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Mosques visited after NZ terror attacks

The Governor and the Minister of National Security visited mosques in Bermuda today in a show of support after terrorist shootings in New Zealand that targeted Muslims at prayer left at least 49 people dead.

John Rankin and Wayne Caines, acting on behalf of David Burt, the Premier, met members of the Muslim faith.

Gunmen attacked two mosques in Christchurch, in New Zealand's South Island in a white supremacist terror attack.

A national security ministry spokesman said the act was “a display of love, solidarity and support”

Mr Caines met Imam Bassim Muwaakkil of Masjid Muhammad Mosque, Imam Saleem Talbot of the Islamic Cultural Centre Mosque, and Imam Ashmead Ali of Masjid Quba Mosque.

He said: “As a result of the incident in New Zealand, I wanted to meet with members of the Muslim community and assure them that we understand what they are going through, and that they have the support of the Premier, Government and the people of Bermuda.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Muslim community in New Zealand and Bermuda during this challenging time.”

A streetside memorial near the scene of mosque attacks in New Zealand (Photograph supplied)

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Published March 15, 2019 at 8:35 pm (Updated March 15, 2019 at 8:35 pm)

Mosques visited after NZ terror attacks

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