Reflections on Christchurch tragedy and resolve to combat racism

Note by Zia Ahmad, Editor in Chief, AMUST: While in Christchurch after the mosques’ attacks in March, while visiting the injured in ICU, I spend some time next to the bed of Zekeriya Tuyan, a New Zealander of Turkish origin who has passed away early May succumbing to his extensive injuries as the 51st victim of the attacks. I had a long conversation with his wife, Hamimah Ahmat, of Singaporean origin and while I could not hold my tears when she explained the extent of her husband’s injuries, she remained composed and a pillar of feminine strength throughout the conversation....

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