Jeddah: New Zealand’s most senior Muslim police officer Naila Hassan who gave an emotional speech at a vigil in New Zealand for the 51 people murdered in the Christchurch mosque terrorist attack is now in Makkah to take part in the Hajj pilgrimage. It is a dream has come true for her thanks to King Salman who hosted the Christchurch victims.
In a video thanking Saudi King Salman for hosting the Christchurch pilgrims Naila said, “As a Muslim, you just dream about seeing the Kaaba and going to Makkah and Madinah.”
Arab News quoted her as saying, “When I saw the Kaaba this morning, I was breathless, I really was.” She added, “But … as much as it’s a journey for me, I’m here for the victims … I’m here particularly for the women and the widows that are here. I’m here to support them.”
Watch Naila Hassan’s emotional speech the day after the March 15 Christchurch massacre in New Zealand: