Source: canberratimes.com.au |By Blake Foden and Kimberley Le Lievre
“Love for all, hatred for none.”
- – Motto of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
That is the message Canberra’s Islamic leaders want to spread as the world reflects on the horrific terror attacks on two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday.
The NSW/ACT spokesman for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association urged Australians to “change the narrative and stand together for love” and help allay the Islamic community’s fears by focusing on the many similarities different cultures and religions shared.
Imam Hadi said the New Zealand attacks were particularly hard to come to terms with because they happened in a part of the world that prided itself on freedom of religion and expression.
“One motto that we always go by in the Ahmadiyya Muslim community is ‘Love for all, hatred for none’, and we need to really start understanding that at the end of the day, we’re all human,” he said.
“It doesn’t matter what faith, what race or what background you’re from. We bleed the same blood and we need to start understanding that and moving forward with our shared human experience.”…Read more at source.