1000’s signal petition denouncing mosque assaults movie

A member of the Muslim community uses his mobile phone out side the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15, 2020.

2021-06-12 01:32:26

A petition to close down a movie concerning the Christchurch mosque assaults has collected greater than 9600 signatures in a single day.

A member of the Muslim community uses his mobile phone out side the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15, 2020.

The Muslim group says it wasn’t correctly consulted concerning the making of a brand new film.
Photograph: AFP

Yesterday it was introduced a movie with the working title ‘They Are Us’ can be made, specializing in the prime minister’s response to the 2019 assaults which killed 51 folks.

The Nationwide Islamic Youth Affiliation started the petition final evening, saying it sidelines the victims and survivors and as an alternative centres on the response of a white girl.

“NIYA holds the place that the event of such a movie doesn’t signify the lived experiences of the Christchurch Muslim group, neither of the broader New Zealand Muslim group who’ve confronted the horror and terror that the March fifteenth assault subjected them to,” the petition states.

It calls on the funders, producers and the New Zealand movie trade to boycott the movie and urges Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to publicly denounce it.

It accuses the movie of being “tokenistic” and states New Zealand screenwriter and producer Andrew Niccol shouldn’t be the one to make it.

“It’s not acceptable for Niccol, somebody who has not skilled racism or Islamaphobia, to guide and revenue off a narrative that isn’t his to inform,” the petition says.

It says the Muslim group has not been correctly consulted and lots of members knew nothing about it till it was introduced.

“Any movie that seeks to signify the experiences of such an assault requires the direct and fixed session of the Muslim group and should be finished by an train that is not represented in a tokenistic method,” mentioned NIYA co-chair Sondos Qur’aan.

Ardern’s workplace launched an announcement yesterday saying that neither she nor the federal government have any involvement within the movie.

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