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Victims of Christchurch terror attacks honoured in Manchester

Figen Murray (centre) and Mike Haines (centre left) at today's event in Manchester Photo: Kim Pilling/PA Wire/PA Images

Two relatives of British victims of atrocities have joined Muslims at a mosque in Manchester to honour the 50 people killed in Christchurch a week ago.

Mike Haines, the brother of murdered humanitarian worker David Haines, 44, killed by terror group Islamic State, and Figen Murray, mother of Martyn Hett, 29, who died in the Manchester Arena bombing, visited Khizra Masjid mosque in Cheetham Hill after Friday prayers to show their solidarity.

Both called for people to stand together against hatred with Mrs Murray telling terrorists "they cannot win, love always wins".

"I think it's about time that terrorists woke up the fact that what they are trying to do is not working.

"They are actually achieving the opposite.

"They are achieving unity, love and kindness.

"They need to acknowledge that is what is happening.

"There is no point being a terrorist. They cannot win, love always wins."

– Figen Murray

Khizra Masjid imam Mohammed Badar said: "For people like Mike Haines to stand up and bring this message of peace, to bring the communities together and show that we stand united and not divided is a very powerful thing."

In the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks, security has been stepped up at Khizra Masjid which has also received a number of hateful e-mail messages which they have passed on to the police to investigate.