New Zealand PM joins thousands to mourn mosque attack victims

New Zealand PM joins thousands to mourn mosque attack victims

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Worshippers injured in the shootings seven days ago left their hospital beds to be among those attending prayers in Hagley Park, opposite al-Noor mosque where 43 people were massacred last week.

New Zealand will broadcast the Islamic call to prayer and observe a two minute silence in ceremonies to mark a week since the Christchurch attacks.

"There's been lots of offers of help which has been great", Nicole Mckee, from the New Zealand group said.

Burials have been delayed because parents, siblings and other close relatives of those being buried have been unable to arrive ahead of the scheduled start of services. "We are here in our hundreds and thousands unified for one objective - that hate will be undone, and love will redeem us".

Ms Abdukadir was inspired by the speech by Al Noor mosque imam Gamal Fouda at Friday prayers.

US Senator Bernie Sanders praised the Prime Minister's announcement, advising america to "follow New Zealand's lead".

"But, instead we have shown that New Zealand is unremarkable and that the world can see in us an example of love and unity".

"We are broken-hearted, but we are not broken".

He condemned the rise of white supremacy, right-wing extremism and anti-Muslim sentiment.

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"The politics of fear did not come overnight". Since then, other non-Muslim women in New Zealand have worn headscarves in a sign of support and solidarity.

Mourners lay flowers near the Linwood mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand.

A policewoman wears a headscarf at Hagley Park.

The call to prayer is delivered five times a day, reminding Muslims that it is time to pray.

A "March for Love" rally is scheduled to take place in Christchurch on Saturday.

"I think we have to be gentle at the start because there are a lot of mixed emotions", Williams told TVNZ. We are all just people.

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The observance comes the day after the government announced a ban on "military-style" semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like the weapons that were used in last Friday's attacks.

Thousands more were planning to listen in on the radio or watch on television as the event was broadcast live.

"I wanted to say: "We are with you, we want you to feel at home on your own streets, we love, support and respect you", Ashman said.

The mosque is expecting a huge congregation of Muslims, but also many people of other faiths and of no particular faith.

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