Muslim prayer at Anzac Day service upsets RSA veterans
April 4, 2019 12:55 pm
A returned New Zealand serviceman says he’s received violent threats from veterans and members of the public, after he arranged for a Muslim prayer to be included in an Anzac Day service.
Simon Strombom wanted to include the prayer to acknowledge those killed in the Christchurch terror attacks.
Following the massacre, members of the RSA removed rifle gunfire from its planned dawn and civic services and agreed to include a one-minute Muslim prayer at the end of the civic service.
Major Strombom says since then, members of the RSA had received appalling messages online from those opposing the move.