World’s tallest building in Dubai is lit up with an image of Jacinda Ardern as Sheik Mohammed thanks New Zealand’s Prime Minister for ‘her empathy and support’
- Burj Khalifa in Dubai lit up with an image of Jacinda Ardern hugging a woman
- The word ‘peace’ was marked on the building to honour the Christchurch victims
- Sheik Mohammed shared image on twitter and thanked Ms Ardern for support
The world’s tallest building has been lit up with an image of New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hugging a mourning women at the Kilbirnie mosque in Wellington.
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai beamed out the picture of Ms Ardern in a black hijab on the 829m skyscraper on Friday.
The word ‘peace’ in both Arabic and English was marked on the building in honour, a week after 50 people lost their lives in the Christchurch terrorist attack.
Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of the emirate of Dubai, Sheik Mohammed, shared the image on twitter and thanked Ms Ardern for her support.
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai was lit up with the image of Ms Ardern in a black hijab hugging a mourning woman on Friday
‘New Zealand today fell silent in honour of the mosque attacks’ martyrs,’ he tweeted.
‘Thank you PM @jacindaardern and New Zealand for your sincere empathy and support that has won the respect of 1.5 billion Muslims after the terrorist attack that shook the Muslim community around the world,’ Sheik Mohammed posted.
The heartbreaking image was projected on the same day New Zealand broadcast the Muslim call to prayer on national television and radio.
Sheikh Mohammed thanked Jacinda Ardern for her support and empathy as 50 Muslims were killed in Christchurch
Most victims were laid to rest in a mass burial in Christchurch on Friday following traditional prayers and a two minute silence.
Ms Ardern has been praised for her response to the tragedy by politicians and people all around the world.
‘[She] reflects the type of sincere, people-oriented leadership that the world needs to evolve from its current chaotic state,’ Martin Luther King Jr’s daughter Bernice King tweeted.
Muslim community organiser Faiza Ali posted: ‘Among the many faces & stories I’ll remember from the #ChristChurchMosque tragedy, I will never forget Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. What a remarkable leader.’
Jacinda Ardern has been praised by people and leaders all around the world for her response to the Christchurch terrorist attack