A very significant amount of Biker groups across New Zealand have vowed to stand guard outside mosques as Muslims take part in their first Friday prayer following the Christchurch shootings.
According to Business Insider, gangs like the Mongrel Mob, King Cobra, and the Black Power have promised to protect their local Muslim communities across the country after 50 people were killed and 50 were injured in the terror attacks on March 15.
Waikato Mongrel Mob president Sonny Fatu offered to shield the Jamia Masjid Mosque in Hamilton.
Fatu told New Zealand news outlet, Stuff, “We will support and assist our Muslim brothers and sisters for however long they need us.”
Fatu also explained that, “The question was posed whether we could be a part of the safety net for them to allow them to pray in peace without fear.”
“Of course we would do that — there was no question about that and we will be dressed appropriately.”
“We will not be armed. We are peacefully securing the inner gated perimeter, with other community members, to allow them to feel at ease.”
Head of the Waikato Muslim Association Asad Mohsin said that he appreciated the support received from “different sections of society, different interests, and dispositions.”
He added: “It all gives us strength to overcome the grief we are undergoing.”
“We would welcome them to come into the mosque and pray with us. They are part of us as we are part of them. Islam is inclusive, free of judgement — we don’t see gang members, as we see them.
“We value them as humans and we appreciate that they value us too.”
Mohsin also told the New Zealand Herald: “There are no fears, and we are not scared. They don’t have to stand outside the mosque, they can come inside, right behind where the sermon is given.” [Read More]