15 MARCH 2019
CMRM Condemns Islamophobic Attack on Worshippers in Christchurch
The Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) strongly condemns the terrorist attack killing over 49 worshippers during a Friday congregational service at two Islamic Centres in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday 15 March 2019. It is outrageous and unconscionable and those responsible should be speedily brought to justice.
These latest attacks of barbarism is clearly the consequence of a pernicious and venomous global racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia that has taken hold in all corners of the world. It is a nightmare that no masjid or other place of worship is immune to, and one that we do not wish on any community.
Our message is clear and unambiguous: all forms of discrimination, accompanying violent extremism, are abhorrent and contrary to our shared humanity.
Our prayers go out to the victims and their families. We pray that those who were killed be granted salvation in the Hereafter and a speedy and full recovery for those maimed.
CMRM shall be convening special funeral prayers in abstentia (salat al-Janaza Gha-ib) at our jumu`ah service today for the Christchurch worshippers who were so brutally killed.
Jaamia Galant Dr. Salih Solomon Imam A. Rashied Omar
Secretary Chairperson Imam
On Behalf of the CMRM Board