CHRISCHURCH – New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced to broadcast ‘Azaan’ on its national TV and radio on Friday. According to media reports, she also announced two minutes of silence on Friday to mark one week since Christchurch terrorist attack.
On the other hand, hundreds of mourners gathered in a Christchurch cemetery on Wednesday for the first funerals of those killed in the twin mosque massacre as New Zealanders braced for days of emotional farewells following the mass slayings.
An Australian white supremacist gunman shot down 50 Muslim worshippers at two mosques in the southern city of Christchurch last Friday in a killing spree he broadcast live.
Muslims whose loved ones were gunned down have had their grief compounded by the failure of authorities to return bodies to families in time for a speedy burial, as required under Islamic custom.