Locals to show interfaith solidarity in wake of siege

A DAY of interfaith solidarity will be held just north of the Gold Coast, in the wake of the deadly Sydney siege.

The Kuraby Mosque has called for Christians and Muslims to come together in a demonstration of co-existance.

Early yesterday morning, self-styled Muslim cleric Man Haron Monis was shot dead by Police, after holding 17 people hostage at the Lindt Cafe in Martin Place for 16 hours.


Two hostages lost their lives in the siege; barrister and mother of three Katrina Dawson, and Lindt Cafe manager Tori Johnson.

Tributes continue to pile up at the scene in Sydney, as people mourn the loss of the two innocent victims.

Muslim leaders have distanced themselves from Monis.

This morning, local Muslim and Christian leaders will issue statements of condolences, condemnation of violence as well as solidarity with one another during the service at Kuraby Mosque.

The Gold Coast, Logan and Brisbane communities are encouraged to attend the Mosque, at 1408 Beenleigh Road, from 10-11am.