Mass murder in Christchurch New Zealand

This morning, Britons awoke to the shocking news that gunmen had opened fire on Muslim worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, a country widely regarded as one of the safest countries on Earth.

At the time of writing, the death toll stands at 49. Our prayers go out to the victims and their families.

In days to come, much thought will, quite rightly, be given to how such attacks can be dealt with more rapidly, or intercepted before they take place, and how to deal with the evil ideology that appears to have motivated the attacker or attackers.

However, today is a day for mourning, and for quiet reflection on how such unspeakable horrors can emerge from nowhere.

We thank our police force for the extra measures taken today to reassure Muslim worshippers in the UK, and the many politicians and religious leaders who have spoken out following the massacre. If the killers sought to divide Muslims and non-Muslims, they have failed and will continue to fail.

We have embedded below tweets issued this morning by the Prime Minister, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Chief Rabbi.

One Comment on "Mass murder in Christchurch New Zealand"

    Every Mosque or group of Mosques or Mosque representatives could be sent an official communiqué by the Conservative Central Office as a gesture of supports and condemnation. This is to be done, not to win favour or votes but to show that the Party really cares and to demonstrate solidarity.

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