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Christchurch Terror Attack

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and the Victorian Jewish community are horrified and saddened by the news of the terrorist attack on worshippers at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and stand in solidarity with the Muslim community and the people of New Zealand. This act of terrorism, motivated by hatred and bigotry, is an attack on all of us.

We extend our condolences to the families and communities affected, the wider Muslim community and the people of Christchurch.

The far right, white supremacist ideology which motivated this attack has no place in society, and are contrary to the values of inclusion, diversity and compassion which are its foundation. In the words of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern “ those values, I can assure you, will not, and cannot, be shaken by this attack”.

Media contacts: Jennifer Huppert, President JCCV, 0419 396 239 or 03 9272 5579

17 March 2019

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