New Zealand to Broadcast Azaan Nationally in Solidarity with Muslims

Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern has announced that the country will broadcast Azaan (the call to prayer) nationally though TVNZ and RNZ on Friday to show solidarity with the Muslim community.

The national broadcast of Azaan will be accompanied by two minutes of silence to mark one week since the terrorist attack. The NZ premier announced this during her second visit to Christchurch. She said that a memorial service will also be held on the same day.

“While it will be in Christchurch, we want to involve the rest of New Zealand. There is a desire to show support to the Muslim community as they return to Mosques, particularly on Friday.”



“To acknowledge this, there will be a two minutes’ silence on Friday. We will also broadcast nationally, via TVNZ and RNZ, the call to prayer,” said Ardern.

She said while speaking to the media that there exist a ‘large number of loopholes’ in New Zealand’s gun laws and a lot needs to be fixed.

“Many New Zealanders would be astounded to know that you can access military-style semi-automatics.” The premier further told that policymakers have been working since Friday’s attack to amend the gun laws for presentation to cabinet this week.

She said that Australia had changed its law in 12 days after the Port Arthur massacre and New Zealand will do so in less.

  • not one word of thanks to nz comunity from the muslims , are they un greatfull of the nz support . Ive only heard complaints from them re police / bodys / hospitals coroners reports ambos guns and their wants ?????

  • The beauty and the beast

    Though here the sense is different from the movie but beauty of the lady if compared with Christ church Muslims’ killer, who can definitely be called the beast of bestial level while the graceful lady having the personality of pretty appearance and beauty of mind. When we see The Bible just one verse 27 from the Chapter of genesis tells us, “So God created man in His Own image” and the same appears with the slightest difference in Koran as,

    Undoubtedly, We have made man in the fairest stature” while we have both illustrations of the excellent and the ugliest: (95: V)
    ثُمَّ رَدَدْنَاهُ أَسْفَلَ سَافِلِينَ
    Then,” We reduced him to the lowest of the low”,

    My great son Jacinda Ardern!
    He, the Supreme and Final Authority bless you forever from here to hereafter
    Terrorism is in justice an injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere (Reverend Martin Luther King JR, A GREAT MARTYRED –WHO ONCE SAID “I HAD A DREAM” LOVE FOR HUMANITY LOVE FOR ALL

  • Dear Jacinda,
    May Allah protect you and give you more courage and wisdom to take this good work beyond the NZ borders. We need you everywhere in this age of fanaticism.

    Love from Japan

  • Hats off to NewZealanf Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. She has all the qualities that make a leader qualify to lead and govern a multi-cultural society. She is the symbol of peace, pluralism, compassion and her courage to come forward to comfort bereaved Muslim community after Christchurch attack is something historians should never forget to acknowledge in Golden words.

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