New Zealand PM Ardern Wears Hijab, Says Humbled by Support at Mosque
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Saturday, March 23, she was humbled by the support and solidarity of the Muslim community at a mosque in Auckland. Wearing a hijab, Ardern greeted and hugged several of the mosque attendees.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Masjid e Umar mosque to hear Ardern praise the hospitality of her hosts, with the Prime Minister saying that all that she has done was echo “the humanity of New Zealanders”.
A little more than a week after a terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, the places of worship have re-opened.
Among the mosque visitors Saturday were survivors of the attack and people who knew the victims. (REUTERS/ VOA)