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Shaheeds of Christchurch New Zealand

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  1. Thəorətic Muslim

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    As people attempt to come to terms with the horrendous terrorist attack, it feels the terrorist himself is getting the spotlight he so desired.

    Hopefully the threads for the remembrance of the Shaheeds and the backgrounds that brought them to the Masajids in Christchurch, New Zealand.

    While the Christchurch Police Department is not releasing the names, ages, and backgrounds of the Shaheeds individuals on social media are beginning to identify the faces of lost relatives from the recorded live stream and the absence of the Shaheeds from the return to their homes in Christchurch.

    DO NOT POST THE NAME OF ANY TERRORIST IN THIS THREAD. ONLY THE STORIES OF THE SHAHEEDS.

    Among New Zealand mosque victims: Parents, children and refugees


    At least 49 were killed when two mosques were attacked Friday in New Zealand.

    Siobhán O'Grady
    March 15 at 5:30 PM

    Adeeb Sami’s trip to New Zealand was supposed to be joyful — a chance for the Dubai-based father to surprise his twin children in time for their birthday.

    Instead, the 52-year-old ended up in surgery to have a bullet removed from his spine after he dove in front of his two sons to protect them from a gunman who stormed a mosque in Christchurch on Friday, Gulf News reported.

    By the time the rampage was over, the gunman had killed 41 people. An attack at another mosque killed seven more, and one victim died at a hospital, leaving the country reeling in the aftermath of its deadliest mass shooting in recent history.

    “My dad is a real hero,” Sami’s daughter, Heba, told Gulf News on Friday. “He got shot in the back near his spine in an attempt to shield my brothers but he didn’t let anything happen to them.”


    Names of victims have not been released by New Zealand police, but children are believed to be among the dead and wounded. Heba told the Dubai-based news outlet that she lost five family friends, including a 12-year-old boy, in the attack.

    Abdulrahman Hashi, 60, a preacher at Dar Al Hijrah Mosque in Minneapolis, told The Washington Post that his 4-year-old nephew was among those killed. He received a phone call Friday morning from his brother-in-law Adan Ibrahin Dirie, who was in the hospital with gunshot wounds. Dirie had been worshiping in Christchurch that morning with his five children when the gunman opened fire. Four of his children escaped unharmed, but the youngest, Abdullahi, was killed.

    The family had fled Somalia in the mid-1990s as refugees and resettled in New Zealand.

    “You cannot imagine how I feel,” he said. “He was the youngest in the family.” He said that he would preach against Islamophobia during Friday prayers. “This is a problem of extremism. Some people think the Muslims in their country are part of that, but these are innocent people.”

    [With strobe lights and guns bearing neo-Nazi slogans, New Zealand gunman plotted a massacre]

    The gunman live-streamed the attack on social media. In gruesome video footage, which The Post is not publishing, the attacker approaches the entrance to the mosque and raises his weapon. One man tries to greet him calmly, calling out “Hello, brother.” Then the gunman opens fire. In addition to the 49 killed at the two mosques, dozens of others were wounded or are missing.

    Shafiqur Rahman Bhuiyan, honorary consul for Bangladesh in Auckland, told the AP that at least three Bangladeshis were among those killed in the attack, and others were wounded. “One leg of an injured [person] needed to be amputated while another suffered bullet injuries in his chest,” he said.

    Jordan’s state-run Petra news reported that two Jordanians were killed in the attack, and Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal tweeted that four Pakistanis were wounded and five others missing Friday.

    On Facebook, a user named Alta Marie said her husband Zulfirman Syah and her son were both shot at the Linwood Islamic Center in Christchurch.

    “I was recently united with my son, who has a gunshot wound to the leg and backside,” she wrote. “He is traumatized, but we are all alive.”

    Asim Mukhtar, secretary general of the Pakistan Association of New Zealand, told The Post in a phone call that at least two members of the Pakistani community were wounded Friday, and five are missing. He said the Al Noor mosque is the largest in Christchurch, and that the shooting started 15 minutes before Friday prayers, when many people were still in the parking lot or walking toward the mosque. If the shooting had started mid-prayer, he said, he thinks the death toll would have been higher.

    “This is a time of distress, we are in disarray, we don’t know why this has happened,” he said. “This is probably the last thing on our mind living in New Zealand that this will ever happen.”

    “We are really not feeling safe at the moment,” he added.

    [In one day, more people were killed in New Zealand than are usually murdered in an entire year]

    A group called Syrian Solidarity New Zealand said Syrian refugees were inside the mosque when it came under attack.

    Ali Akil, an Auckland-based spokesman for the group, told The Post that members of a refugee family from Syria were inside the mosque at the time of the attack. The father in the family was killed, one son was wounded and another was missing, he said, citing information he had received from a friend of the family.

    The family had fled the civil war in Syria in search of “a safe haven, only to be killed here,” he said.

    Yasmin Ali told New Zealand’s 1 News that she lost a close family friend who she loved like a grandfather and now fears she could be targeted just for wearing her headscarf in public.

    “Family friends that we’ve known for 19 years — dead. People who were there for my engagement — dead,” Ali told the news outlet. “You don’t think something like this can happen in New Zealand, in Christchurch of all places with such a small community, kind and loving.”

    Alexandra Baumhardt contributed to this report from Minneapolis, Kareem Fahim from Istanbul.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...nts-children-refugees/?utm_term=.5f218ef51fea
     
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    May Allah-u Azimushshan accept their Shehadet....

    Terrorism has no faith, nation or race...
     
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    May Allah forgive your sins and you be in a better place, I know many people will disagree but to me White Crazy Christians are much more of a global threat than ISIS .
     
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    Not only was there Shaheed Naeem Rashid who charged the terrorist at the Masjid An Nur, where the terrorist live streamed his murder rampage.

    But there was another Hero at the Linwood Masjid who was able to disarm the terrorist causing him to flee the Masjid after killing 7.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12213205


    Shaheed Naeem Rashid from the An Nur Masjid:
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    According to Abdurrahman Dilipak from the Yeni Akit in Turkey, the motivation behind the killing was an extreme hatred for Reis Erdo'an, Turks, Turkey and Istanbul!!! These Mubarek folks embraced Shehadet for some terrorists want to bulldoze the Mosques and Minarets in Istanbul to revert her to Constantinople!!!

    Some folks haven't forgiven or forgotten the glorious Ottoman achievements for Islam/Muslims!!!!!

    https://www.yeniakit.com.tr/yazarlar/abdurrahman-dilipak/neo-christianity-army-27830.html
     
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    Shaheed Daoud Nabi, jumped on top of worshipers to protect them from the terrorist at the Linwood Masajid.

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    New Zealand mosque massacre: Families search for loved ones after attack

    Omar Nabi skipped Friday prayers because of work.

    But news of the attack at the Masjid Al Noor mosque in New Zealand's Christchurch filled Nabi with fear: His devout and community-minded father had been there.

    Nabi, a mechanic, rushed to the mosque as soon as he heard reports of the massacre, only to be told that his father, Daoud Nabi, 71, had thrown himself in front of another worshipper and been shot.

    Fear and anxiety gripped Nabi, 43: His father's phone just kept ringing.

    “If he was all right, he’d answer," he told NBC News from a local hospital.

    Then in the early hours of Saturday, Nabi got the news he had most feared — his father was dead.

    Daoud Nabi was among at least 49 people who were killed in the mass shooting at two mosques in the city, according to New Zealand police. Dozens more were wounded. A man in his late 20s had been charged with murder, police said.

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    Daoud Nabi with his granddaughter.Courtesy Omar Nabi
    Nabi said it made sense that his father had tried to save someone in danger.

    “He’s helped everyone who’s a refugee,” he said, describing how his father went to the airport to greet refugees, and help get them started in their new lives.

    "Whether you’re from Palestine, Iraq, Syria — he’s been the first person to hold his hand up," Nabi said.

    His work on behalf of refugees was most likely linked to the family's experience. In the 1980s when Nabi was 6, his family emigrated from Afghanistan to New Zealand in the wake of the Soviet Union's invasion.

    Daoud Nabi, an engineer, had set out to establish roots in their new home, founding a mosque and becoming the president of a local Afghan association. The family prospered and grew to include nine grandchildren.

    Now Nabi hardly knows what to do with himself.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/...ones-after-attack-n983631?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma
     
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    Mr. Naeem Rashid was a friend of one of my relatives. Shocking.
     
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    Two Saudis were wounded..on died in the hospital..
     
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    Shaheeda Husna Ara Parvin, gunned down as she tried to save her paraplegic husband.

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    Earlier on Friday, at least 49 people were killed in New Zealand’s worst terrorist attack

    A Bangladeshi woman killed in the terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday has been identified as Husna Ara Parvin, who was gunned down as she tried to save her paraplegic husband,

    Husna Ara, originally from the village of Jangalhata in Sylhet’s Golapganj, lived in Christchurch with her paraplegic husband Farid Uddin Ahmed.

    The Bangla Tribune reported that Husna Ara wheeled Farid to the mosque for the Friday prayers. The men’s and women’s sections were segregated, so when the shooting broke out, the couple did not know what the condition of the other was. According to Husna’s nephew Mahfuz Chowdhury, she rushed out 15 minutes into the shooting to check on Farid, when she was caught in the crosshairs and shot dead.

    Farid had been wheeled out to safety by others in the mosque.

    New Zealand police have confirmed the death to her family, but have yet to let them see the body.

    Husna and Farid married in 1994 and moved to New Zealand after a few years. They last visited Bangladesh 10 years ago in 2009.

    Earlier on Friday, at least 49 people were killed in New Zealand’s worst terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch. At least three of the victims are believed to be of Bangladeshi origin.

    https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/nation/2019/03/15/another-christchurch-victim-from-sylhet
     
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    Here are the stories of the lives lost and those who were wounded
    Published 34 minutes ago | Updated 24 minutes ago

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    Relatives look at the pictures of Pakistani citizen Rashid Naeem, and his son Talha Naeem, who were reportedly killed in the Christchurch mosque shooting, in a cell phone at their native home in Abbottabad, Pakistan, Saturday, March 16, 2019.

    An attack on a New Zealand mosque took the lives of 49 worshippers Friday and left dozens more wounded when a white supremacist opened fire and live-streamed the shootings. Here are the stories of the lives lost and those who were wounded.

    THE DEAD
    HUSNE ARA PARVIN, 42
    Parvin died being struck by bullets while trying to shield wheelchair-bound husband, Farid Uddin Ahmed, her nephew Mahfuz Chowdhury told The Daily Star, a Bangladesh newspaper.

    Chowdhury said Uddin had been ill for years and Parvin took him to the mosque every other Friday. She had taken him to the mosque for men while she went to the one for women. Mahfuz said relatives in New Zealand told him when the shootings began, Parvin rushed to her husband's mosque to protect him. He survived.

    Mosque Massacre Survivor Describes Chasing Shooter

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    Abdul Aziz, 48, originally from Kabul in Afghanistan, was at the Linwood mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, with his family when a gunman attacked on Friday. A day layer, he described running outside and trying to chase the shooter, throwing a gun the shooter had left behind at the attacker's car.
    (Published 4 hours ago)


    The Bangladeshi couple had moved to New Zealand sometime after 1994, Chowdhury said.

    NAEEM RASHID, 50, and TALHA RASHID, 21
    As the shootings unfolded, Naeem Rashid is seen on video trying to tackle the gunman, according to Rashid's brother, Khurshid Alam.

    "He was a brave person, and I've heard from a few people there, there were few witnesses . they've said he saved a few lives there by trying to stop that guy," Alam told the BBC .

    Rashid's son, Talha Rashid, is also among the dead. Pakistan's Ministry of Public Affairs confirmed their deaths in a tweet.

    The elder Rashid was a teacher in Christchurch and was from Abbottabad, Pakistan. His son was 11 when his family moved to New Zealand. He had a new job and planned to get married.

    THE WOUNDED
    Mourning, Increased Security After Deadly Mosque Shootings


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    Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

    MOHAMMED ELYAN
    Mohammed Elyan, a Jordanian in his 60s who co-founded one of the mosques in 1993, was among those wounded, as was his son, Atta, who is in his 30s. That's according to Muath Elyan, Mohammed's brother, who said he spoke to Mohammed's wife after the shooting.

    Muath said his brother helped establish the mosque a year after arriving in New Zealand, where he teaches engineering at a university and runs a consultancy. He said his brother last visited Jordan two years ago.

    "He used to tell us life was good in New Zealand and its people are good and welcoming. He enjoyed freedom there and never complained about anything," Muath told The Associated Press. "I'm sure this bloody crime doesn't represent the New Zealanders."

    SABRI DARAGHMEH

    A Jordanian man says his 4-year-old niece is fighting for her life after being wounded. Sabri Daraghmeh said by phone from Jordan on Saturday that the girl, Elin, remains "in the danger phase" and that her father, Waseem — Sabri's brother — is in stable condition.

    Daraghmeh says the 33-year-old Waseem moved to New Zealand five years ago and that he described it as the "safest place one could ever live in."

    49 Fatally Shot in Terror Attack on New Zealand Mosques


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    Mass shootings in two New Zealand mosques killed at least 49 people and injured at least 48 others in what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern decried as a terrorist attack. Witnesses describe the moment of the shooting at one mosque.
    (Published Friday, March 15, 2019)

    The Daraghmehs are of Palestinian origin, but have Jordanian citizenship, like several others listed as Jordanian nationals among those killed and wounded in the mosque attacks.

    The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said Saturday that at least four Palestinians were among those killed, but acknowledged they could have been counted by Jordan or other countries.

    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/nat...Zealand-Mosque-Attack-Shooting-507249241.html
     
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    RIP.

    One person from my place too:(

    Anshi (27), an M.Tech (Agri) student.

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    Foreigners, refugees, business owners among those targeted in New Zealand mosque attack

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    Business owner and New Zealand fussball team goalkeeper Atta Elayyan, 30-year-old of Palestinian descent, who was killed in Friday's attack in Christchurch mosques. (AA Photo)

    Several of those killed or wounded in the shooting rampage at two New Zealand mosques on Friday were from the Middle East or South Asia, according to initial reports from several governments.

    The live-streamed attack by an immigrant-hating white nationalist killed at least 49 people as they gathered for weekly prayers in Christchurch. Another 48 people suffered gunshot wounds in the attacks.

    Bangladesh's honorary consul in Auckland, Shafiqur Rahman Bhuiyan, told The Associated Press that "so far" three Bangladeshis were among those killed and four or five others were wounded, including two left in critical condition.

    "One leg of an injured needed to be amputated while another suffered bullet injuries in his chest," Rahman Bhuiyan said. He declined to identify the dead or wounded.

    30-year-old dentistry graduate Muhammad Haq, who was living in Christchurch for the last two years, is believed to be killed in the attack, his friend said.

    Two Jordanians were among those killed, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by the state-run Petra news service. Foreign Ministry spokesman Sufian Qudah had earlier said that a Jordanian man was killed and eight others were wounded.


    Christchurch Hospital chief Greg Robertson said Saturday that seven of the 48 gunshot victims admitted after the shootings in had been discharged.

    Robertson said a 4-year-old girl who had been transferred to an Auckland hospital was in critical condition and 11 patients who remained in Christchurch were also critically wounded.

    "We have had patients with injuries to most parts of the body that range from relatively superficial soft tissue injuries to more complex injuries involving the chest, the abdomen, the pelvis, the long bones and the head," he said.

    Many patients will require multiple operations to deal with their complex series of injuries, Robertson said.

    He said a 2-year-old boy was in stable condition, as was a 13-year-old boy.

    Atta Elayyan, 30-year-old founder and owner of an LWA Solutions IT consultancy firm and engineering lecturer at university who holds Palestinian, Jordanian and Kuwaiti citizenship, was among the victims of the attack. He was also the goalkeeper of New Zealand's national fussball team.

    Atta's father Mohammed Elayyan, a Jordanian of Palestinian descent in his 60s who co-founded one of the mosques in 1993, was among those wounded. That's according to Muath Elayyan, Mohammed's brother, who said he spoke to Mohammed's wife after the shooting.


    Muath said his brother helped establish the mosque a year after arriving in New Zealand and last visited Jordan two years ago.

    "He used to tell us life was good in New Zealand and its people are good and welcoming. He enjoyed freedom there and never complained about anything," Muath told The Associated Press. "I'm sure this bloody crime doesn't represent the New Zealanders."

    Palestinian Foreign Ministry said Saturday four Palestinians were killed and six other were injured in the attack. Accordingly, Abdul Fattah Qasim al-Dukka, Ali al-Madani, Atta Mohammed Alian (Atta Elayyan), and Amjad Hamid were killed, and Waseem Daraghmeh, Eileen Daraghmeh, Basil Asaad, Shehadeh Al-Senawi, Mohammad Alian and Khaled Hijjawi were wounded in the attack. Two citizens, Osama Abu Kwik and Kamel Darwish were unaccounted for.

    Syrian refugee Halid Mustafa and his 16-year-old son Hamza also lost their lives in the attack. Mustafa arrived in the mosque with his three sons, with one dying in the shooting, one injured and one remain missing.

    Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said four Pakistanis were wounded, and Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal tweeted that five other Pakistani citizens are missing after Friday's attacks.

    34-year-old Sayyid Jehandad Ali is also unaccounted for, his wife Amna Ali living in Pakistan told local press.

    Malaysia said two of its citizens were hospitalized, and the Saudi Embassy in Wellington said two Saudis were wounded.

    India's high commissioner to New Zealand, Sanjiv Kohli, tweeted Saturday that nine Indians were missing and called the attack a "huge crime against humanity." Indian officials have not said whether the nine were believed to be living in Christchurch.

    25 year-old Ansi Karippakulam and Vora Ramiz were listed among the missing. 30-year-old Ferhaj Ihsan from Hyderabad, who arrived in New Zealand in 2010 for postgraduate engineering studies, is unaccounted for after the attack, his father said, according to Anadolu Agency. Ihsan has a 3-year-old daughter and 7-month-old son.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said at least three Turkish citizens were wounded in the attacks in New Zealand and that he has spoken to one of them.

    Afghanistan's ambassador to Australia and New Zealand said two Afghans are missing and a third person of Afghan origin was treated and released from the hospital.


    Two Indonesians, a father and son, were also among those shot and wounded, Foreign Ministry spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir said.

    Nasir said the father is being treated at an intensive care unit and his son is in another ward at the same hospital. He declined to identify them.

    The man's wife, Alta Marie, posted on Facebook that her husband and their son are both alive, but wounded.

    Marie said that both were shot in the attack Friday at Christchurch's Linwood Islamic center.

    "My husband was shot in multiple places and has a drain in his lung," she wrote on Facebook. She said she was with her son, who is "traumatized" after being shot in his back and leg.
    https://www.dailysabah.com/asia/201...g-those-targeted-in-new-zealand-mosque-attack
     
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    Tareq Fateh is upset with Indians that are celebrating the deaths

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    The cruelty with which some Indians are celebrating the massacre in New Zealand is repugnant. I will block people who find the slaughter of 49 innocent worshippers as amusing and then have the audacity to tag those comments on my timeline.

    6:35 am - 15 Mar 2019 From Toronto, Ontario
     
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