Prominent preacher and Nigerian Islamic scholar, AbdulLateef AbdulHakeem, has condemned the killings of Muslims in a mosque in New Zealand.
He described the killing as an act of terrorism.
In his Facebook page, he said: “I am very Sad with the death of innocent worshippers in a mosque in New Zealand. This is terrorism. We all need to condemn it. May Allah grant the martyrs Al Jannah Firdaus and punish the terrorist in this world and the hereafter. Aamin.”
At least 40 people were killed and 20 seriously injured after gunmen opened fire in two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch Friday, a coordinated and unprecedented attack that has shocked the usually peaceful nation.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the incident a terrorist attack in a Friday press conference, saying the suspects held “extremist views” that have no place in New Zealand or the world.
She confirmed that thirty people were killed when gunmen stormed the al Noor mosque on Deans Avenue. Ten people died at the Linwood mosque on Linwood Avenue, including three who were found outside the building.