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'We love you': mosques round world showered with flowers after Christchurch bloodbath

Mosques in New Zealand and around the globe have been inundated with floral tributes and messages of help after a bloodbath in Christchurch that killed 49 Muslims.

The strongest response from the general public was in New Zealand, which is reeling within the wake of the worst peacetime mass killing within the nation’s historical past.

Unable to succeed in the mosques that had been focused by the shooter due to a cordon, individuals left piles of flowers and playing cards as shut as they had been allowed to go.

People place flowers at a memorial as a tribute to victims of the mosque attacks, near a police line outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch



Individuals place flowers at a memorial as a tribute to victims of the mosque assaults, close to a police line exterior Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch {Photograph}: Jorge Silva/Reuters

Flowers had been laid exterior a mosque in Wellington the place members of the general public additionally drew messages of help on the footpath in chalk.

💫 lucy ‘leon’s spouse’ morris 🔜 #notGDC 💫
(@lucyamorris)

Simply dropped off some flowers at Kilbirnie Mosque. There’s so, a lot love right here proper now – the flowers, hugs and messages of help hold coming in droves. Aroha nui, New Zealand. pic.twitter.com/YWrcRw75lH


March 16, 2019

There have been comparable scenes exterior mosques in Auckland, the nation’s largest metropolis.

RNZ
(@radionz)

Floral tributes on the gate of the Al Masjid al Jamie mosque in Ponsonby, Auckland have been arriving since yesterday.

One man laying flowers this morning, Richard, says it was a manner of claiming ‘we’re pondering of you and we’re one’. pic.twitter.com/hWP2QHqafn


March 15, 2019

The outpouring of help for the Muslim group was so massive that exterior some mosques there was nowhere for well-wishers to park. Some messages learn: “We love you”, “We are one” and “Forever changed”.

Melissa Davey
(@MelissaLDavey)

New Zealanders across the nation have proven up at mosques en masse to point out their help. Unattainable at some locations to get a park apparently.


March 15, 2019

Flowers and signs are seen at a memorial as tributes to victims of the mosque attacks near Linwood mosque in Christchurch



Flowers and indicators are seen at a memorial as tributes to victims of the mosque assaults close to Linwood mosque in Christchurch {Photograph}: Edgar Su/Reuters

In Australia, the response to the bloodbath was equally heartfelt, with tributes pouring into mosques throughout the nation.

Dr Jennifer S. Hunt
(@Dr_JenHunt)

Joined others in leaving flowers and messages of help on the native mosque in Canberra, Australia. #NZTerrorAttack #christchurchmosqueshootings #masjidalnoor pic.twitter.com/HlSPkp14JP


March 15, 2019

ABC Brisbane
(@abcbrisbane)

Makeshift memorials are additionally popping up at mosques right here in Australia.

Right here individuals have laid flowers exterior the Lutwyche Mosque ♥

📸: Donna Subject pic.twitter.com/wcciQ4X6gm


March 16, 2019

Sarah McPhee
(@_SarahMcPhee)

Bouquets of flowers, some accompanied with touching messages, adorn the fence of Lakemba Mosque in Sydney. pic.twitter.com/OdQYIR5y0g


March 16, 2019

Others supplied help of a unique form.

Philip Dalidakis MP
(@philipdalidakis)

An open supply to any Muslim man, lady or baby. If you’re fearful about strolling by means of the gates of your mosque, let me know and I’ll fortunately stroll with you. As a result of your capability to apply your religion is as vital as it’s for me to apply mine.


March 15, 2019

The outpouring of help continued in America the place individuals additionally left candles exterior mosques.

John Hopperstad
(@JohnHopperstad)

Extra flowers and candles left exterior Idris Mosque in Seattle in response to mass capturing at New Zealand mosque. Tomorrow Idris is holding a beforehand scheduled “Cup of Tea Get to know your Muslim Neighbor” occasion at 4:00. pic.twitter.com/cZKPBe3lef


March 15, 2019

Wes Regan
(@411Regan)

It was heartening to see the help for Vancouver’s Muslim group right now strolling by Al-Masjid Al-Jamia Mosque. The flowers have been piling up right now in response to #NZTerrorAttack Vancouverites stand with our Muslim associates, household, co-workers and neighbours ❤️ pic.twitter.com/z283DAA6db


March 15, 2019

Muslim locations of worship in Canada additionally noticed tributes.

Jordan Armstrong
(@jarmstrongbc)

Flowers and an overflow crowd at Vancouver’s oldest mosque @GlobalBC pic.twitter.com/1Lxe4v9PDS


March 16, 2019

In Britain, solidarity was additionally on present.

Ibrahim Rahman
(@ihrahman)

As we opened the #Cambridge Central Mosque doorways right now, a younger man from #NewZealand got here by to specific how upset he was by the horrific assault in #Christchurch. He broke down in tears, gave us flowers and an exquisite word of help. We are going to all the time stand in solidarity. ♥ pic.twitter.com/eHg7jnjWJU


March 15, 2019

Mohammed Shafiq
(@mshafiquk)

This woman walked right into a Mosque in #Rotherham to present flowers to Muslims after the terrorist assault in New Zealand. One love and one humanity #newzealandterroristattack pic.twitter.com/f7cxj2kpth


March 15, 2019

BBC Radio Manchester
(@BBCRadioManc)

Outdoors a mosque in Manchester right now… pic.twitter.com/m3CeaBTgEg


March 15, 2019

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