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Chorus demanding Nobel Peace Prize for Jacinda Ardern becomes louder

Jacinda Ardern has been praised around the world for how she handled the attacks on two mosques in Christchucrh

Monday March 25, 2019 6:36 PM, ummid.com News Network

Nobel Peace Award to New Zealand Prime Minister

Rabat: The chorus demanding Nobel Peace Award to News Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is becoming louder with every passing day. The latest to join this chorus is Director-General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri.

"Through her wonderful humanitarian attitude and wise policy towards the terrorist attack at two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 worshipers and wounded dozens more, Ms. Ardern has proved to the world that terrorism has no religion and that it is a criminal act perpetrated by criminals, irrespective of their religious and ethnic affiliations", Altwaijri said.

"The New Zealand Prime Minister has other humane attitudes towards human rights and dignity in various parts of the world, which demonstrate her noble character and high morals as well as her eligibility for the Nobel Peace Prize", The ISESCO chief added.

Jacinda Ardern has been praised around the world for how she handled the attacks on two mosques in Christchucrh on March 15 which she described as "one of New Zealand's darkest days". The Burj Khalifa in Dubai was lit up with an image of her in a hijab hugging a Muslim woman, as well as media throughout the world commenting on the prime ministers compassion, empathy and support.

A petition on Change.org has more than 40,000 signatures and climbing as of today, while another petition started by French website AVAAZ.org has more than 3000.

"Wisdom in tranquillity, like courage under pressure, is admirable, but not unknown. But wisdom and courage, both, being displayed in a situation of unprecedented tension, are exceptional. If a Nobel Prize for Peace could be given to a spontaneous statement for wisdom and courage, rather to a person, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern deserves it", the petition said.

"The words spoken by her after the terror attack in Christchurch were few. They are unforgettable. One single, three word sentence, the most so. Referring to the 49 or more killed, she said: “They are us”. Not “they are one of us”, or “they could have been you or me”. None of that cautious, self-insulating, self-indemnifying vagueness. Simply, they are us", it added.

"Her strong leadership after the shootings in Christchurch, the first attack of its kind in New Zealand's modern history, could teach a thing or two to other world leaders who at times have come short when tragedy strikes", the petition said.

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