People are gathering at mosques around the world with heartwarming messages of solidarity after the mass shooting in New Zealand

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  • At least 49 people were killed Friday in a mass shooting at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. At least 48 others were injured.
  • People are assembling and leaving messages of solidarity at mosques around the world.
  • Some are leaving flowers and signs expressing their support.
  • Others are joining prayer services or standing guard outside.

At least 49 people were killed and at least 48 injured on Friday in a mass shooting at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.

In response, people are assembling and leaving messages of sympathy, solidarity, and support at mosques around the world.

In New York City, local Jewish communities gathered at Al Rahman Mosque in Washington Heights.

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They posted signs expressing their support.

mosque solidarity

Members of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, an LGBTQ+ synagogue in New York City, assembled in front of their synagogue building and then visited with local Muslim clergy.

In Longwood, Florida, supporters held signs reading “We love Muslims” and “We are with you” outside a mosque.

In Maryland, two women stood outside their local mosque with a sign that read “Support our Muslim neighbors.”

 

At the Islamic Society Mosque in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, people greeted Muslim worshippers with signs that said “Your Jewish family stands with you.”

 

At Madinah Mosque in Toronto, well-wishers left a bouquet of flowers containing the message “Your community stands with you.”

Another mosque in Toronto received a note expressing condolences and flowers.

People brought flowers to Masjid Al-Iman mosque in Victoria, British Columbia, and stayed to attend services.

 

Finsbury Park Mosque in London received messages of solidarity in flowers and cards.

New Zealander Tory Dravitzki placed flowers at a local mosque near his home, saying he said he wanted Muslims to see “people of the community actually caring about them as well.”

Read more about the New Zealand mosque attacks:

‘Oh God, please let this guy run out of bullets’: Survivors describe New Zealand mosque terror attacks that killed 49 people

Tech firms are scrambling to keep dozens of copies of videos showing the New Zealand mosque shootings off their platforms

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