Muslim League: She’s a hero for all people

NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (right) and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at the Nausori International Airport on Monday night. Picture: SUPPLIED

NEW ZEALAND Prime Minister Jacinda Arden’s scheduled visit to the Lautoka Jame Masjid is an indication of her passion for the people, says Fiji Muslim League president Hafiz Khan.

He said the League was proud to host Ms Arden for a few hours on Thursday at the Lautoka mosque where she was expected to pay her respects to three victims of the 2019 Christchurch terror attacks.

“She was hailed a hero not only by New Zealanders but by people all over the world,” he said.

“We saw her compassion during that very difficult time for our community and even to see her shed tears for our people was very significant”

“So her visit to the Lautoka Jame Masjid is indicative of her passion for the people of different races and religions.

“We are truly honoured and very much looking forward to her visit.”

Mr Khan said the visit by the world leader was also significant as it was the former home of late Imam Hafiz Musa Patel who perished in the March 15 attack.

“Mr Patel was a very important member of our community and the Lautoka Masjid was his home.

“To have Ms Ardern there visiting this mosque and coming to pay her respects is something that we really do appreciate.

“We are all looking forward to welcoming her and experience this very significant moment in our history.”

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