Saudi Arabia'a King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud. Image Credit: AP

Dubai - Saudi King Salman has called on the international community to criminalise racist rhetoric, and hate speech in the wake of Friday’s terrorist attack on two mosques in New Zealand, which left 50 people dead.

During a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, King Salman urged tolerance from those looking to incite hatred, adding that religions are made to sustain peace and not violence.

The Council of Ministers expressed its deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the Christchurch attack and also the people and government of New Zealand.

In a statement to Saudi Press Agency, the Minister of Information, Turki bin Abdullah Al Shabana, said the cabinet reiterated the kingdom's condemnation of the terrorist attack.

“We stress the kingdom’s encouragement of respect for all religions, and we call to criminalise and fight all hate speech that can lead to terrorism,”

Two Saudis were shot at the Mosques shooting, Mohsen Mohammad Al Harbi passed away a day after while The second Saudi injured Aseel Al Ansari is still recovering.