A representative of the Fredericton Islamic Association read this statement at a Fredericton vigil for the victims of the shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Since the vigil on March 16, another person has succumbed to their injuries, bringing the death toll to 50.
The members of Fredericton Islamic Association are profoundly saddened to learn about the crime committed by terrorists during Friday prayer in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that left 49 worshipers killed and 48 injured. We offer our heartfelt sympathies, thoughts and prayers for our martyred and injured brothers and sisters and the members of their families. This horrendous terrorist attack is deeply hurtful to us but our resolve to continue our lives of work and worship is not shaken and will never be shaken.
The Fredericton Islamic Association appreciates the overwhelming number of messages of sympathy and solidarity from the general public, from the leaders of the religious communities and from some political parties’ representatives in Fredericton.
The Fredericton Islamic Association prays for a hate-free world where human beings do not base their actions on ignorance and where they live in harmony, love affection, peace and solidarity.