Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that she will not use the name of the gunman who killed 50 people last week in an attack on two mosques. Ardern referred to the gunman’s motives, saying that in part he wanted notoriety, something she said she will not give him and has urged others in the media to follow suit. She has also spoken to social media platforms like Facebook that struggled to keep the livestream of the attack from spreading across the internet.
Ardern ended her speech with the Arabic greeting “Al salam Alaikum”, meaning “Peace be upon you”.
Swift action is planned by ministers.
As police ask people to remain extra vigilant.
“It is a very important time to bring people together and not to try and divide."
We are aware in the UK and US of our growing problem with the alt-right, but somehow it has seeped across to a country which feels like an innocent bystander
"There should be no safe spaces for terrorists to share and promote their extreme views.”
A gunman live-streamed the killings online.
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern made an emotional apology of behalf of the country, after a body believed to be that of missing UK backpacker Grace Millane was found. The 22-year-old went missing the day before her birthday while travelling in the country. A 26-year-old man who was living in the hotel where she was last seen alive has been arrested for her murder.