It was yet another heartbreaking mass murder in a sacred space. In the aftermath of the slaying of 50 Muslims in two mosques on Friday, March 15, the world fell to its knees in horror. The New Zealand government has taken immediate action to address the availability of assault weapons, such as the ones used in the mass killing. The most important question now needs to be, how have actual Muslims been impacted by this horrific event as expressions of hate and bias continue unabated. To unpack the violence experienced in the Christchurch community and to address this very question, State of Belief host Rev. Welton Gaddy is grateful to bring reporter Emma Green back to the show. Emma recently took a comprehensive look at the aftermath of the attacks in New Zealand with a piece entitled, “This Could Have Been Their 9/11 Moment,” in the latest edition of The Atlantic magazine.
Hear the full March 23, 2019 State of Belief Radio program here.