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Hajj trip may help Christchurch mosque victims heal : Hajj trip may help Christchurch mosque victims heal

Aug 06, 2019 - The Canadian Press

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand - The scars from the nine bullets the gunman fired into Temel Atacocugu run down his left side like knotty rope. But it's the recurring mental images from that day at the mosque that he often finds hardest to cope with: The gunman's face. The puff of smoke from his gun. The worshippers falling as they clamoured to escape.

After coming so close to dying nearly five months ago, Atacocugu feels he has been "reborn." And this week he plans to express his gratitude to ...