For us New Zealanders. For us of the world. Though sad, the word, is not enough. Outrage. I feel sick. It was all about hating immigrants. Hating those with another faith. Fearing that which we do not understand. Blind hate that could have been cured by honest ordinary curiosity. People used as cannons fueled with evil words.
And I have no good words. It is all too medieval. Too awful. My head is down in shame at what has happened in my own home country. My cousins and nephews and nieces having to hide inside their homes and locked down in their schools quick dialing me across the world that there are shots, we are ok.
But may the Gods have mercy on us all.
I am so sorry for us all. And for what will come next. If someone had shot my family in their house of worship while they were on their knees in prayer … I dread to think of my response.