Jakarta, MINA – New Zealand government on Friday at 1:30 p.m., local time, broadcasted calls Friday prayers on national radio and television.
Afterwards, it continued a momentum of silence for two minutes to pray and commemorate Muslims who were the victims of terrorist attacks in two Christchurch City mosques.
“I want to invite all of us to a moment of silence to pray and remember the victims of terrorist attack,” said New Zealand Embassy Charge d’Affairs, Roy Ferguson at a press conference at MUI headquarters in Central Jakarta on Friday.
Secretary General of the Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI), Anwar Abbas led audiences who attended press conference to read Al-Fatihah letter for victims of terrorist attacks in Christchurch.
Even, according to Radio New Zealand reports, New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, Muslim community leaders, local residents and representatives of foreign countries attended series of Friday prayers at Al Noor Mosque, along with thousands of New Zealanders.
Meanwhilehile, New Zealanders who did not take part in prayer, formed a human chain outside the mosque, guarding Friday prayers in New Zealand.
Responding to this, Indonesian Council of Ulama was deeply moved and appreciated the actions and attitudes of New Zealand government over the terror incident.
Indonesian Council of Ulama mentioned the broadcast of call Friday prayers on national radio and television throughout New Zealand was “a favor from a disaster”. (L/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)