King Mohammed VI strongly condemned the odious terrorist attack that targeted two mosques on Friday in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, causing several innocent victims.
In a message of condolence and compassion addressed to Patsy Reddy, Governor General of New Zealand, the Sovereign expresses, in his name and that of the Moroccan people, his strong condemnation of this abject racist and terrorist attack, which targeted the faithful, in flagrant violation of the sacredness of places of worship and the universal human values of coexistence, tolerance and fraternity.
The Sovereign claims to have learned with deep sorrow the news of the terrorist attack that targeted the two mosques.
On this painful occasion, the king presents to Patsy Reddy and through her, to the bereaved families, his deep condolences and sincere feelings of compassion, imploring the Most High to surround the victims with his holy mercy and to welcome them into his vast paradise and to give patience and comfort to their loved ones and speedy recovery to the wounded.
Recall that at least 49 people were killed and 48 wounded in several shootings that targeted two mosques in the city of Christchurch, south of New Zealand, during Friday prayers.
One of the shooters was identified as an Australian national, described by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison as a “violent extremist right-wing terrorist.”