The UAE has paid tribute to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern by displaying her image on its iconic building, Burj Khalifa.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, appreciated her enormous support to the Muslim community following the mosque attack that killed 50 worshippers in the southern city of Christchurch.
He also praised the country for standing in solidarity with their Muslim neighbors against the hate crime.
In a Facebook post, accompanied by a picture of Burj Khalifa, Shaikh Mohammed said, ”New Zealand today fell silent in honour of the mosque attacks’ martyrs.”
“Thank you Jacinda Ardern and Thank you New Zealand for your sincere empathy and support that has won the respects of 1.5 billion Muslims after the terrorist attack that shook the Muslim community around the world”.
Women across New Zealand wore makeshift hijabs as a statement of peace and solidarity.
Many women embraced #HeadScarfForHarmony to make a stand against the hate adopted by the Australian man killing dozens of worshippers.