Published: Sun, March 17, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

World shocked amid right-wing terror attacks on mosques

World shocked amid right-wing terror attacks on mosques

"The situation is still unfolding but our thoughts and prayers are with our Kiwi cousins".

An Australian gunman involved in attacks on New Zealand mosques Friday that left at least 49 people dead published a racist manifesto on Twitter beforehand then livestreamed his rampage, according to an AFP online analysis.

PM Khan said that he blamed the increasing terror attacks on Islamophobia post-9/11 incident where Islam and 1.3 billion Muslims have collectively been blamed for any act of terror by a Muslim.

People across New Zealand are expressing their condolences to the victims.

"We stand here and condemn, absolutely the attack that occurred today by an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist", Morrison told a press conference.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said that one of the killers was Australian.

30 people died at Al Noor mosque on Dean's Road and there were 10 more fatalities at the Linwood Islamic Centre on Linwood Avenue.

A man has been charged with murder and will appear in court on Saturday morning.

At least 49 people were killed in a terror attack after gunmen opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday.

"We stand up against hate crimes against all religious communities. Prayers go to the victims and their families", he tweeted.

Armed police following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15, 2019.

By 6 p.m. local time New Zealand police said the lockdown on schools had been lifted.

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"If measures are not taken right away, news of other disasters will follow this one. I think we've had a long tenure of political stability over the last ten or so years." he said.

After the attacks, New Zealand Prime Minster Jacinda Arden addressed the public, describing Friday as "one of the darkest day in New Zealand".

"So we will definitely make sure that we keep you posted on everything that is happening there", she finished.

Entitled "The Great Replacement", the 74-page document said the gunman had wanted to attack Muslims. It is the second most-populous city in New Zealand behind Auckland and Wellington. Dunedin is a city near the southern tip of New Zealand, around 225 miles from Christchurch.

It is understood to be a well-planned terrorist attack, with further bombs discovered in cars located in Christchurch central by the police.

Our thoughts and our prayers are with those who have been impacted today.

"I saw the news last night, including some of the gruesome videos on social media".

There is heightened security, so we can assure people of their safety and the police are working hard to ensure people are able to move around their city safely.

"It is clear that the understanding represented by the killer that also targets our country, our people and myself, has started to take over Western societies like a cancer", Erdogan said.

The gunman said he was not a member of any organization, acted alone and chose New Zealand to show that even the most remote parts of the world were not free of "mass immigration".

"I could not contact two of my friends who are in the mosque as well", he said.

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