Dr. Huma Baqai (Expert on International relations):
The terrorists rampaged through two mosques in the quiet New Zealand city of Christchurch during afternoon prayers Friday, killing 49 worshippers and wounded dozens more. It was a highly condemnable incident. Today, terrorism is quickly linked with religion - to be more precise, with Islam. When a terrorist attack occurs in the Western world, the media is quick to talk about Islamist extremists and other catchy terms that conveniently link a whole religion to violent destruction. Muslim community is being targeted in New Zealand. Islam is a religion of tolerance and peaceful coexistence with all of humanity both as individuals and communities and has come up with a code for relations between Muslims and non-Muslims living in the same society.