Friday afternoon in Christchurch, New Zealand, two mosques full of worshippers attending prayers were attacked in a mass shooting killing approximately 50 people.
The terrorist attack which has caused a ripple worldwide, has been called one of the country’s “darkest days” by New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. As the news circulated, Pakistani celebrities came forward to condemn the attack and sent love and prayers to those affected.
I am deeply disturbed & saddened by the terrorist attack on a mosque in #Christchurch our prayers for all those who have been martyred. People of New Zealand stay strong.
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) March 15, 2019
Shocked to see the visuals of shooting inside #Christchurch‘s Mosque. Are we not even safe inside places of worship now? I strongly condemn such acts of terror. Just glad the Bangladeshi cricketers are safe.#Christchurch #NewZealand
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) March 15, 2019
So sad to hear of the #NewZealandMosqueAttack In #Christchurch
My prayers and thoughts are with the martyrs and their families.
Humanity is at a loss, it was a place of worship …
thank god the #BangladeshCricketTeam are safe.
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) 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
Terrorism is not Muslim Hindu Christian Jew. It is not Black White Brown Yellow. Its not New Zealand Kashmir Pakistan India Palestine USA. Its ignorance, hate, racist, bigotry, manipulation.Its the new War! It needs weeding. Prayers love Peace. #terrorism #Christchurch #Peace
— Frieha Altaf (@FriehaAltaf) March 15, 2019
Horrifying tragedy #Christchurch. I found NZ one of safest, most peaceful places, people are friendly. Spoke to Tamim big relief B’desh squad/staff is safe. World must together! stop hatred!Terrorism has no religion! Prayers for bereaved families. May Allah bless the departed.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) 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
How do you respond to “Them & Us”? a narrative that has been the enemy of humanity since dawn. Today the darkest hearts use it to sow division & dischord. In our Hour of Need let’s answer the call & show those who would hurt us that we stand united all of #ustogether. #newzealand pic.twitter.com/rIPK3MBZWU
— Armeena Khan (@ArmeenaRK) March 15, 2019
I have found NewZealanders to be the most empathetic & compassionate.We need to remember that such individuals donot represent any country or religion when they choose this path.
They just spread fear, cause pain & hurt.
Prayers for the shaheeds & their families.#MosqueAttack
— Sana Mir ثناء میر (@mir_sana05) March 15, 2019
Shattered to see What happened in New Zealand today. Its a pure act of terrorism. Should be called as is, should be punished as is. Praying for all the martyrs and their families.#christchurchmosqueattack
— Rabia Butt (@Iamrabiabutt) 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
My heart goes out to the tragic loss of life today in New Zealand. May Allah grant those who lost their life shahadat. May HE grant Sabar to the families of the deceased and may HE give grant speedy recovery to the injured. Ameen #ChristchurchMosqueAttack
— Ali Rehman Khan (@alirehmankhan) 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
Sending prayers for the swift recovery of those injured in the brutal terrorist attack in Christchurch, NZ. To the families and lives upturned by this tragedy.
To the lives lost in the name of Islamophobia.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) March 15, 2019