Saturday, March 23, 2019

NZ Prime Minister orders national broadcast of Muslim call to prayer this Friday - Michael Smith News

https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2019/03/nz-prime-minister-orders-national-broadcast-of-muslim-call-to-prayer-this-friday.html

NZ Prime Minister orders national broadcast of Muslim call to prayer this Friday

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On television.
On radio.
In the New Zealand Parliament and government buildings.
There'll be no escaping Islam's Adhan (Muslim call to prayer) this Friday, the Muslim sabbath.


Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a two-minute silence will be observed on Friday to mark a week since the Christchurch mosque shootings.
Ms Ardern spoke at a press conference in Christchurch this afternoon when she made the announcement.
"I know from many there is a desire to show support to the Muslim community as they return to mosques, particularly on Friday.
"There is also a desire amongst New Zealanders to mark the week that has passed since the terrorist attack.
"To acknowledge this, there will be a two-minute silence on Friday. We will also broadcast nationally via TVNZ and RadioNZ the Call to Prayer."
Ms Ardern says timing on the two-minute silence and Call to Prayer broadcast will be determined soon.
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