NZers urged to stand with Muslim Kiwis in peace
Human Rights Commission urges NZers to stand with Muslim Kiwis in peace
Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is urging New Zealanders to stand alongside Muslim Kiwis in peace and compassion.
“Muslim New Zealanders have publicly and unreservedly rejected violent extremism,” said Dame Susan.
“We must not label all Muslim New Zealanders with a barbarism they have totally rejected. Muslim Kiwis and their families deserve understanding.”
On behalf of Kiwi Muslims, last month the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand publically and unreservedly rejected ISIS and called for justice, dignity and safety.
“If New Zealanders want peace overseas – we need to start right here at home, human rights begin at home,” said Dame Susan.
“We mourn the tragic loss of lives in overseas conflicts but we must honour their lives by standing for peace and human rights at all costs.”
FIANZ statement: http://www.fianz.co.nz/rejection-of-injustice-barbarity