UN chief urges everyone to stand with the bereaved Islamic community

UN Secretary-General’s António Guterres is “shocked and appalled” by the terror attack in New Zealand, his spokesperson said, and he “extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims.” He also urged non-Muslims to show solidarity with Muslims today.

“The Secretary General recalls the sanctity of mosques and all places of worship,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “He calls upon all people on this holy day for Muslims to show signs of solidarity with the bereaved Islamic community.”

Guterres underscored the “urgency of working better together globally to counter Islamophobia and eliminate intolerance and violent extremism in all its forms.”