The first of more than 250 collections to be held nationwide was in Christchurch, where 51 Muslim worshippers were gunned down while at prayer less than four months ago.
The Australian man accused of murdering 51 people attending Friday prayers at two mosques pleads not guilty to all 92 charges against him.
Muslim contact with the Aboriginals of Australia predates the European conquest, but often the country’s small Muslim population is ignored or feared. One century-old mosque in Brisbane is aiming to change that by opening its doors to non-Muslims.
Vast inequalities prompted by white privilege have allowed entire groups, such as Muslims, to be dehumanised on a global scale. Not until proponents of Islamophobia are confronted, will this change.
Farid Ahmad, whose wife Husna Ahmad was killed in the New Zealand terrorist attack says he harbours no hatred toward terrorist Brenton Tarrant, insisting forgiveness is the best path forward.
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