Christchurch terror attack victim's son allegedly racially abused outside his Canterbury bakery

The son of a man murdered in the Christchurch terror attack claims he was the subject of a racist ambush outside his Canterbury bakery.

Said Abdukadir shared details of the verbal attack in a video shared on social media by the Muslim Association of Canterbury.

Abdukadir says he'd just closed his bakery at Christchurch's Bush Inn mall on Tuesday when the commotion started to unfold.

"I noticed there was this guy - he was a tall guy, he had a glass in his hand and he was basically harassing these women. One of them was the security guard and one of them was the cleaner of the mall," he said in the video.

When he asked what was going on, Abdukadir said the women were trying to close the mall and asked the man to leave - but he wouldn't.

"I tried to speak with him nicely… I was trying to be as diplomatic as I can… I said, 'these ladies, they want to go home, they want to close the mall, can you please go outside?'"

The man still refused to leave and started getting aggressive, he said.

"I told him, 'you need to stop, please just go outside' and I ask him, 'what do you want? What are you trying to achieve by doing this?'

"He said - 'this is my country… and you guys are foreigners, it's not your country, it's my country and I can do whatever I want.'

"My mission was for these women just not to get hurt by this guy - that's all I was trying to do and he just went on this rant… but this is where it got worse. He said something to the extent of, 'this is why you guys get killed.'"

He claims the man went on to say: "I'm talking about the people that got killed in the mosque."

Said's father Elmi was murdered in the terror attack on two Christchurch mosques on March 15, 2019.

"My dad was killed in the mosque - I'm one of the people that survived from the shooting that happened in the mosque - eight members of my family survived," he said in the video. "This was very personal… it just felt so painful."

He said the man eventually left the mall - but the damage had already been done.

"This just left me with so much hurt... He just left me with so much pain."

Superintendent John Price said police had not received a report of the incident, but after seeing the video made contact with Abdukadir to provide advice about how to submit one.

"Once a report is received officers will assess the information and take any necessary action."

Supt Price told Newshub police take all reports of incidents that are motivated by hate or hostility "extremely seriously".

"Hateful and offensive language is not the Kiwi way. Everyone in our communities has the right to be safe and we must not allow such behaviour to go unchecked.

"That's why we urge anyone who witnesses an individual or group being targeted due to their race, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or disability to contact Police immediately.

"Together, we can help ensure all members of our community can flourish in an environment conducive to peace and unity."

He said anyone who is aware of racially motivated abuse, violence or threats should report it to police, make a complaint to the Human Rights Commission. If there is immediate danger, call 111.

Newshub has contacted Bush Inn Mall for comment.