|Fifty people were killed in the terrorist attack on |
two mosques in Christchurch on March 15 2019
A second shooting took place at Linwood Masjid, in an eastern suburb of Christchurch, where seven people were killed. Another person died after being transported to a hospital.
|Malaysian teenager Muhammad Haziq Mohd Tarmizi, |
who was killed in the Christchurch terror attack on March 15
Below are the names of those who died. Many had moved to New Zealand to study or work, and build a better life for themselves and their families:
- Abdukadir Elmi 70 years old
- Abdul Fattah Qasem 60 years old
- Ahmed Abdel Ghani 68 years old
- Ali Elmadani 66 years old
- Amjad Hamid 57 years old
- Ansi Alibava 24 years old
- Ashraf Ali 58 years old
- Ashraf Al-Masri Ashraf Morsi 54 years old
- Asif Vora 56 years old
- Atta Elayyan 33 years old
- Daoud Nabi 71 years old
- Farhaj Ahsan 30 years old
- Ghulam Husain 66 years old
- Hafiz Musa Vali Patel 59 years old
- Hamza Mustafa 16 years old
- Haroon Mehmood 40 years old
- Hosne Ahmed 44 years old
- Hussain al-Umari 35 years old
- Hussein Moustafa 70 years old
- Junaid Kara/Ismail 36 years old
- Kamel Mohamad Kamel Darweesh39
- Karam Bibi 63 years old
- Khaled Mustafa 44 years old
- Linda Armstrong 65 years old
- Maheboob Khokhar 65 years old
- Matiullah Safi 55 years old
- Mohammed Imran Khan 47 years old
- Omar Faruk 36 years old
- Mohsen Mohammed Al Harbi 63 years old
- Mozammel Haque 30 years old
- Mounir Suleiman 68 years old
- Mucad Ibrahim 3 years old
- Lilik Abdul Hamid 58 years old
- Abdus Samad 66 years old
- Musa Nur Awale 77 years old
- Naeem Rashid 50 years old
- Osama Adnan Abu Kweik 37 years old
- Ozair Kadir 25 years old
- Ramiz Vora 28 years old
- Sayyad Milne 14 years old
- Sohail Shahid 40 years old
- Syed Areeb Ahmed 27 years old
- Syed Jahandad Ali 34 years old
- Talha Rashid 21 years old
- Tariq Omar 24 years old
- Zakaria Bhuiya 33 years old
- Zeeshan Raza 38 years old
- Muhammad Haziq bin Mohd Tarmizi 17 years old
- Mohamad Moosi Mohamedhosen 54 years old
Beautifully written by a chinese revert sister to the killer:
- Appreciate that you made the effort to find out the timing of our noon prayer.
- Appreciate that you learnt more about our religion to know that Fridays are the days the men go to the Mosques for their congregational prayers.
- But I guess there were some things you, rather unfortunately, didn’t get to learn.
- Perhaps you didn’t know that what you did made them Martyrs. And how you have single-handedly raised the statuses of our brothers and sisters in the eyes of their beloved Creator with your actions.
- And how, through your actions, they will be raised as the most righteous and pious of Muslims.
- Perhaps you didn’t know that doing what you did, at the time and place you chose, it actually meant that the last words that escaped their lips were probably words of remembrance and praise of Allah. Which is a noble end many Muslims could only dream of.
- And perhaps you didn’t know, but what you did would almost guarantee them paradise.
- Appreciate that you showed the world how Muslims welcome, with open arms, even people like yourself into our Mosques, which is our second home.
- Appreciate you for showing that our mosques have no locks or gates, and are unguarded because everyone and anyone is welcome to be with us.
- Appreciate you for allowing the world to see the powerful image of a man you injured, lying on back on the stretcher with his index finger raised high, as a declaration of his faith and complete trust in Allah.
- Appreciate how you brought the Churches and communities together to stand with us Muslims. Appreciate that you made countless New Zealanders come out of their homes to visit the mosques nearest to them with flowers with beautiful messages of peace and love.
- You have broken many many hearts and you have made the world weep. You have left a huge void.
- But what you also have done have brought us closer together. And it has strengthened our faith and resolve.
- In the coming weeks, more people will turn up in the Mosques, a place you hate so much, fortified by the strength in their faith, and inspired by their fallen brothers and sisters.
- In the coming weeks, more non Muslims will turn up at the gates of mosques with fresh flowers and beautifully handwritten notes. They may not have known where the mosques in their area was. But now, they do. All because of you.
- You may have achieved your aim of intended destruction, but I guess you failed to incite hatred, fear and despair in all of us.
- And while I understand that it may have been your objective, I hate to say that after all of that elaborate planning, and the perverse and wretched efforts on your part, you still failed to drive a divide among the the Muslims and non-Muslims in the world.
|Floral tributes near Al Noor mosque |
in Christchurch on March 18, 2019