Some of the earliest Muslims to settle in Christchurch during the 19th century have helped in the construction of Christchurch Cathedral and are part of the city's history of Christianity.
Islam is often seen as a monolithic religion, but this ignores the diversity of the people and their ethnicity and culture.
Muslims from the Salafist tradition can often be seen as 'radical.' There is not much understanding of Salafism, its history and its diversity. Here's what it means to be a Salafist.