New Zealand Terrorist Attack: Mourning the Victims of the Vicious Mosque Massacre!
This Friday, the world saw one of the most deadly and inhumane terrorist attacks in modern history. As a vicious terrorist named Brenton Tarrant from Australia opened fire on innocent unarmed people, in two mosques in New Zealand; streaming the entire massacre online! At least fifty people died in the Christchurch Mosques Massacre between the ages of three and 77.
Before the attack, an 87-page manifesto was posted on social media under the name of Brenton Tarrant. New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern received the manifesto from the gunman suspected of committing the terrorist attack. “I was one of more than 30 recipients of the manifesto that was mailed out nine minutes before the attack took place. It did not include a location, it did not include specific details.” The prime minister announced on Saturday that the gun laws of her country are about to be changed, as the terrorist bought the weapons legally.
24-hours within the attack, Facebook removed 1.5 million videos of the attack. Till now, details of who died in the incident are yet to be confirmed publicly by authorities and the list is not complete. Another 34 patients remain in Christchurch hospital; some of which are in a critical condition. The stories of the victims of the deadly attack are simply heartbreaking.
Khaled Mostafa (46), a Syrian father, and his two sons, Hamza (16) and Ziad (13) were among the victims. Khaled and Hamza were killed and Ziad is severely injured. The family managed to survive the horrors of war in Syria, then lived in refugee camps in Jordan, and finally reached their supposedly “safe haven” in New Zealand, only to be killed by the vicious gunman.
71-year old Haji Daoud Nabi was also among the victims after he died while trying to save the lives of fellow worshippers at Al-Noor mosque. Nabi lived in New Zealand for more than 40 years after fleeing Afghanistan as a refugee in the late 1970s. His son Yama Al-Nabi, who escaped the shooting by minutes, said, “He jumped in the firing line to save somebody else’s life.”
Another victim is Palestinian Atta Elayyan (33), the goalkeeper of New Zealand’s national men’s futsal team. He was also a popular member of the Christchurch tech industry. After he was confirmed dead at the shooting by New Zealand’s Football Association, he leaves behind his wife Farah, and young daughter Aya.
Four Egyptians were among the victims of the attack, as the New Zealand authorities informed the Egyptian Embassy. The victims are Munir Suleiman, Ahmed Hamal Al-Din Abdul Ghani, Ashraf Morsi, and Ashraf Al-Masri.
Fourteen-year-old Sayyad Milne was a footballer who was shot at Al Noor mosque while attending Friday prayers, as he did every week.