Lieutenant General, retired, Raza Muhammad Khan (Defense Analyst):
The terrorist claimed the responsibility in tragic incident of firing in New Zealand is an Australian citizen. The attack, which came around the time people were attending the mosques for Friday prayers, was the deadliest in the western nation’s history. The terrorism may happen anywhere and it should not be linked with any religion. The western media and others are quick to link the entire religious belief system to terrorism. Peace has been the distinguishing mark of Muslims in the East and the West from the advent of Islam to this day. Islam encourages peace and security due to the extremely important effect they have on making life stable for humanity and making advancement possible in all fields. The attack is also a deliberate attempt to demonize legitimate Muslim political struggles.