NU condemns New Zealand mosque attacks

NU condemns New Zealand mosque attacks
Surabaya, NU Online
The country's largest Muslim organization Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) condemned the killing of 49 innocent people in shootings at two New Zealand mosques on Friday (15/03).

Deputy secretary general of NU KH abdul Mun'im DZ, popularly known as Kiai Mun'im, deplored the mass shooting during the Friday prayer and urged New Zealand authorities to crack down of the perpetrators.

"The News Zealand authorities must crack down on the deadly attacks, which left 40 people at least dead and many others seriously injured"

Kiai Muním also expressed his deepest sorrow and called upon the entire world to thoughtfully keep promoting interfaith tolerance.

"All people around the world must stand together against any act of terrorism," he told NU Online here on Sunday (17/03).

New Zealand police said 49 people were killed and 42 were being treated for wounds, including a four-year-old child. Three people were in custody including one man who has been charged with murder, police said.

Meanwhile Indonesian Ambassador to New Zealand Tantowi Yahya recently explained there were reportedly six Indonesians conducting Friday prayers during the deadly terror attack at the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch.

“They escaped the shooting. There were 3 who communicated with us and are still in hiding at residents’ homes. We have not managed to contact the other three. We hope there are no Indonesian casualties and the four reportedly injured will survive,” said Ambassador Tantowi to Tempo on Friday, March 15.

The three Indonesians currently in hiding are said to be university students, while the rest have yet to be identified. According to Tantowi, two Indonesian Embassy staff members in Wellington have flown to Christchurch to meet the Indonesians and gather more information. (Masdar)
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