Interfaith vigil at Paola mosque to honour New Zealand terrorist victims

The Muslim community in Malta is inviting people of all faiths to join it for a vigil in the wake of the deadly attacks on two mosques in New Zealand last week

Vigils have been held across New Zealand as the far-flung country gets to grips with a terrorist attack that killed 50 people and injured tens of others
Vigils have been held across New Zealand as the far-flung country gets to grips with a terrorist attack that killed 50 people and injured tens of others

An interfaith vigil will be held at the Paola mosque on Wednesday to honour the victims of the Christchurch attacks in New Zealand.

Imam Mohammad Elsadi from the Islamic Centre called on politicians, people from different faiths and the public to join the Muslim community for a three-hour vigil.

“The Islamic Centre will hold an interfaith vigil to honour the victims of the terrorist attacks against mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand and to show solidarity with the victims’ families, the Muslim community and the people of New Zealand,” Elsadi said.

The vigil will also be an occasion to express gratitude to the New Zealand government for its “noble and fair attitude”, he added. “United we will defeat hatred and terrorism.”
The vigil will be held next Wednesday between 6pm and 9pm at the Islamic Centre in Paola.

50 Muslim worshippers were killed and 40 others injured when a Christian extremist went on a shooting rampage at two mosques in Christchurch.

A 28-year-old Australian man, Brenton Tarrant, was arrested after the attacks and has been charged with one count of murder. He is expected to face more charges when he next appears in court on 5 April.

The terrorist attack shocked the nation of 4.5 million people, believed to have been safe from global terrorist attacks.

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