Event hosted by Carolina Peace Center (Facebook event here)
Forty-nine people have been killed and at least 50 are hospitalized in shootings at two mosques in New Zealand city of Christchurch in the worst terrorist attack in country history. “This is, and will be, one of New Zealand's darkest days," said New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The prime minister also said two explosive devices attached to suspect vehicles were found and were disarmed.
Carolina Peace Center condemns this horrible attack on the Muslim community in New Zealand and we are deeply concern of the rising anti Muslim hate and Islamophobia around the globe. Our thoughts and prayers are with families who are grieving for their loved ones. We all must come together to condemn hate and intolerance.
The mosques on target were the Masjid Al Noor in central Christchurch and another one in suburban Linwood. Sam Clarke, a reporter with TVNZ, spoke with several people inside the Masjid Al Noor mosque when the shooting began. He told Al Jazeera a man entered with an automatic weapon and began firing.
Carolina Peace Center and Muslim community invites all people of all backgrounds from the Triangle area to come together to pray and remember those who died to this horrible tragedy and in this dark moment allow our love and compassion unite for peace and security for Muslims and all other faith and non religious communities.
*The event is being organized by Carolina Peace Center