Friday, August 12, 2022

Burial of NZ massacre victim performed


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

Teenager who dreamed to score for Manchester United’s football club between the latest victim of the massacre of two mosques in New Zealand buried today.

Hundreds of residents, including students, gathered to give emotional last respects to Sayyad Milne, 14, who was interested in football and among the 50 victims of white terrorist shootings last Friday.

Sayyad’s father, John Milne, said his son was shot dead while praying at Al Noor Mosque, the first location of the two being the target of Australian extremist Brenton Tarrant.

Milne, during the funeral, has described Sayyad as ‘good boy’ and ‘very special’, who wanted to play for the football club in north of England.

People arrive at the cemetery in long queues, female students are trying to keep their veils perfectly amid windy conditions.

A person who chanted Allahu Akbar through the speaker signaled the prayer of commencement.

Tariq Omar, 24, who became the coach of the youth football team, was also buried today.

Christchurch United Academy Director, Colin Williamson, described Omar as ‘a good individual with an extraordinary heart and loved his job as a coach’.

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