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Last week, Australian Brenton Tarrant, a self-described white supremacist had attacked two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand. The world is mourning and is surprised by the peak of anger someone can reach to.
This is a tough time for families who lost their loved ones, for a country who never faced any terror attacks, for a Prime Minister who has been standing by the nation and lastly for all of us who are directly or indirectly affected by this. It’s disturbing to witness such an incident in this era when we talk about secularism and rationalism.
Jacinda Ardern- ‘Wonder Woman’ in disguise
New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern has been appreciated by many for the efforts she has taken post the attacks and has consoled a lot of families. Being the youngest Prime Minister, she has handled the situation really well. She has even pressurized Facebook to remove the videos regarding the shootings and Facebook has acted accordingly by removing 1.5 million copies of the video. She is indeed the Wonder Woman in disguise!
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) March 17, 2019
Ironically, just minutes before the attack, Jacinda Ardern’s office received an email with the manifesto from the attacker. Ardern said, “It did not include a location, it did not include specific details.”
She further added, “The fact that there was an ideological manifesto with extreme views attached to this attack, of course, that is deeply disturbing.”
The fact that a suspicious email was received and not much was done with respect to it as everything happened simultaneously is a matter of concern. Though the Prime Minister has decided to make certain changes to the gun laws in New Zealand that itself is not enough to get the country safe and away from such attacks. There should possibly be a mechanism to effectively monitor suspicious emails so that the country becomes more vigilant with respect to terror attacks.
How are Muslims treated in New Zealand?
Last year, a user asked a question on Quora about ‘How are Muslims treated in New Zealand?’ To which a user responded, “New Zealand is pretty tolerant from a religious perspective, and has an expectation of religious tolerance. By that I mean no one particularly cares what religion you are, unless you are trying to impose your religious/cultural beliefs on others in some way.”
Just 1.18% of the entire population of New Zealand follow Islam and still, the people under white supremacy had an issue with people going to mosques? This extreme hatred of religion is disgraceful.
The Muslim community in New Zealand is just 50,000 people.
Meaning 1 out of every 1,000 Muslims in the country was killed today.
“Everybody knew each other"https://t.co/Ajzl8ESIAZ
— amna (@IAmAmnaNawaz) March 15, 2019
The ones who migrated to New Zealand in search of peace got killed this year, this breaks my heart and makes me think as to where is the world heading towards?
We are witnessing mass killing, hatred, and extremism when each one of us is still hoping for that one light of hope and peace. It’s 2019 but still, the war is in the name of religion and race. The saddest part is that the youth is being affected and targeted by organizations to be brainwashed in order to commit such crimes. If this is the current scenario, we can imagine what will happen soon in the near future!
Oceania comes together
Entire Oceania is standing together at this hour of crisis and showing love and warmth to the Islamic community at New Zealand. People are sharing their views on humanity and religion on social media and according to many this act of terror has no place in this world.
Even the ex-Prime Minister of Australia has shown warmth to New Zealand and have referred the country as their friend.
We stand united with our friends in New Zealand.
Tonight there are children going to bed missing a parent. Parents who have lost a child.
Their tragic losses follow acts of cowardly hatred.
Let’s honour their memories by strengthening our commitment to compassion and love.
— Julia Gillard (@JuliaGillard) March 15, 2019
I don’t have any Muslim friends, nor do I know any, but over the past two days I wish I did, so I could tell them they’re not alone, and welcome in this country as much as any of my family or friends. We are all behind you! #ChristchurchTerrorAttack #Muslim pic.twitter.com/8K2BOCUxH7
— Nathan James (@nudga_james) March 16, 2019
Why is a religion blamed because of few?
Mass killing is not happening for the first time, last year the U.S. witnessed a lot of mass killings, the February killing being the deadliest. A 21-year-old, Nikolas Cruz, killed 17 students and staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with an AR-15-style rifle. Religion has nothing to do with terrorism and just because of a few of them, we can’t blame all of them.
The Islamophobes have started walking in the direction where there is no hope of returning back and unfortunately a lot of groups and societies brainwash them on daily basis.
Farid Ahmad from New Zealand who lost his wife during the mosque attacks believes in forgiving the attacker. Even after losing his wife, he said, “The best thing is forgiveness, generosity, loving and caring positivity.”
He further added that if he ever got a chance to sit down with the attacker, he would try to make him rethink about his outlook towards life. He said, “I will tell him that inside him, he has great potential to be a generous person, to be a kind person, to be a person who would save people, save humanity, rather than destroy them. I want him to look for that positive attitude in him, and I hope and I pray for him he would be a great civilian one day. I don’t have any grudge.”
Photo Credit: Tayzeem Rasool
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Corporates give the taste of some interesting experiences right from the culture to the bosses and the overall environment. This article is regarding the steps that will help you to gel up with your bosses and gain some extra brownie points from him/her. Be it a good boss or a bad one, this step guide will help you bridge the bond and impress them.
Let’s jump to the secret steps:
1. Talk, talk… and talk, that’s the golden rule!
You are fond of football matches and you never know that even your boss might be interested in the same. You can start the conversation with a football team, some match, or maybe about some online game. The topic could be even about the latest trending track pants or the denim you got last weekend or a place you visited last year. This will make the conversation between you and your boss better and eventually, this will work in your favor.
2. Remember to greet well.
When I joined a corporate firm, I used to make sure to greet my manager by saying, ‘Good Morning.’ This really worked for me and eventually, my presence was felt around her. And this also is a good way to start a conversation. While going home, you can always wave her a bye and ask him/her as to when are they planning to leave, this usually gives a message of concern.
3. Breakfast and lunch
Go for breakfasts and lunches along with your team, your boss will be there for sure, this will help you understand them well and you might end up creating a great bond there. Also, don’t forget to offer them when you are eating, this shows how sweet and friendly you are. Try to start with some topic while eating, this might be the best chance for you to discuss things with them.
4. Keep your boss in CC for the smallest thing on earth!
If you pitching an idea or you sharing something related to work on email with someone, don’t forget to keep your boss in cc, this will make them understand how much work you have done and they will have a record of it.
5. Take a few initiatives
Take up few tasks by yourself, look out for change and make sure you put enough efforts in order to make it happen. Look out for some projects wherein you can fit in and tell them that you can do it. This will surely bring you to the limelight and help in building trust. Your boss will eventually start relying on you and you will get a signal that you are performing well, as you get appreciated for sure. But don’t overdo it as it may start working against you!
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