Published: Mon, March 18, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

People Dead Following Mass Shooting In New Zealand Mosque

People Dead Following Mass Shooting In New Zealand Mosque

"We understand the pain you're feeling at this moment, the loss you are feeling and we are here to ensure this community is respected and embraced and protected", the mayor said.

The manifesto included various questions and answers, one of which asked: "Who are you?"

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On what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern labeled as "one of New Zealand's darkest days", 49 people were killed in shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, the worst act of violence in the country in almost three decades.

Jordan's King Abdullah II tweeted that "the heinous massacre against Muslims praying in peace in New Zealand is an appalling terrorist crime".

Khan said that increasing Islamophobia after 9/11 was responsible for this act of terror and Muslims were demonised deliberately.

Tarrant also appears to have posted a link to a manifesto on a now-deleted Twitter account and the online forum 8chan where he spoke of his hatred for Muslim immigrants in Europe. That would be about five minutes after the Deans Ave shootings.

Hundreds of angry protesters in Dhaka, Bangladesh's capital, chanted "allahu akbar" (God is Greatest) after Friday prayers.

"But, as I say, New Zealand has been chosen because we are not a place where violent extremism exists". Two other people were being held in custody and police were trying to determine how they might be involved.

One male in his late 20s has been charged with murder and will appear in Christchurch court tomorrow morning.

Alleged mosque shooter was armed to kill even more people
Questions have been raised about why Tarrant had not appeared on a watchlist of New Zealand or Australian security agencies. Brenton Tarrant used two semi-automatic weapons, two shotguns and a lever-action firearm in the attack .

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the shootings a terrorist attack.

Basu said places of worship could use an online training package for advice on protective security and how to respond in case of an incident.

A forth person arrested on Friday who was in possession of a firearm, but with the intention of assisting police, has since been released. In his manifesto, he explains that he selected New Zealand because of its geographic location; he wanted to prove to the world that even the most remote areas were not free of "mass immigration".

One other died at Christchurch Hospital.

"I think that we've welcomed a high number of refugees into New Zealand over the last few years in particular. Prince Philip and I send our condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives". "We stand together against such acts of terrorism".

"We're heartbroken over the events in Christchurch today", tweeted U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown. "The nation with the closest political and social values to my own is the People's Republic of China".

On July 22, 2011, Norwegian right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 mostly young people when he set off a van bomb outside the government offices in Oslo and then opened fire on a Labour youth wing summer camp on the island of Utoya.

Brenton Tarrant, 28, from Australia, bragged that he would be released from jail after 27 years - just like Mandela - in a 73-page document he penned.

To quote an example, she said she goes to university every day using public transport and faces no problem at all although she wears a hijab, unlike Muslims living in Europe and the USA who face racism.

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