The head of the Waikato Muslim Association said he hopes gang members will join Muslims for Friday prayers after the Mongrel Mob pledged to guard Hamilton’s mosque.
Waikato Mongrel Mob president Sonny Fatu has committed to guarding Jamia Masjid Mosque in Hamilton during Jummah (Friday prayers).
Asad Mohsin said he hopes members will join them inside the mosque for Jummah.
Fatu, who leads the largest Mongrel Mob chapter in New Zealand, promised peaceful support after the atrocities that played out on Friday.
The Waikato mob aren’t the only gang that have been moved to support their local Muslim community. The King Cobra gang as well as the Black Power and other Mongrel Mob chapters had also shown their support, and a Mongrel Mob chapter in Australia was patrolling a mosque in Sydney.
“Islam is inclusive, free of judgement – we don’t see gang members, we see them. We value them as humans and we appreciate that they value us too.”
Fatu said it was a time to unite, adding that Islam was often misrepresented.
“Our differences are the glue that hold us so tightly together. We must now focus not on where we have been, but where we are going. Let us repair the holes in our waka and