Announcement: Kim Leadbeater's statement on the Christchurch mosque attacks
A statement from Kim, Jo's sister, on the Christchurch mosque attacks.
Photo Source: RNZ/Ana Tovey
Our hearts go out to the people of Christchurch and to the victims, survivors and all those caught up in an attack on the Muslim community. But we know it could have been any of us. Hatred doesn’t discriminate.
Six years ago I was lucky enough to spend several weeks travelling all across New Zealand. It’s hard to imagine a more open, welcoming, generous country. Then Christchurch was rebuilding after the terrible earthquake. Today they are coming together again with the same resilience and determination never to be broken by tragedy.
We can’t take away their pain, but by letting them know we stand with them we can prove the haters wrong.