Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand Muslims’

Support for Christchurch Muslims falling

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Following the massacre on 15 March 2019, case managers were assigned to the bereaved and injured to help them navigate their way around government agencies including the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) and Immigration New Zealand (INZ). Muslim Association of Canterbury general secretary Feroze Ditta, who still carried fragments of the Read more

Growing interest in the Muslim faith

Monday, August 19th, 2019

There are no official nationwide figures on Muslims in New Zealand but anecdotally there are signs of a growing interest in the Islamic faith. Since the Christchurch terror attack, thousands have taken Qurans or other literature. Imam Nizamul Haq Thanvi of the International Muslim Association of New Zealand said immediately after the attack, three to Read more

New Zealand tops ratings for upholding Qur’anic principles

Monday, June 24th, 2019

New Zealand’s population is only 1 per cent Muslim, but according to one analysis, it is the country that most closely follows Qur’anic principles. The Islamicity Indices, compiled by the Islamicity Foundation, a US-based nonprofit, measure world governments by how well they adhere to the Islamic principles set forth in the Qur’an. The indices measure Read more

Hostility to Muslims – Peters quoted

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

An international report has used Winston Peters’ rhetoric as an example of hostilities that Muslims face in New Zealand. Washington’s Pew Research Center confirms New Zealand’s religious freedom. It functions without government interference. But some Muslims face social hostility. It quotes a 2016 US State Department report on religious freedom. The report quotes Peters saying Read more

Muslim NZers stand alongside victims of Paris attacks

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand have issued a joint statement with the NZ Human Rights Commission in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in France and Lebanon. “We stand alongside all innocent victims of terrorism in peace, solidarity and humanity,” said Hazim Arafeh, president of the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Read more