Update: Hundreds March for Religious Tolerance After Mosques Attacked

July 25, 2005

Source: New Zealand Herald


On July 25, 2005 the New Zealand Herald reported, "Four hundred people of various faiths gathered at Aotea Square yesterday in a show of solidarity after recent attacks on six Auckland mosques.

But the spectre of the London bombings was never far from the thoughts of the various speakers, who represented Islam, Christianity and Judaism.

A group of 30 had earlier marched from the Ponsonby Mosque, one of the targets of the attacks.

Palestinian exile Rana Sobh spoke about the need for understanding and tolerance. After September 11, she witnessed Muslim women wearing hijabs being insulted in supermarkets, and her husband was verbally abused on the street, purely because he looked Middle Eastern."