Hate 'will not win'

Turkish Islamic Society member Huseyin Gungormus, with his daughter Nisa, 6, and son Mehmet, 7, and Turkish Islamic Society Mildura president Mutti Eser, with flowers placed at Mildura’s mosque by the community.  
Picture: Louise Barker
Turkish Islamic Society member Huseyin Gungormus, with his daughter Nisa, 6, and son Mehmet, 7, and Turkish Islamic Society Mildura president Mutti Eser, with flowers placed at Mildura’s mosque by the community. Picture: Louise Barker

SUNRAYSIA’S Islamic community, rocked by the shooting deaths of 50 people at two mosques in Christ­church on Friday, say they have drawn strength from the kindness of local residents.

Well-wishers have responded to the tragedy by rallying around Mildura’s mosque, laying flowers, cards and handwritten messages of love and s­upport at its gates over the weekend.

Australian Brenton Tarrant shot and killed worshippers on Friday during a rampage he filmed and live-streamed.

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