Sunday, 24 March, 2019

Dead, Dozens Injured After Attacks At New Zealand Mosques

Grieving members of the public following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch New Zealand Grieving members of the public following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch New Zealand
Patty Aguilar | 17 March, 2019, 00:12

Meanwhile, police said later that not one but a total of four people, three men and a woman, were in custody following an "active shooter situation" at two mosques, and more could be still at large.

Police patrols are being stepped up around mosques in Peterborough following the terrorist attack in New Zealand.

"It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack", Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, noting that numerous victims could be migrants or refugees.

The cold-blooded attack shocked people across the nation of 5 million people, a country that has relatively loose gun laws but few gun homicides and is so peaceful police officers rarely carry firearms.

In the manifesto, Tarrant described himself as an "ordinary white man" who was from a "working class, low-income family".

Forty-one people were killed at the Al Noor mosque, seven at a mosque in the Linwood neighbourhood and one died in hospital, police said.

"An attack against peaceful people gathering for prayer is shocking in its cruelty and cynicism", Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

Although police have not revealed the identities of those detained, they did indicate that the names of the suspects are not on any watch list. He said they had disabled one and were in the process of disabling the second.

One man will appear at a Christchurch court on Saturday.

The government advised people not to go to mosques until further notice.

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US Ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown also expressed his condolences and pledged US solidarity. Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan and other Islamic leaders pointed to the bloodbath and other such attacks as evidence of rising hostility toward Muslims since 9/11.

"1.3 billion Muslims have collectively been blamed for any act of terror".

"Many of those who would have been directly affected by the shooting may be migrants to New Zealand, they may even be refugees here", Arden told reporters.

The Facebook Live video, taken with a camera that appeared to be mounted on the gunman's body, shows a clean-shaven, Caucasian man with short hair driving to the Masjid al Noor mosque in central Christchurch.

"Indonesia strongly condemns this shooting act, especially at a place of worship while a Friday prayer was ongoing", Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said in a statement.

"That's why the attack in Christchurch is for us so shocking and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families".

"The content of the video is disturbing and will be harmful for people to see", he said. "I begun planning an attack roughly two years in advance and an attack at the location in Christchurch three months in advance (sic)", he wrote. "I stand with you".

In full, Prince Charles said: "Both my wife and I were utterly horrified to hear of the most barbaric attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, which resulted in the cruel and tragic loss of so many people's lives. I just don't understand it".

He said the gunman was white and was wearing a helmet with some kind of device on top, giving him a military-type appearance. According to a news report by CP24,"the gunman spends more than two minutes inside the mosque spraying terrified worshippers with bullets again and again, sometimes re-firing at people he has already cut down".

He went on: "We pray, too, for the shooter and their supporters, because for any person to do this, they must have such hatred in their hearts, such misalignment of the value of human life, that they, too, need our prayer".

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