Atacocugu, who was shot nine times during the Christchurch mosque attacks, tries on the clothes he will wear during the Hajj.
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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 Saudi Ambassador to New Zealand Abdel-Rahman al-Suhaibani, says King Salman was shocked by the March 15 attacks at two mosques in which an Australian white supremacist has been charged with killing 51 people.The Christchurch shootings have been cited as inspiration by other white supremacists, most recently in an attack at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, that left at least 22 people dead.Each year, the king invites several hundred people to perform the hajj as his own guests, often selecting those most touched by tragedy that year. Another of those traveling to the hajj is 33-year-old Aya al-Umari, whose brother Hussein, 35, was among those killed at the Al-Noor mosque.Umari says she wants to return to the hajj another year.
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