Representatives from all over the world attend the event to honour 50 victims of March 15 terror attack on two mosques carried out by 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern welcomes the social media giant's ban that comes in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack on two mosques that killed 50 people people and was carried out by a self-confessed white supremacist.
The terrorist attack in Christchurch did not take place in a vacuum and is a reflection of decades of the othering and dehumanisation of Muslims.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls for global fight against rising anti-Muslim bigotry along the same lines as "anti-Semitism after the Holocaust", in an OIC summit in Istanbul.
"We must establish that there is absolutely no difference between the murderer who killed innocent people in New Zealand and those who have carried out terrorist acts" in Turkey, Europe, elsewhere - President Erdogan writing in The Washington Post.
After the Christchurch terror attack left 50 Muslim worshippers dead and several dozen wounded, New Zealand has decided to come up with strict gun laws.
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.
Former BBC editor Rifat Jawaid criticised the British broadcaster for its perspective and style about the massacre that took at least 50 lives in New Zealand, saying they have biased editorials.
New Zealand's 37-year-old prime minister is being hailed for displaying compassion toward Muslim families after a terrorist slaughtered 50 people, mostly worshippers, at two Christchurch mosques two days ago.
Australian police said that the counter-terrorism teams raided two homes linked to the mass shooting that killed at least 50 people at two New Zealand mosques last week.
Visitors head home after nearly getting caught up in the terror attack that left 50 people dead, as questions rise whether New Zealand is safe from acts of extreme violence or terrorist attacks.
At least 50 people were killed after a shooter opened fire inside two mosques in Christchurch. New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said it was "one of New Zealand's darkest days."
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