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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]

New Zealand suspect inspired by French writer who fears ‘replacement’ by immigrants

French writer Renaud Camus condemned the violence but told The Post he welcomes how his ideas have spread. Before embarking on a deadly shooting rampage Friday targeting Muslim worshipers in Christchurch, New Zealand, the suspected gunman — a 28-year-old, self-styled “regular white man from a regular family” — posted a 74-page manifesto on Twitter.more: Washingtonpost

New Zealand terrorist attack .. Full story

New Zealand terrorist attack .. Full storyAn Australian citizen named Brenton Tarrant, aged 28, was attacked Friday by two worshipers in Christchurch, New Zealand, who opened fire directly at worshipers, killing 49 people and injuring 48 others, including children, some seriously.

The attack was broadcast directly through Facebook Live, which documented the operation from start to finish, recorded by a GoPro camera on his head.

It appears in the recording, which apologizes “Arab 21” for the full publication of his reputation as the porter get out of his car and go to the mosque and a barrage of bullets, before entering the corridors of the mosque and continue to fire on the worshipers in a state of panic…more: ARABI21

This is the face of New Zealand’s killer: Before the bloody car attack he heard the Chetnik song

تفاصيل جديدة حول الهجوم الإرهابي بنيوزيلندا ومنفذهBefore the blood-stained car accident, the killer listened to the music of the Balkan folk melosa. Serbian media claim it is a Chetnik song.
The attacker executed the massacre quietly, and the video was released on Facebook, but soon that social network was dislodged and blocked.
The man entered the mosque Al Nnoor on Friday about 13:30 local time, when Muslim worship prayers took place, and he opened fire. He fired more than 100 hits just inside the mosque.

The visit started with a car in the car and the phrase “Let the party start!” ……more: /dnevnik.hr

 

Majority say Muslims, Jews face more discrimination than other religious groups

Image result for Majority say Muslims, Jews face more discrimination than other religious groupsA majority of registered voters in a new a new Hill-HarrisX poll say Muslims and Jews face more discrimination than other religious groups in the U.S.

Eighty-five percent of respondents said Muslims face discrimination, while 15 percent said they face almost no discrimination or no discrimination at all in the U.S. Seventy-nine percent also said Jews face discrimination, with 21 percent disagreeing…more:  the  hill

High-profile Muslims have a right not to expect an inquisition

There was a classic example of the Muslim inquisition at work last week in the US. “This new VM just came into my office. @IlhanMN,” he wrote. “This is just another day in my world as an American Jew in Congress. Would love to know what part of this hate filled, anti-Semitic rant you disagree with? I disagree with all of it. Do you?” He was just curious, you see. He was just asking whether a Muslim congresswoman agrees with an anonymous voicemail, sent by someone unknown to her, who thinks that Hitler should have finished his job…..MORE: THEGUARDIAN