Christchurch Mosque survivor addresses religious freedom summit

Farid Ahmed, a survivor of an attack on his mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand spoke at the opening of the US State Department’s second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom on Tuesday (July 16).

He emotionally recalled having to go home after the March 15 mass shooting and tell his daughter that her mother would no longer be there with them. But he said he nevertheless forgave the killer.

“To remove hatred, it is a responsibility of you, me and everybody,” said Ahmed. “It’s a responsibility of government, a responsibility of religious leaders, religious people and each and every ordinary person. Read more

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