Migrante Aotearoa condemns the violent attack against our Muslim brothers and sisters in Christchurch. Reports of death rose to 49 and several injured are still being treated at this stage. No specific information on the casualties’ nationalities have been yet released but we have not received any report that a Filipino was hurt after the incident. We have been monitoring reports and continuously in contact with our coordinator based in Christchurch.
We are calling on our fellow Filipinos to be vigilant and work together with all peace-loving New Zealanders in promoting respect and wellbeing for all. Prime Minister Jacinda Arden stated that these extremists are trying to destroy New Zealand because of our diversity and rejection of racism but they will not win. We are united and will continue to uphold our values of kindness and compassion.
We urge everyone to stay safe and vigilant as we join the cries for justice during this difficult time.
We condemn in strongest terms the hate and violence brought by right wing extremists all over the world. We are offering our prayers and condolences to our Muslim brothers and sisters and to all the victims of this tragic event.
Kia Kaha New Zealand!