Wellington Scoop

Muslims moved by support in Wellington

Press Release – International Muslim Association of New Zealand
Muslims in New Zealand’s capital have been deeply moved by the outpouring of support from the Wellington community following the Christchurch massacre. The main Islamic organisation in Wellington is IMAN (International Muslims of New Zealand), which runs Kilbirnie Mosque.

Since the event, people of all races and faiths have been visiting the mosque to leave flowers, candles, cards and their prayers of support.

IMAN president Tahir Nawaz said: “We are all deeply moved by the support from the community. I have had scores of phone calls, emails, faxes and texts from church pastors, Jewish leaders, and the general community.”

Several churches were packed with worshippers conducting prayer vigils.

Pastors have offered to let Muslims pray in their churches for as long as the mosques are closed on police advice. People have offered help in all sorts of ways.