Published: Wed, March 20, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

New Zealanders remember victims of mosque attacks

New Zealanders remember victims of mosque attacks

Ahmed said that he was surprised to know of Brenton's involvement in the attacks in New Zealand.

The man was handcuffed, shoeless and wearing white prison overalls. The courtroom was closed to the public because of the heightened security risk.

He did not request bail and was remanded in custody until an April 5 court appearance. In the manifesto, Tarrant said he meant to deepen strife in the United States over gun ownership and the Second Amendment.

Grafton Police declined to comment on whether they had any previous dealings with Tarrant, as did the New South Wales state police.

The cricketing fraternity condemned the Christchurch terror attack and extended condolences to the families of the deceased.

It was a sentiment shared by Sahra Ahmed, a New Zealander of Somali origin and a nurse active in her local community.

Authorities were working to find out how he had obtained the weapons and a license, and how he was able to enter the country to carry out the attack, she said. Judge Paul Kellar did not reveal the victim's name on grounds of undue hardship to his family. "Police alerted us to a video on Facebook shortly after the livestream commenced and we quickly removed both the shooter's Facebook and Instagram accounts and the video", Facebook said in a tweet.

On Saturday, Christchurch Hospital said 39 people remained in hospital, 11 of them in intensive care.

Victims hailed from around the world. "We do see all these type of injuries, but, you know, 40 or 50 people in a day is more than what we should see".

"I convey the message of love and support on behalf of New Zealand to all of you", she said.

A gunman opened fire on worshippers in two mosques in Christchurch, killing 49 people.

Police said they were aware of the video.

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The wounded included a two-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl, who was in critical condition.

In it, he identifies himself as a 28-year-old white man, born in Australia, and lists the white nationalists who have inspired him. He was shot in the abdomen and the leg.

She said the proposed reforms, which will be the focus of a Cabinet meeting on Monday, will also focus on the ease with which legal weapons can be modified to become military-style assault rifles, which are more strictly controlled. Naeem Rashid, 50, and his son, Talha Rashid, 21, were among six Pakistanis who were killed in the mosques, according to Mohammad Faisal, spokesman for Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Another victim, Haji Daoud Nabi, died trying to save a fellow worshipper, his son told an Australian newspaper.

"She came here for the peace.now she is shocked", he said, adding his mother was too afraid to leave her house.

The massacre is the deadliest attack in New Zealand's history.

A 2016 image of Tarrant taken in Turkey. The suspect may also have traveled to other countries in Europe, Asia and Africa, the official added.

In a chapter of Tarrant's hate-filled manifesto, he called for the assassination of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, declaring, "he must bleed his last".

Students from a Christian high school embrace as they give hugs to Muslims waiting for news of their relatives at a community centre, following Friday's shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand March 18, 2019.

Other weapons and firearms were also retrieved by the police after the attacks on Friday.

'I think something must have changed in him during the years he spent travelling overseas, ' Gray told national broadcaster ABC. "It's the time for change", Ardern said.

Ardern has said Tarrant was a licensed gun owner who legally bought the five guns he used.

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