Statement from Township Manager on Al Noor and Linwood Mosque Attacks in Christchurch, NZ

Published on Mar 15, 2019 at 09:47a.m.

The Township of Teaneck mourns those lost earlier today at the al Noor and Linwood Mosques in New Zealand. Let me make it clear that the Township strongly condemns the attack in Christchurch. This horrific terrorist attack targeted peacefully praying Muslims. People who are murdered solely because of their religion is an attack on all of us and will not be tolerated.

The Township of Teaneck sends our love and sorrow to the families of the victims, and our wishes for recovery to all those injured in this senseless attack.

In the wake of this horrific act of hate, our police department has increased security at our houses of worship and schools. We continue to remain in constant contact with our County, State and Federal constituents to include the Office of Homeland Security and the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Our collective work against violence and hate must continue!

There is NO PLACE FOR BIGOTRY AND HATE IN TEANECK or anywhere else in our society. The Township remains committed to making Teaneck a safe community.

We send our prayers and support to all New Zealanders, and in particular the Muslim community in the wake of these attacks. May the memory of those lost never be forgotten.

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