Muslim father shot in Christchurch terror attack shares heartbreaking pictures of his daughter

Mail Online | 4/14/2019 | Khaleda Rahman For Daily Mail Australia
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A father-of-four has shared heartbreaking photographs of his five-year-old in her hospital bed after she was left brain damaged in the Christchurch terror attack.

Wasseim Alsati was approaching the Al Noor mosque with his youngest daughter Alen, five, when the gunman walked out and shot them both on March 15.

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Wasseim, who spoke exclusively with Daily Mail Australia about the terror attack and its aftermath, shared images of his young daughter in hospital surrounded by family and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

It comes as the loving dad calls for the alleged shooter to be given the death penalty.

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Mr Alsati was discharged from hospital over the weekend, but Alen is still recovering from brain injuries in Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland.

Despite undergoing numerous surgeries, doctors are still unsure of the extent of Alen's brain injuries.

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Now, a month on from the attack, Mr Alsati, who owns a barbershop in Christchurch, has broken his silence about the day that changed his family’s life.

He said that he and others affected by the massacre are planning to petition the New Zealand government to change the law.

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While nothing has been put in motion yet as some victims remain in hospital, Mr Alsati says there is a consensus among them that the shooter should be sentenced to death.

‘We are still recovering, people are still in hospital. But we all decide privately that we are going to ask the government for the death penalty,' he told Daily Mail Australia.

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‘The reason why he used New Zealand is because there is no death penalty. But with a case like this, we need the law to be changed.

‘We’ve been talking inside the community. We haven’t said much about it but we are looking to go out and ask for him to be hanged.

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