Condemnation Statement from the Chair, Hutt Valley Trust

We, the Lower Hutt Muslim Community condemn in the strongest possible way the horrific terrorist attack that injured innocent people who were going about their normal business in the New Lynn Shopping mall.

We stand in solidarity and wish a speedy recovery to those injured. We thank the police responding so quickly to stop this despicable individual to inflict more damage to the community.We stand in solidarity with the rest of New Zealanders and share our shock and condemnation of this cowardly action carried out by the terrorist.

As Muslims and New Zealanders, we stand united against all forms of hatred and violence in the name of Islam (or race and religion).

Kia Kaha NZ, Kia Kaha Auckland

Asad Abdullahi

Chair, Hutt Valley Trust