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Thousands Forms Christchurch Mosque Image in Solidarity with Victims

JHANG: In what a beautiful way to spread the message of peace, thousands of people clad in white gathered in Punjab’s Jhang district on Friday to make a human image of Christchurch’s Al Noor mosque.

At least 50 Muslims were killed by a white terrorist a few weeks ago.

Drone images showed 25000 participants standing in formation, their snow-white traditional shalwar kameez and prayer caps in stark contrast to the emerald green of a public field, as a second group formed the words “Islam is peace” nearby.

People gather to form a human image of the Christchurch Al Noor mosque in solidarity with the mosque attack victims, in Jhang on Friday. — AFP

Meanwhile, huge New Zealand and Pakistani flags were also displayed along with a giant banner which read: “Solidarity with the martyrs of Christchurch from Pakistan.”

The tribute was organized by the Sultan Bahu Muslim Institute, a non-government organization aimed at promoting peace and stability in the Muslim world, which also released the drone footage.

On the occasion, participants paid rich tribute to New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern and said the Muslim reaction aftermath of the tragedy was proved the Islam is the religion of peace.