A Prime Minister like Jacinda.
Suffice to say, the Christchurch shooting in New Zealand was a massive blow for Muslims all around the world.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) March 20, 2019
The lives of 49 innocent souls were lost at the hands of a white supremacist whose motive was to kill every Muslim in sight. The horror extended when the gunman decided to live stream the entire shooting on Facebook. The entire incident was a monstrosity and millions of Muslims all over the world stood grieving for the lives of men, women and children killed that day.
It is quite the common theme that when a terrorist attack occurs, people all over the world choose to blame the Muslim community, given their ‘connection’ in the past with terrorism. However this time, things turned out to be quite the opposite.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, took total control of the situation.
And since then, Muslims all over the world have been praising her for the actions she took during this time.
Such a nice gesture by Jacinda Ardern towards Muslim community.
— Asif Malik (@AsifMalik856) March 20, 2019
She is the leader par excellence.'Real leaders do exist': Jacinda Ardern uses solace and steel to guide a broken nation https://t.co/aOp656i2Rk
— Imtiaz Hussain (@imtiazadvocate) March 20, 2019
In recently days , The Prime Minister of New Zealand @Jancinda @jacindaardern win thousand of heart , Great lady
— Naveed Solangi (@Naveedstudent) March 20, 2019
And since most of us don’t know that much about her, we thought we’d do some leg work.
Jacinda Ardern is the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand and the youngest ever leader of the country’s labour party. She is the youngest female to hold a PM seat in the country AND is a complete badass woman because she gave birth while holding office, handing off her responsibilities for just a mere six weeks of maternity leave. She has been the second to do this, following suit of our very own, Benazir Bhutto.
And to top that off, her baby became the youngest person ever to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Adorable and AMAZING.
With these actions alone she gave hope and pride to women all around the world, celebrating her womanhood and her capabilities as a mother. Growing up, and like, of course, Ardern always took an active role in her involvement in leadership titles in her schooling. She became the student representative of her board of trustees and graduated with her degree in politics and public relations.
Oh and you guys, she was a DJ. Like an actual real-life headphone wearing beat blasting DJ.
And she can take a mean selfie.
With her diplomacy and obviously stellar extra curriculurs^, it seems easy to see why everyone in New Zealand fell in love with her. However,
Her skills as a leader in a time of misery and loss is why the entire Muslim community fell in love with her.
Ardern not only made an incredibly moving speech following the shooting in Churchcity,
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pledges meaningful reform to the country's gun laws by next Monday. Yet after at least 200 mass shootings in America since 2009, too many US leaders – many of whom are beholden to the @NRA – sit on their hands. pic.twitter.com/YcPxVKpNOe
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 18, 2019
And her actions in the following period of time have been absolutely phenomenal.
This is New Zealand’s PM Jacinda Ardern who condemns the terrorist attack and condoles with Muslims wearing their cultural clothes. You can see the pure feelings of sadness and grief for the loss of innocent Muslims lives. Humanity restored 🙏🌏 #NewZealandShooting #Muslims pic.twitter.com/lHFZvZm1mK
— Yasir sharif (@Yasirsharif628) March 19, 2019
— Wafad Hussayn (@WafadHussayyn) March 16, 2019
Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, is the very model of leadership. Here, she’s just a friend, a fellow mother, citizen, and human who deeply cares for the community accosted by terrorism. Floored by her humility and humanity. pic.twitter.com/aWUAk0cfuE
— Khaled Beydoun (@KhaledBeydoun) March 20, 2019
The prime minister of New Zealand @jacindaardern has just set herself apart from the entire global leadership by far. I wish the world had more leaders like her. Salutes to you madam prime minister. The people of Pakistan feel the pain of New Zealand. Stay strong.
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) March 19, 2019
This is Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand.
She promised to cover the funeral costs of the 51 Christchurch terror victims.
She assured every family of the victims financial assistance moving forward.
She wore the hijab while honoring the victims.#JacindaArdern #WCW💪 pic.twitter.com/EvOEqNQIqb
— Leon Haule (@HauleDLeon) March 20, 2019
Her obvious genuine compassion and empathy for the entire Muslim community in New Zealand has been a clear depiction of what a true should look like.
PM @jacindaardern announced that the Azaan would be broadcast on national tv & radio on Friday. She also announced that New Zealand would hold 2 minutes of silence and women in the country were being encouraged to wear headscarves to show their support for the Muslim community. pic.twitter.com/ACF6nHX2IC
— AsadAli (@AsadAli7615) March 20, 2019
Can you imagine having a leader of a country showing this kind of empathy? New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visiting a makeshift memorial at the Kilbirnie Mosque. Look at how she holds and consoles them. This is what you call a LEADER.
R E T W E E T ❤️ pic.twitter.com/IrJPJ9OyCR
— Haider Rizvi • حیدر رضوی (@iSyedRizvi) March 18, 2019
🇳🇿 "One thing I can assure you, you won't hear me speak his name."
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) March 20, 2019
The world needs more people like her @jacindaardern
— Bilal Mehmood (@Catassropher) March 19, 2019
If Ardern was not in the position she was in to handle the situation, it is unclear how the Muslim community was going to be pictured after such a massive terrorist attack took place in a foreign non-predominately Muslim country.
Our Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has so far shown us similar tendencies as a leader. Offering compassion and friendship when all else has failed. Let’s hope that in this Naya Pakistan, we will be able to continue to see such a force lead our own country.
This Muslim Journalist’s Powerful Speech In Response To The New Zealand Terrorist Attack Will Break Your Heart
Cover photo source: Sky News