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QUETTA/WELLINGTON – Conclusively revealing her hypocritical self to the entire Muslim Ummah, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has still not visited Quetta.
Ardern, who was globally lauded for her compassion towards the Muslim community in New Zealand city of Christchurch as recently as last month, has not demonstrated any of it for the people of Balochistan’s capital in Pakistan.
The double standards displayed by the New Zealand PM, whose popularity is sure to decline owing to the continued manifestation of indifferences, has prompted many around the world to take to social media to express their dissent.
“Are Muslims of Wellington more precious than the Muslims of Quetta then? Or is the silence because no non-Muslim was involved?” Nihad Awad of CAIR wrote on Facebook.
“No hashtags, no global outrage, no demonstrations of solidarity with us this time, eh?” tweeted Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin of the Muslim Council of Britain.
“The kufaar will always be kufaar. That is why we Muslims are the most superior of them all,” wrote Qibla Ayaz of Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology on his Facebook page.
There has been mass condemnation of Ardern from the global left as well.
“Is it just because Quetta is in the Muslim world, while Wellington in the western world?” asked The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald, while pointing out Ardern’s hypocrisy.