Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Office of the Prime Minister condemns New Zealand mass shooting

A man reacts as he speaks on a mobile phone near a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

A man reacts as he speaks on a mobile phone near a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Office of the Prime Minister is calling for the widest possible condemnation of the shooting of about 49 people in two mosques in New Zealand. 

In a release from the Office of the Prime Minister, said: "We call for the widest possible condemnation of this debasing of humanity by those who fail to accept the oneness of the human race. debasing of humanity by those who fail to accept the oneness of the human race."

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The statement said that it was with shock and horror that we, the people of Trinidad and Tobago, received the sad news of the unspeakable tragedy that has been unleashed on the Muslim community and the entire nation of our sister Commonwealth nation, New Zealand.

"In this period of grief the people of Trinidad and Tobago, we who live by the doctrine that every creed and race have an equal place in our nation, unreservedly condemn all words and deeds from whatsoever source, that would have the effect of initiating, encouraging or sustaining hatred in any and all its manifestations," the statement said.

The statement expressed hope that the people of New Zealand will find the strength to overcome this tragedy as they stand firm on their principles of nurturing a peaceful and humanitarian nation.

 

 

 

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