Wythenshawe MP expresses solidarity with victims of Christchurch terrorist attacks

Mike Kane MP

Wythenshawe MP Mike Kane has expressed solidarity with the victims of Friday’s massacre at two New Zealand mosques.

Forty-nine people were killed and 48 wounded in the shootings at mosques during Friday prayers, in Christchurch, New Zealand, in the deadliest attack in the country’s history.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called it one of New Zealand’s “darkest days”.

Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Mr Kane said: “We should all stand shoulder to shoulder with the Government of New Zealand, the people of New Zealand and Muslims there, here and across the world.

“The Jewish theologian Martin Buber said that solidarity cannot be found in a mosque, synagogue or temple, but is found in the space between people. It is the duty of all of us, in every legislature across the planet, to reduce the space between people so that the great Abrahamic religions can operate in peace together across the world.”

The main suspect in the killings, Australian, Brenton Tarrant, 28, appeared in court charged with murder.

Two others suspects are in custody.

Mr Tarrant was described by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison as an “extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist”.

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