Kiwi News anchors across New Zealand wore headscarves on Friday 22nd of March showing solidarity to the last week Christchurch massacre victims.
Not just the news anchors covered their heads while covering the memorial events for the victims of Christchurch attack, they also started the broadcasts with Islamic greetings ‘Salam’.
The AM Show news anchor Amanda Gillies, was also among then who said she agonized over whether to cover her hair with a peach-colored scarf.
“There’s no way a week ago that I would have because I would have thought it would have been deemed inappropriate, not right, that I was insulting the Muslim community,” Gillies further added.
She also said, “I’ll be honest – I did angst over it today whether I should wear it because I didn’t want to be inappropriate or offend the Muslim community. But I know that they are so welcoming and accepting of it, and I know that a lot of women will wear it today because it just shows that we are united – the solidarity is there, the love and support is there.”
— World HijabDay (@WorldHijabDay) March 22, 2019
Thousands of women across New Zealand and around the world are showing their support for the Christchurch mosque shooting victims by wearing headscarves in solidarity.
Today I wear a headscarf in Australia in solidarity with the victims of last week's terrorist attack in Christchurch, and with anyone who has ever had a reason to pause as they decide to put it on.
— Jo Cahill (@jocahillnz) March 22, 2019
— Anke Mayer (@anke_mayer) March 23, 2019
— Frantic (@frantastic_fran) March 21, 2019
These photos should be seen, but seem to be marginalized in reporting. Swift action. Everyone was enabled, empowered and given a voice to express a powerful message: #headscarfforharmony #Christchurch pic.twitter.com/KbnlJof7CF
— ASSOCIATION TO FORM (@ATFblindpost) March 22, 2019
Wearing the hijab today as a simple gesture of support for our Muslim communities grieving the loss of 50 amazing mothers, fathers, children, friends and colleagues in the terrorist attack last Friday.#headscarfforharmony #ChristchurchTerrorAttack
Kia kaha pic.twitter.com/oXaUCiKeZS
— Ra (@Rawaasalman) March 22, 2019
— Beth Wise (@a_wiser_life) March 21, 2019
— Jayran Mansouri (@JayranMansouri) March 21, 2019