CHRISTCHURCH: Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern paid tribute to brave Pakistani man Naeem Rashid, who embraced martyrdom in his bid to foil the terrorist attack at Al-Noor mosque here on Tuesday.
Jacinda Ardern paid tribute to the Pakistani man Naeem Rashid who hailed from Abbottabad and embraced martyrdom along with his son in his attempt to prevent the Australian white supremacist in his attempt to enter the Al-Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand.
While addressing to the Parliament she started her speech with Muslim salutation, Assalam-o-Alaikum and without taking the name of the attacker by calling him a terrorist condemned the brutal act of murdering innocent souls while offering prayers. She said, “He sought and taught many things from his act of terror, but one was disrespect and that is why you will never hear from me that I will mention his name and will be treated as per the country’s law.”
“He is a terrorist. He is an offender. He is an extremist. But he will remain nameless.”
The New Zealand premier also applauded an Afghan national for his bravery who forced the attacker to flee from the scene.