CHRISTCHURCH – In a viral video, a youngster asked New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to embrace Islam.
“To be honest with you, what brought me here it’s you. I have been crying every day for the last three days. I have been making one Dua from Allah and I said I wish other leaders can look at your leadership skills. And my other one wish is I hope one day you enter into Islam and I wish I will be with you in Jannah,” he says. To that, Ardern replies that Islam taught humanity and she felt she had it. Caravan Daily can not vouch for the authenticity of the video.
New Zealand “PM Jacinda Ardern” ko Islam ki Dawat
Posted by Jamat Islami Mardan Official on Sunday, March 24, 2019
After the Christchurch mosque massacre, when 50 Muslims were killed in their place of worship, Ardern had earned plaudits for the way she handled the situation. Ardern addressed the nation, declaring Friday was “one of New Zealand’s darkest days”. She expressed support for the victims, who were migrants or refugees to New Zealand, and declared, “They are us,” to affirm the country’s inclusive nature. She also said the shooters’ extremist ideology had “no place” in New Zealand’s society.
On Saturday, Ardern went to Christchurch, wearing a hijab and addressed Muslims, accompanied by government officials and even the leader of the opposition. Earlier She had began her speech in the parliament with Islamic greetings -Assalamulaikum. The proceedings of the parliament was began with the recitation of the holy Quran. When prompted by a community leader of the need to visit victims, Ardern, according to stuff.co.nz, changed her plans to visit the Hagley College to talk to people who had been directly affected.