It has been a week since the tragic mass shooting that claimed 50 lives at two New Zealand mosques. To show their solidarity in mourning the lives of the victims, about 5,000 New Zealanders joined the Muslim community in a vigil on Friday in front of the Al Noor Mosque, where the majority of the tragedy had taken place.
“New Zealand mourns with you. We are one,” said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Her declaration was made evident by the many women in attendance who wore headscarves as their symbol of respect and unity, including Ardern.
The support spread to Twitter with the trending hashtag #headscarfforharmony.
These photos should be seen, but seem to be marginalized in reporting. Swift action. Everyone was enabled, empowered and given a voice to express a powerful message: #headscarfforharmony #Christchurch pic.twitter.com/KbnlJof7CF
— ASSOCIATION TO FORM (@ATFblindpost) March 22, 2019
Dear New Zealanders Aotearoa – Being a Muslim, I’m overwhelmed. I have never seen this kind of solidarity in my entire life – The vigils, The Haka performances, The scarves. It’s just amazing and heartwarming.
— Faizan (@TweetByFaizan) March 21, 2019
It’s been one week since the attack in New Zeland. I wish for everyone’s safety. I wish for every Muslim woman to wear her hijab with PRIDE. May Allah reward their courage.
It’s also so cute and powerful the women there are teaming up to show solidarity. #HeadScarfforHarmony pic.twitter.com/4xGiI7IsWE
— Sami (@samislayz) March 22, 2019
— FRANamaste (@frantastic_fran) March 21, 2019
New Zealand women wear headscarves as a sign of peace, love and solidarity with Muslims, a week after a white supremacist killed 50 at two mosques in Christchurch #headscarfforharmony https://t.co/mQJiTd1RiX pic.twitter.com/XvHjqCS5L9
— DAILY SABAH (@DailySabah) March 22, 2019