Locals are responding to the mass shooting targeting two mosques in New Zealand where at least 49 people were killed and 20 were injured in the terror attack Friday, March 15.
Officials there said an Australian man, 28, has been charged for the attacks.
At the Islamic Center of Northwest Arkansas in Fayetteville, a New Zealand flag was hung in support of those who lost their lives.
Flowers were also left to show the community’s condolences.
A community member, Pam Hodge, said when there is religious intolerance we are all called to show love.
“I just hope that love and kindness and tolerance can become what our country’s known for again. And a country that is accepting of others that are different,” said Hodge.
Temple Shalom of Northwest Arkansas also offered condolences to those in New Zealand.