The Oasis Reporters
April 25, 2019
Ever since her determined and principled stand on banning ownership and access to automatic weapons after the Christchurch mosque terror attacks, her passionately empathetic visit to Muslim victims in hospitals, the world has returned extravagant love to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern.
For she has shown what leadership is all about. She has taught the world, how to be a Prime Minister or president and New Zealanders have taken a cue, saying, killing people as they pray, “is not us”.
In addition, Jacinda Ardern has become Maori to the indigenous aboriginals of New Zealand, Muslim in hijab to the minority Muslim immigrants and a proud Christian with the passion of Christ to the Caucasians of her country. A prime minister to the whole world.
Therefore when the Duke of Cambridge arrived Auckland Thursday on a visit, he was greeted by Jacinda Ardern with a Maori nose press, or hongi.
Prince William met victims of the Christchurch terror attacks, which saw 50 people killed and a further 50 injured at two mosques in March. Ardern said his visit would “bring comfort” to New Zealand, according to the Press Association.
William, second in line to the UK throne, started his two-day visit by attending an Anzac Day memorial service — New Zealand and Australia’s national day of remembrance. He was greeted at the Auckland War Memorial Museum with a karanga, or exchange of calls, as part of a powhiri, a Maori welcome ceremony.
Attendees at the service commemorated the victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks. New Zealand naval commander James Gilmour called the attacks “a cruel nightmare,” saying: “As a nation, we are still grieving for the loss.”
On behalf of the Queen, William laid a wreath at the Auckland cenotaph.
Cable News Network, CNN reports that in Christchurch, William met first responders at the Justice and Emergency Services Precinct. “You did an incredible job on a very bad day,” he told them.
It was such an incredible sight as New Zealanders locked hands together during Friday prayers by Muslims in Christchurch mosque, in a symbolic gesture of a wall of protection around them as they prayed. Overwhelmed by emotion at the show of love, Muslim immigrants were shedding tears of joy at the deep solidarity after the horrible events of the massacre.
Most Nigerians who watched the emotional gesture in The Oasis office on Cable TV were unable to hold back tears and asked if that could happen in Kano, Maiduguri or Jos that have seen morbid propensity to massacre one another in the name of religion.
Then Jacinda Ardern in hijab spoke, “we mourn with you”.
Can President Buhari visit a church to commiserate with the attacked in Benue or Plateau as a symbolic gesture?
The response to the HH Sheikh Mohammed, was swift after reviewing the passion and actions of Prime Minister Ardern on March 22 that calmed nerves and he tweeted:
New Zealand today fell silent in honour of the mosque attacks’ martyrs. Thank you PM
and New Zealand for your sincere empathy and support that has won the respect of 1.5 billion Muslims after the terrorist attack that shook the Muslim community around the world
New Zealand today fell silent in honour of the mosque attacks' martyrs. Thank you PM @jacindaardern and New Zealand for your sincere empathy and support that has won the respect of 1.5 billion Muslims after the terrorist attack that shook the Muslim community around the world. pic.twitter.com/9LDvH0ybhD
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) March 22, 2019
Emblazoned on a Friday mosque was the huge photograph of Jacinda Ardern in hijab. A Christian and a woman. What honour can be greater than that?
Talk about leaders who are passionate about peace in the world, then name Prime Minister Ardern and Sheikh Mohammed. They rise above petty hate, that has seen massacres in Northern Nigeria and other flashpoints of religious violence all over the world .