The decisive football game did not prevent the fans of the Casablanca based football club from showing solidarity with the victims of New Zealand terror attack.
Rabat – On Saturday, at a vibrant Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, the fans of Wydad Casablanca (WAC) football club recited Al Fatiha, the opening chapter of the Quran to express solidarity and support for the families of the victims of mosque terror attacks in Christchurch.
The football team paid the tribute on the sidelines of their game against Mamelodi Sundowns as part of the CAF Champions League. Wydad won the game 1-0.
The video of the football club went viral on social media. In addition to the football fans, people in the city of Rabat also gathered in front of the Moroccan Parliament on Saturday afternoon to condemn the attack on mosques.
The attacks claimed the lives of 50 people and injured at least 50 more.
A New Zealand court charged Breton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian of murder yesterday.
World leaders and people of all faiths fiercely condemned the attacks, showing solidarity with the victims’ families and consoling Muslims all over the world.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited the attacked mosque to console and show solidarity with the victims. Videos show the prime minister hugging mosques goers.
The mosque was also surrounded by flowers to mourn the victims of the massacres.
New Zealand’s prime minister promised a change in gun laws following the terror attack on the two mosques.
“While work is being done as to the chain of events that lead to both the holding of this gun license and the possession of these weapons, I can tell you one thing right now. Our gun laws will change,” she said.
The prime minister also talked about the guns used by the perpetrator, emphasizing that Tarrant obtained his gun license in November 2017.
She added that the he started to purchase guns legally in December 2017.
She added that he used several guns, including two semiautomatic weapons and two shotguns.