In the wake of the deadly mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand that killed at least 49 Muslims and injured 48 others, Pakistani celebrities have condemned the attack and taken to social media to express solidarity with the victims’ families.
Whether it’s a mosque, church or a mandir….the blood that flows in attacks like this is the same, that of our humanity…let’s end this hatred and let there be just love…please#ChristchurchAttack #NewZealandMosqueAttacks
— MehwishHayat (@MehwishHayat) March 15, 2019
So deeply disturbing to read about the #Christchurch mosque attack! Prayers with the people of New Zealand and the grieving families.
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) March 15, 2019
Deepest condolence and prayers with the victims of the horrific mosque attacks in New Zealand. May Allah guide the misguided
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) March 15, 2019
Saw video of a man killing innocent Muslims in the mosque during prayers. Most disturbing visual ever. Wonder if the world will call this a “violent act” or an “act of terrorism”. New Zealand: Many Dead in 2 Mosque Shootings | Time #NewZealandShooting https://t.co/ioh3jOPcvy
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) March 15, 2019
strongly condemned in the strongest terms the tragic terrorist attack in 2 Masadij in city of #Christchurch in New Zealand. condolences over loss of innocent lives …Terorist has no religion #TerroristAttack
— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) March 15, 2019
Heart goes out to all the victims and the families of #ChristchurchMosqueAttack , Terrorism has no religion.
— Feroze Khan (@ferozekhaan) March 15, 2019
Terrorism has no colour, no religion and no country. It is a growing disease spreading in the small minds of this planet and it is deadly. Terrorism is the terminal cancer of humanity!My heart is with the people of NZ,Australia & the whole Islamic community, May Peace be with you
— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) March 15, 2019
On Saturday, a New Zealand court charged the primary suspect in the shootings with murder. The 28-year-old Australian, identified as Brenton Harrison Tarrant, killed 49 people and injured 48 others after he opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden had called it a dark day in the country’s history and declared it an act of terrorism.
As of Saturday, 39 people are still in the hospital, with 11 in intensive care.
Authorities have two other suspects in custody. One has been identified as 18-year-old Daniel John Burrough while the other remains unidentified. Tarrant is scheduled to appear in court again on April 5 while Burrough will appear before a court on Saturday.