The world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa was lit up with an image of New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, hugging a mourning woman after the devastating terror attack in Christchurch.
Meanwhile, Sheikh Mohammed, Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of the emirate of Dubai, shared a snap on Twitter and thanked Ms Ardern for her support.
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
The word ‘peace’ was marked above the picture in both English and Arabic to honour the 50 people that lost their lives in the attack earlier this month.
According to reports, it was projected on the same day New Zealand had broadcast the Muslim call to prayer on national television and radio.
Many people responded to the tweet, with one person saying: “Our PM reflects the hearts of the New Zealand people.”
Another added: “Only if the rest of us could follow this amazing example and learn how to spread love and not hate.”
A third commented: “Thank you to His Highness the Ruler of Dubai. Thank you to the New Zealand Prime Minister for your leadership among all the people of New Zealand and to show love towards the Muslim community. Showing equality.”
The terrorists live streamed the mosque shooting on March 15 as they went on a killing spree.
After the attacks, New Zealand banned all types of of semi-automatic weapons, adding that the new legislation would be in place by 11 April.
She said: “Our history changed forever. Now, our laws will too.”
An amnesty has been imposed so that any owners of these weapons can hand them in, and a buy-back scheme will follow.