Standing with Muslim whanau

LETTER

The New Zealand Maori Council stands with our Muslim brothers and sisters, whanau, on this darkest of days in the history of our nation. We must not only stand with them, we need to be there for them in the days, weeks and months to come.

These are dark and evil days when someone walks into a place of faith with the objective of taking the lives of the innocent, of whanau, of men and women, of children and the elderly. But it is on this darkest of days we need to stand as one against hate, against discrimination and against evil.

Many New Zealanders will be searching for answers. Many have questions. Today, this evening, we need to give thanks to the many emergency workers and police who stepped in to an unfolding situation all the time putting their own lives at risk

I can tell all New Zealanders, all Maori, that as we stand together we must never be divided.

Matthew Tukaki

NZ Maori Council executive director

The New Zealand Maori Council stands with our Muslim brothers and sisters, whanau, on this darkest of days in the history of our nation. We must not only stand with them, we need to be there for them in the days, weeks and months to come.

These are dark and evil days when someone walks into a place of faith with the objective of taking the lives of the innocent, of whanau, of men and women, of children and the elderly. But it is on this darkest of days we need to stand as one against hate, against discrimination and against evil.

Many New Zealanders will be searching for answers. Many have questions. Today, this evening, we need to give thanks to the many emergency workers and police who stepped in to an unfolding situation all the time putting their own lives at risk

I can tell all New Zealanders, all Maori, that as we stand together we must never be divided.

Matthew Tukaki

NZ Maori Council executive director

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