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- UAE Press: Shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, an attack on every decent person
UAE Press: Shooting At Two Mosques In Christchurch, An Attack On Every Decent Person
It’s hard to find words of sufficiently strong condemnation that describe the horror of the shooting at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday. That the gunman wore a body camera to record his murderous rampage merely adds a "perverse dimension" to the depths of this massacre of Muslims, according to a UAE paper
DUBAI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 16th Mar, 2019) It’s hard to find words of sufficiently strong condemnation that describe the horror of the shooting at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday. That the gunman wore a body camera to record his murderous rampage merely adds a "perverse dimension" to the depths of this massacre of Muslims, according to a UAE paper.
Gulf news in its today's editorial said that while the full details of this incident are still being unravelled, the toll of 49 innocent worshippers gunned down during Friday prayers, at two separate mosques of Christchurch, another 20 injured and a series of explosive devices left on cars across the city "speaks of the level of planning that went into this attack."
Whoever is responsible, New Zealand police confirm that three people are in custody, went to great effort to kill as many innocent victims as possible. "It was an attack conceived in hate, an attack conducted in hate, an attack recorded to disseminate hate, but an attack that must not propagate hate," the Dubai-based newspaper added.
In the days to come there will no doubt be details revealed of the hateful motivations that inspired those behind this plot to commit such an egregious atrocity again the Christchurch Muslim community. "But it is an attack not just on those mosques, it is a deliberate and wilful shooting against every person of faith, every person who gathers in a place to pray, regardless of their creed or colour, every person with an ounce of humanity in their bones.
"This massacre is indeed the darkest day in New Zealand’s history. Our thought and prayers go out to every family and every friend affected by this murderous and monstrous deed. Our deepest condolences go to the nation of New Zealand and we offer every ounce of moral support we can muster now.
"This is not a time for retribution or knee-jerk reactions fuelled by emotions. It is a time for offering support and sympathy. This is an attack on every Muslim, every decent person. It is an attack on us all," the paper concluded.
Sharjah-based Gulf Today in its today's editorial has described terrorists as enemies of humanity. The mass terror shooting at two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand, which left a number of innocent worshippers dead and several others injured, is an "abhorrent, cowardly and heinous act" that confirms the dangers posed by fanatic ideology and extremism, which is not restricted to any region or religion, the paper wrote.
"The dreadful violence violated the sanctity of a holy place of worship," the paper said, adding that the time has come for terrorists to be made to realise that there is no safe place for them on earth.
"Such bloody acts of terror could be avoided by strongly promoting the values of diversity and peaceful coexistence. Countries need to act more vigorously to build partnerships to promote the cherishable values of tolerance and peace," the paper concluded.