What happened today in New Zealand is absolutely gut-wrenching and horrifying. A shooter opened fire today in two separate mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Killing around 49 people, the shots were fired around 1:40 PM local time and injured a lot of people as well. The entire world is saddened by what happened today. People around the globe are sympathizing with the victims and their families.
Pakistani celebrities took to Twitter to express their sympathies as well. Different stars from the film & TV industry as well as the sports industry tweeted about today’s incident.
Actress Mawra Hocane spread the message of peace and love following today’s incident.
Let there be Love & peace & tolerance & respect for one another! ❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Saddened by the news of #ChristchurchMosqueAttack NZ
Any individuals who attack especially at a place of prayer, how can they belong to any religion at all.#WorldPeace #
— MAWRA HOCANE (@MawraHocane) March 15, 2019
TV and film actor, Faysal Quraishi, also condemned the terrorist attack and said that a terrorist has no religion.
strongly condemned in the strongest terms the tragic terrorist attack in 2 Masadij in city of #Christchurch in New Zealand. condolences over loss of innocent lives …Terorist has no religion #TerroristAttack
— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) March 15, 2019
Shaan tweeted as well and said that Christianity does not promote terrorism and that the responsible person should be punished.
Christianity does not preach terrorism.. a few sick minds do the act of terror in the name of Christianity.. #NewZealandAttack the person or the cult responsible should be punished ..
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) March 15, 2019
Feroze Khan also joined the tweet-stream and said his condolences.
Heart goes out to all the victims and the families of #ChristchurchMosqueAttack , Terrorism has no religion.
— Feroze Khan (@ferozekhaan) March 15, 2019
Mahira Khan said that she was very disturbed after reading about the terrorist attack and that her prayers are with them.
So deeply disturbing to read about the #Christchurch mosque attack! Prayers with the people of New Zealand and the grieving families.
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) March 15, 2019
TV show host and actor, Fahad Mustafa, also said that he was disturbed by the news of the terrorist attack.
Disturbed by the attack in newzealand..humanity at its worst …my condolences to the families of victims 😞
— Fahad Mustafa (@fahadmustafa26) March 15, 2019
Actress Armeena Khan said that the terrorists are right-wing neo-nazis.
There has a been a terror attack on two mosques in NewZealand. 40 People dead with atleast 20 people fighting for their lives. The TERRORISTS are right wing neo-nazis. They live-streamed their slaughter as if they were in a video game. I’ve seen the videos, which i cant unsee.
— Armeena Khan (@ArmeenaRK) March 15, 2019
Shamoon Abbasi’s message was short but on-point.
Just stop! pic.twitter.com/D8kMTM95ct
— Shamoon Abbasi official (@shamoonAbbasi) March 15, 2019
Osman Khalid Butt said that he prays for the quick recovery of the injured in the attack and condemned Islamophobia
Sending prayers for the swift recovery of those injured in the brutal terrorist attack in Christchurch, NZ. To the families and lives upturned by this tragedy.
To the lives lost in the name of Islamophobia.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un.
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) March 15, 2019
Legendary cricketer Shahid Afridi also commented on the incident and said that terrorism has no religion.
Horrifying tragedy #Christchurch. I found NZ one of safest, most peaceful places, people are friendly. Spoke to Tamim big relief B'desh squad/staff is safe. World must together! stop hatred!Terrorism has no religion! Prayers for bereaved families. May Allah bless the departed.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) March 15, 2019
Bilal Ashraf expressed his thoughts as well via Twitter.
— Bilal Ashraf (@IamBilalAshraf) March 15, 2019
Favorite circket bhaabi Shaniera Akram took to Twitter as well to express her thoughts on the matter at hand. She said that terrorism is a growing disease spreading in small minds.
Terrorism has no colour, no religion and no country. It is a growing disease spreading in the small minds of this planet and it is deadly. Terrorism is the terminal cancer of humanity!My heart is with the people of NZ,Australia & the whole Islamic community, May Peace be with you
— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) March 15, 2019
Ramiz Raja expressed his concern for the safety of the Bangladesh Cricket Team that was in New Zealand at the time of the attack
New Zealand’s peace and tranquility shattered by madness.. Thank God for Bangladesh team.. Peace and Love for all.
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) March 15, 2019
This terrorist attack has shaken the world. Everyone that hears about it is going through the same emotions.
People all around the world are horrified and disgusted by the attack. The terrorist even live-streamed his horrendous actions. Our heart goes out to all the victims and their families. In this time of sorrow, we all must stand together as one. We must remember that no religion supports terrorism, it is only the sick mentalities of people that result in such brutalities.
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