Tolerance, love, inclusivity: Netizens reject Islamophobia after NZ attacks

People lay flowers outside mosques in different cities

News Desk March 16, 2019
PM Jacinda comforts families affected by the Christchurch attacks. PHOTO: TWITTER

As the world reels itself to the shocking attacks at two mosques in New Zealand, social media users send a clear message of peace and love to condemn the senseless attacks against the Muslim community.

Social media can be used to spread hate with many sharing the manifesto of the Christchurch attacks online, and one of the attackers live streamed the gruesome shooting on Facebook.

However, there are many users who're actively rejecting Islamophobia, bigotry and hatred online with messages of tolerance, inclusivity and love.

Following are some of the heartening tweets that express love, solidarity and peace in light of the gruesome attacks:

Others used hashtag #TheyAreUs on Twitter after New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Arden used the words in a press conference to condemn the attacks:

Meanwhile, flowers have appeared outside mosques in New Zealand, many of which are now guarded.


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