Remembrance service at Tempe Mosque

                                                            Wednesday, 20 March 2019

The Inner West community is invited to a remembrance service for the victims of the Christchurch Mosque attack at Tempe Mosque on Friday 22 March at 1.30pm.

Inner West Councillor Sam Iskandar, who helped organise the special vigil during Friday’s prayers, said the whole community is welcome to show their support for the victims and their families.

“I urge everyone to come along to share their feelings of grief and loss while also supporting those who are hurting at this very sad time,” said Cr Iskandar.

“We share the community’s outrage at this terrible act of terrorism. Our hearts are with the victims of the atrocities in Christchurch.

“We condemn the gunman’s actions, which stem from the poisonous and toxic speeches made by politicians who seek to divide our community in hate,” he said

As ex-mayor and long-term councillor on the former Marrickville Council, Cr Iskandar has worked hard to foster and strengthen multiculturism in the Inner West.

“Now, more than ever, is the time to remain firmly committed to multiculturalism. We need to redouble our efforts to provide the kind of services that enable all people - regardless of their cultural, religious, or ethnic background - to engage and be part of the wider community and live a better quality of life.

“This is the real answer to combatting the hate, bigotry and ignorance that drove the terror attacks in Christchurch,” said Cr Iskandar.

Service of remembrance

Al Hijrah Mosque

45 Station St, Tempe

1.30pm, Friday 22 March

Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne also extended his deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims of the Christchurch attacks.

“I’m asking people of people of all faiths and backgrounds to join in solidarity with the Muslim community to mark the one week anniversary of the atrocities in Christchurch this Friday.

“The Inner West is the birthplace of Australian multiculturalism and has always nurtured cultural diversity. We mustn’t let the events in Christchurch sow division and discord in our community.

“I thank Councillor Iskandar for helping organising this remembrance service.”

For further information, please contact John Roper on 0435 963 787

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