Following the terror attack by a white supremacist in Christchurch new Zealand mosque shootings, Jacinda Ardern stepped into her position as a leader and not only condemned the attack but offered consolation to the families of the victims and even visited Christchurch Muslims.
The 37-year-old New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern has been praised as a true leader for the way she has so far reacted following the Christchurch mosque shootings.
Jacindamania has taken on a new and totally different dimension in the last few days, since mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch left 50 dead and 40 injured.
She have vowed never to speak the name of the Christchurch gunman and said the person responsible would face the “full force of the law”.In an impassioned speech to the country’s parliament, Ms Ardern implored others “to speak the names of those who are lost, rather than the name of the man who took them”.
Many have lauded Ardern’s response. She swiftly labeled the attacks “terrorism” and bluntly called an Australian lawmaker’s suggestion of a link between Muslim immigration and violence “a disgrace.”
People also took to different social media platforms to praise the New Zealand Prime Minister. US Senate candidate Qasim Rashid tweeted: “What a powerful example of compassion and leadership. May she & her nation prosper in love & peace.
Cihangir Islam, a Turkish lawmaker from an opposition Islamist party, also praised Ardern. She “says to Muslims in pain, ‘You, you’re us!’ She symbolically covers her head when she goes to a home for condolences; she boldly underlines her respect and solidarity. How thirsty we have become for justice and mercy in state administration,” Islam wrote.
Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, tweeted a photo of Ardern hugging a Muslim woman and noted that, when in London last year, she had talked about “the importance of inclusivity and equality in society.”