Via KUTV: Brigham Young University students stood in friendship and solidarity with their Muslim classmates in wake of the New Zealand mosque attacks.
BYU Law students expressed their love and sympathy to Muslim classmates after the mass shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand.https://t.co/EOS3hYMtOR
— BYU Law School (@BYULawSchool) March 18, 2019
In wake of the New Zealand mosque attacks, where the death toll is now up to 50 victims, BYU law students arranged a special meeting with Muslim classmates on Saturday night to show their love and support for them and mourned over the lives that were lost on Friday.
The law students gave flowers to their classmates and plastered “heart notes” on the Islamic Center in Orem that demonstrated the compassion and mourning of the tragedy that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.”
Utah Valley University professor and Fullbright scholar Dr. Abdus Samad led the student in prayer, where several chose to physically participate in the ritual. While drawing on the many similarities between Christianity and Islam, Samad emphasized that everyone is peaceful and loving.
“I am very proud of you BYU law students,” he stated in a Saturday news release. “Together we can build a peaceful nation. Thank you for your kind visit.”