The vicious attack targeting Muslims in the southern city of Christchurch, New Zealand

The members of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (IJL) send their condolences, thoughts and prayers to the families who lost loved ones in the vicious attack carried out against worshipers in mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. We condemn this attack in the strongest terms. 



The IJL is confident that the law enforcement officers and authorities in New Zealand will swiftly and thoroughly investigate this crime, bring the perpetrators to justice, and ensure the future safety and protection of people of all faiths under their jurisdiction. 


Xenophobia and hate crimes must be eradicated in every society worldwide. No person should experience fear while practicing their faith. No man, woman or child should be targeted for their race, ethnicity or religion.