Christchurch Mosque Shooting | The Daily Star
  • Christchurch Shooting: Two Bangladeshi victims laid to rest

    Two Bangladeshis, who were killed in the recent mosque shootings in Christchurch of New Zealand, were buried yesterday at their ancestral homes in Narayanganj and Narsingdi.

  • Ethics rather than policing of the internet

    For many people in Australia and New Zealand, the horrific attack on mosques in Christchurch by an Australian national was not totally unexpected.

  • Thanks to Ardern, New Zealand today soothes the soul

    Those who have rushed to psychoanalyse 28-year-old Australian, Brenton Tarrant, for the outrage in Christchurch mosques killing 50 people, are concealing the reality, possibly without their knowing it. This line of inquiry will not explain why Christchurch or Pulwama, Utrecht and now Birmingham happened.

  • Post-Christchurch social reconstruction: Global the message, local the onus

    Post-Christchurch social reconstruction: Global the message, local the onus

    It is not enough to alert the public of social cracks: how they can be repaired must be part and parcel of any de-constructing exercise.

  • From Breivik to Brenton to #HelloBrother

    Terrorists kill without discrimination. Their tactics differentiate them from freedom fighters. Terrorists have no religion. They may have names—Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim or any other.

  • Christchurch: Why this is not an isolated terrorist attack

    In the aftermath of the deadly attacks in New Zealand that caused global shock, it is important to explore the broader questions about the ideology behind these acts of terrorism.

  • 'Hatred' is the new terror

    The attack on Twin Towers by Al Qaeda launched the so-called “war on terror”. The massacre of 50 innocent worshippers in Christchurch should now trigger a global “war on hatred”. If the jihadists needed to be reined in, and correctly so, the white supremacists need to be stopped with equal vigour and urgency.

  • Terror Attack in NZ

    Terror attacks by non-Muslims get less media coverage

    Terror attacks carried out by non-Muslims get less coverage compared to those by Muslims, said a report by the University of Alabama.

  • Christchurch and the 'mass dissemination of hate' in the media

    I woke up to the news of the horrific attack in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday, like millions around the world. I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed on Friday morning

  • 3 Bangladeshis among dead

    How can we stop hate crimes like the Christchurch massacre?

    We join the world in mourning the 49 (so far reported) lives lost in the horrific Christchurch (New Zealand) massacre of Muslim devotees who were offering their Friday prayers.

  • 'Invasions' of a different breed

    Christchurch and 'social cracks'

    It was not, as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern noted, “one of the darkest days,” in New Zealand's history, but “the darkest”. New Zealand

  • BCB, NZC to discuss 3rd Test

    The third and final Test on Bangladesh's tour of New Zealand was called off in the wake of a horrific incident which left 49 people dead at a mosque in Christchurch on Friday.

  • PM asks for security review for future tours

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said Bangladesh will send its cricket team to any touring country in the future after examining and reviewing security measures there.

  • 'It will take time to get over this'

    Sleepless Tigers return home

    The players of the Bangladesh cricket team returned home yesterday night after a harrowing experience in Christchurch, where they narrowly escaped a terrorist attack as they were headed to a local mosque for Friday prayers.

  • NZ shooting: Traumatised citizens mourn victims

    The attack on the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch prompts an outpouring of grief and deep shock in the usually peaceful country, which prides itself on welcoming refugees fleeing violence or persecution.

  • Attack Attempt to Bangladeshi Cricketers

    Tigers to return today

    The Bangladesh cricket team will return home tonight after escaping unharmed from yesterday's active shooter situation during Jumma prayers at a mosque in Christchurch. The incident was labelled as the worst terror attack on New Zealand soil.

  • President, PM condemn terror attacks

    President Abdul Hamid yesterday condemned the shooting at two mosques in New Zealand and reiterated Bangladesh's steadfast commitment against terrorism.

  • The longest 10  minutes of my life

    The longest 10 minutes of my life

    My hands are still shaking. It is only upon my third attempt that I have been able to sit in front of my laptop and try my best to put to words the most horrific incident I have witnessed in my entire life.

  • Says top Bangladesh consulate official in Auckland; 4 more injured, several 'missing'

    3 Bangladeshis among dead

    Lying on a bed in Christchurch Hospital, Mohtasim Billah said he did not know how he survived yesterday's terror attack that left at least 49 people dead.

  • 3 Bangladeshis among dead

    49 killed in Christchurch mosque massacre

    A "right-wing extremist" and white supremacist armed with semi-automatic weapons rampaged through two mosques in the quiet New Zealand city of Christchurch during Friday prayers, killing 49 worshippers and wounding dozens more.

  • Women's team shaken by attack

    The Bangladesh women's football team were shocked at the news of mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand yesterday which,

  • Christchurch shooting, New Zealand shooting

    Murder in Mosques

    There can be no place for hatred, intolerance and senseless violence anywhere in the world—of the type we witnessed in Christchurch on Friday which has killed at least 49 people so far, including 3 Bangladeshis and injured many more—as of going to print.

  • Tides before and after the ides of March

    Just what a sea change in outlook yesterday's tragic attack may have on the people of New Zealand can only fully be appreciated by someone who has witnessed the secure life in the small country before two mosques in Christchurch became the sites of a brutal shootings on March 15.

  • Attack Attempt to Bangladeshi Cricketers

    'Foreign hosts need to step up security'

    Following the horrific shooting incident in New Zealand's Christchurch where the Bangladesh team survived a close shave, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan said that the board will be asking for a minimum level of security before going on overseas tours. In the case that security requirement is not met, the team will not be allowed to tour.

  • Attack Attempt to Bangladeshi Cricketers

    Frightening experience

    There was widespread shock and condemnation from the cricketing fraternity yesterday after the tragic shooting incident in

  • Foreign minister condemns attack, expresses grave concern

    Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen expresses his grave concern over the attacks at two mosques in Christchurch of New Zealand and says that the Bangladesh Cricket Team would be brought back home immediately.

  • Islamic world reacts with disgust at NZ mosque attacks

    Political and Islamic leaders across Asia expressed their disgust at the deadly shooting at two mosques in New Zealand as some revealed their citizens had been caught up in the bloodshed.

  • ‘Terrorist’ in NZ mosque attack Australian citizen

    The gunman who killed numerous worshippers in a New Zealand mosque is a right-wing extremist with Australian citizenship, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.

  • Lucky we escaped, trying for quick return: Khaled Mashud

    Bangladesh cricket team's manager and former captain Khaled Mashud said they were very lucky not to have been inside the mosque when the shooting took place in Christchurch on Friday morning.