‘Everyone just wants to move on and forget’

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Moving on . . . University of Otago student Naser Tamimi at Al Huda mosque in North Dunedin on Monday. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE

An invitation has been extended for a cuppa and a chat at Al Huda mosque in Dunedin this week.

Former University of Otago Muslim University Students’ Association vice-president Naser Tamimi (21), of Dunedin, said the Muslim community was not holding a commemorative event in Dunedin on Sunday.

“Everyone just wants to move on and forget it.

“They don’t want to remember it again.”

The victims were remembered in daily prayers, he said.

“They are in our thoughts every day.”

As usual, people would be praying in Al Huda mosque in Clyde St, North Dunedin, on Sunday.

Anyone could visit the mosque and have a cuppa and a chat about noon tomorrow or on Sunday.

“If they have any questions, or want to say anything, that’d be awesome.”

He appreciated the “outpouring of love” given by the wider community following the Christchurch mosque shootings.

“The love, the help and the support the community has given us over the last 365 days, it’s really helped.”