UIDN’s statement on the massacre in New Zealand

In the wake of the horrific massacre of Muslims at prayer in Christchurch, New Zealand, the Ulster Immigrant Defense Network expresses heartfelt condolences to the survivors and solidarity with our local Muslim community. Addressing injustice, discrimination, and hateful rhetoric suffered by immigrants is the focus of our efforts. Many in the Christchurch Muslim community were and are immigrants, as are many Muslim community members here. Like most immigrants, they have left their homelands in search of safety and a better life for their children. They deserve welcome and respect. We stand with all immigrants.