Category: Community News

Heart Attacks Affect the Families of Victims of the New Zealand Terrorist Attack

Yasser Mohammed, a family friend, said Darwish’s mother arrived from Jordan on Friday (March 22nd). “She came yesterday to attend the funeral, and she died this morning as a result of her inability to endure the grief and grief caused by the loss of her son.” “They have another son who lives here,” he said. “They are trying to take the body back to Jordan.” Suad Adwan is one of the relatives of the victims of the massacre who suffered heart attacks in the days that followed…more:  translate beirutobserver.com

As the Christchurch shootings unfolded, I knew I had to quit my job at Sky News

A smiling woman on a bridge…I realised pretty quickly though that the Sky News I worked on wasn’t focused on reporting facts and informing the public. Rather, conservative media commentators came together with current and former right-wing politicians, disseminating misinformation which bordered on conspiracies.I compromised my values and beliefs to stand idly by as I watched commentators and pundits instil more and more fear into their viewers….MORE:ABC

Is right-wing terrorism on the rise in the West?

The counterterrorism insight from  Brenton Tarrant’s horrific actions in New Zealand is not that he is an aberration in right-wing extremism; it’s that he is not. Yes, he used a camera to livestream the atrocity over social media, and it ,…MORE: www.economist.com

New Zealand shooting is warning for US: Get serious about white supremacist terror threat.The counterterrorism insight from Brenton Tarrant’s horrific actions in New Zealand is not that he is an aberration in right-wing extremism; it’s that he is not. Yes, he used a camera to livestream the atrocity over social media, and it went viral before it was removed. ..more: USTODAY

Hundreds Gathered in West Springfield, Islamic Society of Western MA, to Remember Victims of New Zealand Terrorist Mosque Attacks

Image may contain: one or more people, crowd and indoorWEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – Following news of the worst mass shooting in New Zealand history, locally, many will gather to hold a vigil to honor the lives lost. This interfaith gathering is being organized along with the local Muslim community. This is going to take place at the Islamic Society of Western Mass on Amostown Road. …more: westernmassnews

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The Roots of the Christchurch Massacre

All those who have helped to spread the worldwide myth that Muslims are a threat have blood on their hands. For Muslims, Friday Prayer is like Sunday Mass for Christians. It’s the day of community prayer. We travel to our local mosques, our religious sanctuary. Our families gather in the early afternoon to pray as a community. Kids run through the halls as the imam recites the Quran in Arabic. We eat together and mingle outside…MORE NYT

Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts, Interfaith Council to hold vigil of solidarity

Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. Forty-nine people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshipers in what the prime minister called terrorism and "one of New Zealand's darkest days.” The Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts and the Interfaith Council of Greater Springfield will hold a vigil of solidarity in response to the New Zealand mosque shoot ings Sunday, March 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the center, 377 Amostown Road.
“We have had an outpouring of messages of sympathy and solidarity from our neighbors and interfaith colleagues,” said Dr. Mohammed Saleem Bajwa, a Holyoke physician and society member, of the event being held in the aftermath of the Friday shootings at two New Zealand mosques that has been labeled as terrorism and that left 49 people dead…more: masslive

Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts, Interfaith Council to hold vigil of solidarity

Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. Forty-nine people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshipers in what the prime minister called terrorism and "one of New Zealand's darkest days.”

 …“We have had an outpouring of messages of sympathy and solidarity from our neighbors and interfaith colleagues,” said Dr. Mohammed Saleem Bajwa, a Holyoke physician and society member, of the event being held in the aftermath of the Friday shootings at two New Zealand mosques that has been labeled as terrorism and that left 49 people dead. “We have planned the interfaith event because everyone wants to come and show support.” Bajwa said the center’s Friday night prayer service attracted a “relatively larger crowd” than usual. “There was a sense of surprise: ‘How could it happen?’ People expressed a lot of sadness, fear and concern,” said Bajwa of reaction to the attack that occurred during similar services in Christchurch, a city of about 400,000 on New Zealand’s South Island.
“Imam Wissam Abdul-Baki preached about peace, tolerance and respect for humanity. He led the prayers for the victims of this brutal act of killing and also prayed that justice, mercy and peace will prevail.”…more: masslive – more ISWMFaceBook

Exciting Details revealed by Survivors of New Zealand Attack

NEW ZELAND ATTACK MASJIDSKhaled al-Nubani, of the New Zeeland Herald , spoke of the attack, saying one of his friends was devout in his spirit to protect the rest of the congregation.
Al-Nubani explained … his friend ran towards the terrorist, and managed to disarm him, but the latter fled towards a car was some people waiting for him, to leave the site immediately….MORE: translate.google.com/translatearabi21.com/

  • Police are investigating if there was more than one attacker involved…MORE: WSJ
  • Brenton Tarrant, 28, sneered as he glared at reporters in court on Saturday [Al Jazeera]