15 March 2019, Christchurch had its darkest day, our very worst as mass fatality was inflicted by an ill-intentioned visitor and avoidable, when compared to the decade’s horrendous earthquakes. Rest In Peace. With condolence and aroha we remember all those hurt, still in hospital, the families and friends, communities, and those lost so extremely sadly:

Christchurch mosque attack victims - Press graphic

Christchurch mosque attack victims – Press graphic


Husna Ahmed. Ahmed Abdel-Ghany. Syed Areeb Ahmed. Farhaj Ahsan. Mohsen Mohammed Al Harbi. Hussein Al-Umari. Ashraf Ali. Ashraf Ali. Syed Jahandad Ali. Ansi Karippakulam Alibava. Linda Armstrong. Muse Nur Awale. Zakaria Bhuiya. Karam Bibi. Kamel Darwish. Atta Elayyan. Ali Elmadani. Abdukadir Elmi. Mohammad Omar Faruk. Amjad Kasem Hamid. Lilik Abdul Hamid. Mojammel Hoq. Ghulam Hussain. Mucaad Ibrahim. Junaid Ismail. Ozair Kadir. Mohammed Imran Khan. Maheboob Allarakha Khokhar. Osama Adnan Yousef Abukwaik. Haroon Mahmood. Sayyad Milne. Muhammad Haziq Mohd-Tarmizi. Ashraf El-Moursy Ragheb. Mohamad Moosid Mohamedhosen. Hussein Moustafa. Khaled Mustafa. Hamza Mustafa. Haji Mohemmed Daoud Nabi. Tariq Rashid Omar. Hafiz Musa Patel. Abdelfattah Qasem. Naeem Rashid. Talha Naeem. Muhammad Zeshan Raza. Matiullah Safi. Muhammad Abdus Samad. Muhammad Suhail Shahid. Mounir Guirgis Soliman. Arif Mohamedali Vohra. Ramiz Arifbhai Vora.
Alphabetical name list source: Christchurch mosque shootings: Faces of the fallen NZHerald.

Reeling at the atrocious harm done, trying to make sense of what had just happened in our community, for a city and country, aspects of great significance emerged, such as Islam being a kind of Christianity, in different language and costume, also peace advocacy. And very locally, Cashmere High School head boy behind vigil to bring students together in peace and love – “Seven people associated with the school were believed to have been killed or injured. Three of those were current students.” Youth immediately rallied to front the response, with passion and compassion, as 15 March was to have been their day and they had been brutally robbed.[1]

Thus one suburb became known as affected along with host Riccarton, a representative focus of urgent, heartfelt response – Cashmere, of Christchurch Port Hills, is background pictured here:

Hagley Park, Al Noor Mosque outdoor service, 22 March 2019

Hagley Park, Al Noor Mosque outdoor service, 22 March 2019

Screen capture is from Thousands disperse after honouring Christchurch mosque attack victims – ‘We have shown NZ is unbreakable’, TVNZ coverage.

So in the week following this horrific tragedy, to build comfort and response, Prime Minister Ardern visited Cashmere High School, as pictured here from TV3 Newshub:

NZ PM Adern at Cashmere High School 20 March 2019

NZ PM Adern at Cashmere High School 20 March 2019


The story was also covered in TV One News Cashmere High pupil asks Jacinda Ardern touching question – ‘How am I? Very sad’ and on countless other media internationally. Muslims everywhere had found a genuine hero, especially young women, e.g. across the Tasman Sea: “An open letter to Jacinda Ardern” – Summer Joyan

The mood of support has not been even, however, e.g. where Destiny’s Brian Tamaki ‘strongly denounces’ use of Islamic Call to Prayer for victims of the Christchurch terror attacks and Brian Tamaki defends his controversial tweets. Inevitably, a deeper look at religious influences must come to the fore, e.g. Christchurch attacks were a form of ‘Christian terrorism’, as well as racial hatred, says religion expert. No country is ethnically homogeneous, and in the founding of New Zealand where referring to the Cracroft settler farm estate, a city councillor points out that “Muslims have been in Christchurch since the 1850s, citing the old Christchurch suburb of Cashmere with streets named after several Indian provinces, both Hindu and Muslim” – in Easy money era fuelled global terror says Christchurch politician in The Australian Financial Review. Communities are being undermined and weakened, anew, it is true – yet by who, in broad total?

Which makes us take time to consider belief and ideology behind actions, and begin by answering the question echo Is Kashmir the most dangerous place in the world? on Al Jazeera simultaneously. Because underneath the Labour government’s use of local rallying lay some real contributions to conflict. These they need to own, in the spotlit Cashmere context, and now.

Pictured behind PM Adern at Cashmere High’s podium are local MPs Dyson and Woods. Monopoly in community politics, serving the fossil energy empires, is the Labour game played, ruthlessly and unethically, to maintain power and attention like this. The Labour house is built on sand, literally; blood on sand and now amongst the silver fern, for oil, most tragically, and this they want no one in a position to speak to, no left opposition. So they distort and manipulate local community voice into parroting them and worse, into increased danger.

“Cashmere” itself, for example, has been silenced – this school is in Somerfield. Hence the current article, to point out that Labour, if sincere would immediately start programs for replacement of imported fossil crude oil – to stem the deadly pressure upon refugees of Middle East nations.

Labour comforts victims but remains active channel in oil wars

Labour comforts victims yet remains active social-democratic channel of the oil wars [3]

The reality of Labour’s effect is to make Cashmere suburb less safe, not more. Through party affiliates – the Reverend Silvia Purdie and campaigner Leona Murahidy – they have robbed and destroyed the residents’ association here, in order to take over / claim credit for the resilience project the residents established for themselves at and with Cashmere Presbyterian Church.[2]

The Labour local body campaign leader – Phil Clearwater, a city councillor in the area – has installed wife Pam to steal the residents’ project resource base: a Labour-Presbyterian defrauding of Cashmere, immobilising its own resilience with grievous intent. (Pam Clearwater’s theft of Cashmere residents’ preparedness resource, as “CREST”, is the smoking gun of NZ Labour Party fraud and cronyism – aided and abetted by grasping, dishonest Presbyterians). The minister attempted to rob the generator fund – raised by residents from the Red Cross for installation at the church – in order to fete these ‘high and mighty’ on 18.2.2018 instead of assist a basic community lunch. When that offensive failed, the Clearwater gang handed Purdie city rate-payer funds for the same purpose, to invite themselves to unearned public profile.

Appalling corruption. Petty, malicious and destructive is the Labour underling hallmark, exposing some ‘Christian’ religious faith here as very cruel and false. Hold Labour to account, for better community outcomes and true leadership. End Labour corruption, move them to truth objectives.

Joining the two threads of this story together are Australians that we were much better off without. One is in high security wing of Paremoremo prison. The other is Leona Murahidy, Cashmere Residents’ Association wrecker, Labour activist and vicious Presbyterian schemer, a proven liar in court.

Be ever-vigilant, communities have no government support to mitigate disaster risk, building as we speak. “This is not us!” belies the fact that it is, through ingrained ‘Christian’ entitlement (of the gunman etc.) and the deadly petroleum in our cars, freight deliveries, sailings and flights.

Hypocrites and dunderheads, make peace. As-salamu Alaykum.

[1] Ending climate change requires the end of capitalism. Have we got the stomach for it? – The Guardian, 18 March 2019

[2] Cashmere Residents’ Emergency Support Team – http://www.cashmere.org.nz/CREST.html

[3] Jacinda Ardern: I didn’t want to work for Tony Blair – Stuff, Aug 2017
Jacinda Ardern is no radical, but the 21st-century face of Blair’s Third Way – The Spinoff, Jan 2018

Acknowledging compassion and sure leadership during very difficult days

Acknowledging sure compassion and leadership during very difficult days, March 2019

Jacinda Ardern, PRIME MINISTER OF NEW ZEALAND – Encyclopædia Britannica

In Memoriam

Christchurch mosque attack victims - NZME graphic

Christchurch mosque attack victims – NZME graphic

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