Muslim worshippers returned to two mosques in Christchurch on Saturday for the first time since a terrorist attack there that left 50 people dead. Hundreds of people, including a Jordanian prince, survivors and relatives of the victims, visited the Al Noor mosque to lay flowers or pray as armed police stood guard. Shagat Khan, the president of the Muslim Association of Canterbury, said they decided to reopen the building after the police cordon was removed, letting people enter in small groups “so the mosque will be alive again.” “Those who lost their families are of course quite emotional,” he said. “And those who were present here during the incident, of course the memories come back. The flashbacks.” Last Friday, a gunman killed more than 40 people at the mosque before opening fire at the nearby Linwood mosque, where the he killed a further seven people. Read more: New Zealand mourns Christchurch attack victims Watch video 09:22 Share Thousands attend call to prayer Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3FUz9 Thousands attend call to prayer in New Zealand Jordanian prince pays respects Among the first to enter the Al Noor mosque on Saturday was Vohra Mohammad Huzef, who… Read full this story
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