On staying strong

We were not a target because we are a safe harbour for those who hate. We were not chosen for this act of violence because we condone racism, because we’re an enclave for extremism. We were chosen for the very fact that we are none of these things; because we represent diversity, kindness, compassion, a home for those that share our values, a refuge for those who need it. And those values, I can assure you, will not and cannot be shaken by this attack.
– Jacinda Ardern on Christchurch terrorist attack

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Speak the names of those who were lost rather than the man who took them. He may seek notoriety, but we in New Zealand will give him nothing, not even his name.

– Jacinda Ardern on Christchurch terrorist attack

‘We will give him nothing, not even his name’: Jacinda Ardern’s response in 12 quotes | Newshub