Earlier today, Muslims in New Zealand faced a horrific act of terrorism in which a number of extremists attacked two mosques in Christchurch; resulting in the death of around 49 people and the injury of dozens.
Among the dead is at least a child and a number of female worshipers, in addition to a number of teenagers who were also reported to have been fallen victims of the attack.
It is still not clear what exactly happened, but police reports indicated that 4 people are currently in custody. But investigations are still going on to know whether or not these four were involved in the shootings.
The four people include three men and one woman. Among the men is an Australian citizen, right-wing terrorist by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. New Zealand police say one male – in his late twenties – has been previously charged with murder.
With investigations still going on, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden indicated that “this will be one of New Zealand’s darkest days”.
The shooting at Al Noor Mosque, that is located in central Christchurch, happened around Friday prayers, meaning that many Muslims were likely inside at the time.
We are infuriated to have woken up on such horrific news, and our hearts and prayers go to the families of the victims, and all the Muslims in New Zealand.
Sherine Abdel Wahab Banned From Singing after Insulting Egypt
The Musicians Syndicate announced in a statement released on Thursday, March 21, announcing that Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel Wahab has officially been banned from singing in Egypt after insulting the country in a concert performance in Bahrain.
The singer was banned for questioning the freedom of speech in Egypt, saying that: ‘’ I can talk here with complete freedom, in Egypt anyone who talks freely is going to be jailed’’ said Abdel Wahab, during the concert.
Lawyer Samir Sabry submitted a complaint against the singer to the Egyptian general prosecutor accusing her of insulting Egypt during her latest concert in Bahrain.
While the incident angered several people, others are standing with the Egyptian singer and a hashtag supporting her is now trending on social media, asking for authorities to forgive the incident.
شيرين بنت مصر وبتحب مصر ولا يمكن لأحد ان يشكك في مصريتها وحبها لمصر ولم تقصد الإساءه لبلدها وكفايه ضغط عليها شوية رحمه pic.twitter.com/hpTOWI81Gd
— Angham (@Angham) March 23, 2019
طول عمرها بتعتز بهويتها وبلدها ،
ياما غنت لمصر في برامجنا و مهرجانات العالم العربي كله . هي مش بس مطربة هي مواطنة وانسانة بتحب شعبها وبلدها ونية شيرين طيبة و وحسها الوطني لا غبار عليه #شيرين_عبد_الوهاب #متضامن_مع_شيرين #مصر
غيمة و بتمر انشالله 🙏
— Joumana Bou Eid 🇱🇧 (@JoumanaBouEid) March 23, 2019
أنا بعرف قدي بتحبي مصر وما قصدك تأذي حدا. وأنا بتمنى تعدي الأزمة على خير تا ترجعي لفنك. الله يمرق هالأزمة@sherine
— Elissa (@elissakh) March 23, 2019
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شيري فنّانه رفيعة المستوى … طيّبه عفويه لدرجة ، قد لاتُصيبُ بالتّعبير عمّا لاتقصد، وأنا كغيري الكثير ممّن يعرفونها، على ثقة بأنّها ستتريّث فيما لايجب أنّ يحصل ، وثقتنا بالفنّان الكبير الأستاذ هاني شاكر، كبيره بأنّ يكون له طيب الأثر، بوقفة مع مطربة يفخر بها الفنّ ، غذّت المشاعر ، وقوّمت قلوب ، وتغنّت بجميع أنواع المشاعر ، وتألّقت بأغاني الوطن ، وأنّ تمرّ هذه المحنة على خير ، وكلّنا ثقه بأنّها ستزيد تألّقاً ، في عالم يحتاجها ، إنّ شكّ يوماً بولاءها ، حتماً سيرجع يصفح عنها ، لأنّها منه وهو يزهو بها #أصاله #متضامن_مع_شيرين @sherine
Saudi King and Presidents of Arab countries Send their Condolences to Egypt
In the light of yesterday’s tragic incident of the Ramses Railway Station, political figures have been sending out their condolences to President El-Sisi, expressing their deep sorrow for what had taken place.
King Salman of Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman sent out a cable of condolences, “We have learned the news about the fire that broke out in Ramses Railway Station in Cairo, and resulted in deaths and injuries,” the Saudi king said, adding: “We send your highness, the families of the deceased and people of the Republic of Egypt, on the behalf of the Saudi people and government and on our behalf, the deepest and sincerest condolences.”
Yemen’s President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman, also mourned the death of innocent victims, and a statement by the Jordanian Press Agency extended the condolences of King Abdullah II.
Pope Tawdros II of Alexandria, sent out his condolences on behalf of the Orthodox Church, “We pray for families of the victims that may god bless their souls and grant the injured full recovery,” an official statement from the church said.
It’s fair to say that the whole country is mourning the horrific deaths of all those innocent people, and everyone is now sending out messages to donate to those who were injured; in the hope for their quick recovery.
President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi said that he has issued order for the government to shift all attention to the incident, and identify whoever is responsible for it. He also added that the injured are provided with the medical help needed, and hopefully will recover soon.
Explosion in Ramsis Train Station Claims the Life of Citizens
Earlier this morning Egypt has witnessed an unfortunate tragedy, when a fire broke out at Cairo’s main railway station in Ramsis causing the deaths and injuries of many citizens.
Around 20 people were announced dead and 40 others suffer from injuries, as the train locomotive derailed and crashed into a buffer stop at platform no. 6 at the station. Railway authorities explained that the hit into the buffer stop caused the explosion of the fuel tank, which then triggered a huge blaze.
Security forces then rushed into halting all movements surrounding the area, and closed off the site. Ambulances and firefighters stepped in to control the situation, and the injured were admitted into the nearest hospitals.
Security forces also arrested the driver of the train no. 2302.
Furthermore, shortly after the events of the unfortunate incident, Egypt’s Transport Minister Hisham Arafat has sent in his resignation to Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli.
Spokesman for the Health Ministry just announced that 14 out of the injured, had been released from hospitals after receiving the proper and needed treatments.
We wish for them a quick recovery, and our thoughts and prayers go to all those who have lost loved ones today. May god help soothe their souls and minds.
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