Mosque widow after sentencing: ‘I couldn’t believe that what we prayed for, we got’

See also: NZ PM to fulfil Islamic State leaders request. Survivors and victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks expressed relief yesterday after the “wicked” terrorist was jailed for life without parole. Cries of “Allahu akbar”, or ‘God is most great’, were heard outside the High Court in Christchurch after Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 29, was sentenced.… Continue reading Mosque widow after sentencing: ‘I couldn’t believe that what we prayed for, we got’

Police called to calm tensions at Christchurch refugee event

Tensions over the way a Canterbury refugee organisation is run erupted at the weekend. About a dozen protestors from the city’s Somali, Ethiopian, and Afghan communities disrupted the World Refugee Day event at Hagley College on Saturday afternoon. The dispute centres on the exclusion of some people from membership of the Canterbury Refugee Resettlement and… Continue reading Police called to calm tensions at Christchurch refugee event

Qatar’s $2m donation to mosque victims still in FIANZ bank account

Dr Mustafa Farouk has been deposed as president of the Federation of Islamic Associations New Zealand. A $2.1 million donation from Qatar is involved in a rift in New Zealand’s major Muslim body just as it approaches the March 15 anniversary of the mosque shootings. A February coup at the Federation of Islamic Associations New Zealand… Continue reading Qatar’s $2m donation to mosque victims still in FIANZ bank account