Al salam Alaikum”, meaning “Peace be upon you”.
Comments From The New Zealand PM
Jacinda Ardern stated “The person who has committed this violent act has no place here.” while being visibly supportive of the victims as well as the police officers who made the arrest
What has happened in Christchurch is an extraordinary act of unprecedented violence. It has no place in New Zealand. Many of those affected will be members of our migrant communities – New Zealand is their home – they are us.
— Jacinda Ardern (@jacindaardern) March 15, 2019
Real Leaders Still Exist
In this age of Trump and Brexit it gives us all a little hope to know that not all governments are pandering to the increased presence of nationalism and populism, with some western governments now made up from politicians openly supportive of fascist principles it is a shame more cannot follow the principles of Jacinda Ardern.
‘Real leaders do exist’: Jacinda Ardern uses solace and steel to guide a broken nation https://t.co/u86NrMY9e9
— The Guardian (@guardian) March 19, 2019
The shooter was remanded without plea and is due in court on April 5, where he will likely face murder charges. “The families of the fallen will have justice,” said Ardern. The victims bodies were prepared for burial in a Muslim ritual process on Tuesday, with teams of volunteers flown in from overseas to assist with the heavy workload.
A wheelchair-using worshipper who survived the slaughter at the Al Noor mosque, but whose wife was killed, has offered an olive branch to the gunman, saying he would like to meet him and tell him “I still love you.”
Jacinda Ardern says that one of those killed in the mosque said – “Welcome in brother” to the killer. Says, he was a member of a faith that was welcoming.
Says the door must close on those who espouse hate. Finishes statement with Arabic statement. pic.twitter.com/UNGFUCIyct
— TellMAMAUK (@TellMamaUK) March 19, 2019