The secretary-general condemned the heinous crime and called for holding accountable leaders around the world who promote racism and hate-filled ideology.
Rabat – Amnesty International has said the terror attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, are “a devastating reminder of the consequences of letting hatred and demonization go unchecked.”
The organization’s Secretary General Kumi Naidoo condemned the terrorist attack on Friday, March 15. “This is also a moment of reckoning for leaders across the world who have encouraged or turned a blind eye to the scourge of Islamophobia,” Naidoo said.
He added, “The politics of demonization has today cost 49 people their lives. Reports that the attackers followed a white supremacist manifesto must galvanize world leaders to start standing against this hate-filled ideology.”
He further stated, “The New Zealand we believe in is one that thrives as a multicultural society, welcomes refugees and migrants, and respects the rights of everyone to practice their religion in peace.”
For Naidoo, the tragedy is only a trigger to stand against Islamophobia and create “a society built around peace, hope, and justice.”