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Fijians thanked for support after NZ attacks

“Even here in Fiji people have come together, no matter what religion they are from,” Mr Zaeem said.
20 Mar 2019 10:00
Fijians thanked for support after NZ attacks
Fiji Muslim League religious adviser Mufti Mohammed Zaeem at the Samabula Mosque on March 19, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Fiji Muslim League (FML) has thanked all Fijians for their support after the devastating terror attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, last Friday.

Speaking to Fiji Sun, FML religious adviser Mufti Mohammed Zaeem said everyone showed their support for muslims.

“The world has come together to unite as one during this incident. Even here in Fiji people have come together, no matter what religion they are from,” Mr Zaeem said.

“On behalf of FML, Muslim organisations and the Muslim people I take this time to thank everyone who has showed love and sympathy these past few days.

“There have been vigils throughout Fiji. We should always live this way.

An attack against one is an attack against everyone. It can happen to anyone and if we live in unity then no one can bring us this much pain.

“We are happy with the response we have been receiving from everyone. People have come together as one and if we continue to live like this then we can live happily.”

FML Vice-President Basheer Ahmed said Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama had worked hard to ensure that everyone was treated equally.

“I have always seen that from day one the Prime Minister wants to bring peace. When everyone wants peace then no one will even look at the religion,” he said.

“His speech last Sunday at Makoi really made me feel good. He is a Prime Minister who walks the talk.

“Everyone has their religion, but when it comes to peace there is no religion because we only see humanity. The way forward for any country is to get people together and this incident has brought Fijians together,” Mr Ahmed said.

FML President Hafizud Khan has gone to New Zealand to join the families of the three dead Fijians and to be part of the funeral rites.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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