The Human Rights Foundation of Aotearoa New Zealand is shocked and dismayed at the news of a mass shooting at Masjid Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch. Details are still emerging, and it appears that the situation is ongoing.
We have spent the last three years on a joint project with the Muslim community, including the leadership of these mosques, who could not have been more cooperative and engaged. We extend our deepest sympathies to the families, colleagues and friends of those affected. This is not New Zealand.