Christchurch Mosque Shooting: Tributes flooded in for the victims of the mosque shooting (AFP)
Overwhelming emotional support poured out from New Zealand residents for the victims of the carnage at two mosques in Christchurch. Tributes lined the city’s botanical gardens in the form of flowers, cards, toys from children and people leaving their phone numbers to lend emotional support to the families of the victims of the shooting. “So, so sorry this isn’t us,” read an emotional message, written on a card by a citizen to show solidarity with the victims of the attack. “Kia Kaha” said many messages, a phrase in the Maori language, meaning “stay strong”.
“They will never win. Choose love,” read one of the many chalk engravings on the pavements of the gardens.
“We still love this country,” said Ibrahim Abdul Halim, the imam of Linwood Mosque, where around seven people were killed in the shooting, reported news agency AFP. “My children live here. We are happy,” he said, thanking the majority of New Zealanders who “are very keen to support all of us.”
Mr Halim offered a distressing account of the moment the shooting occurred during Friday prayers, when gunshots rang out in the mosque,…
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