Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 July 2019

We shouldn’t give killers the notoriety that they crave

Our readers have their say about the Christchurch massacre, plastic use and R Kelly

Two women cry and hug after watching a performance of the haka in front of the Al Noor mosque as a tribute to victims in Christchurch on March 20, 2019. AFP
Two women cry and hug after watching a performance of the haka in front of the Al Noor mosque as a tribute to victims in Christchurch on March 20, 2019. AFP

I write to you in reference to your article New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern vows to never speak the Christchurch terrorist’s name (March 19).

This woman is a seriously impressive leader. The world needs more people like her in positions of power. When Mrs Ardern vowed never to speak the Christchurch killer’s name, she became an example of courage, integrity and compassion for leaders around the world.

The perpetrator of this terror act should have his name erased from our minds. He does not need more publicity, as this will only inspire other white supremacists to commit murder.

Name withheld by request

Let this monster lie buried in the sands of time. Jacinda ­Ardern is really a people’s prime minister with compassion and determination at her disposal.

Her composure throughout the whole tragedy has been perfect and her words full of sincerity.

New Zealand should be proud of having such a prime minister.

Its people also deserve full credit for being kind and sincere. Thanks New Zealand and all who live there.

Nazim Khan, UAE

It doesn’t take much to cut back on plastic waste

With reference to your story Dead whale with 40kg of plastic in its stomach washes up in Philippines. And stop accepting plastic bags at the grocery store when you are buying one or two items, and bring reusable shopping bags for more items.

Name withheld by request

Nobody wants to see R Kelly playing in Dubai

I write with reference to your article R Kelly seeks court ­permission to travel to Dubai to perform. He is not welcome. No one should go to his concert.

Name withheld by request

Updated: March 20, 2019 07:43 PM

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