In the days following the Christchurch terror attack on March 15 that left 50 dead and several wounded, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has shown everyone just what a great leader she is by keeping everyone calm amidst high tension while managing to waste no time in introducing gun legislation reform.
Ardern has clearly shown that she is the leader the world needs right now and Dubai has decided to honour her in the grandest way by projecting an image of the Prime Minister hugging a woman onto the world’s tallest building, the 829.8 metre tall Burj Khalifa.
New Zealand today fell silent in honour of the mosque attacks' martyrs. Thank you PM @jacindaardern and New Zealand for your sincere empathy and support that has won the respect of 1.5 billion Muslims after the terrorist attack that shook the Muslim community around the world. pic.twitter.com/9LDvH0ybhD
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) March 22, 2019
The Prime Minister and vice-president of the UAE, and ruler of the emirate of Dubai, Sheik Mohammed, tweeted out an image of the lit up Burj Khalifa, along with a message of thanks for Ardern and New Zealand.
The photo was taken during Ardern’s visit at the Kilburnie mosque in Wellington and was projected onto the tower with the Arabic world “salam” and its English translation, “peace”.
With all the tension that’s going on right now, this Burj Khalifa tribute to Ardern seems quite fitting to honour the one person who is doing her best to hold everybody in New Zealand together while being at the political forefront of Christchurch’s aftermath.