Published: Sun, March 17, 2019
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

UK Police To Patrol Mosques Following The New Zealand Terror Attack

UK Police To Patrol Mosques Following The New Zealand Terror Attack

"With this attack, hostility towards Islam, that the world has been idly watching and even encouraging for some time, has gone beyond individual harassment to reach the level of mass killing", Erdogan said at the funeral of a former Turkish minister.

Police called for people not to share the video, which showed the gunman shooting repeatedly at worshippers from close range.

"There is no guarantee the risk is limited to Canterbury and we need all New Zealanders to be extra vigilant".

"We must stand against Islamaphobia and all hate". "So we are doing that as quickly and as sensitively as possible".

Bush told a news conference that a man has been charged with murder and will appear in court tomorrow.

Earlier in the day, officials arrested four people - three men and one woman - in connection with mass shootings in two mosques in Christchurch, which claimed the lives of at least 49 people.

"If measures are not taken right away, news of other disasters will follow this one". And a young child who was in a children's hospital in Auckland was also listed as critical.

For many New Zealand was their choice, a place they actively came to and committed themselves was a place where many came to for their safety. About two dozen men received instructions on their duties Sunday morning, which included Muslim burial customs.

She vowed the country's gun laws would change in the wake of Friday's act of terrorism. "We are all here to help them in washing the body, putting them in the grave". On Saturday, people across the country were reaching out to Muslims in their communities on social media to volunteer acts of kindness - offering rides to the grocery store or volunteering to walk with them if they felt unsafe.

"The family understands that it's a crime scene".

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives a press conference from Wellington. Credit PA
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives a press conference from Wellington. Credit PA

"They are a valued part of our diverse and multicultural society".

Still, it was hard, he said, because the grieving process wouldn't really begin until he could bury his cousin.

In a message on Twitter, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said: "I'm horrified by the reports I'm following of the serious shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand". As a light rain fell, people clutched each other and wept quietly.

From what we know, it does appear to have been well planned.

You may have chosen us but we utterly reject you. We made a heart for you.

The attack is believed to have been livestreamed on Facebook, using a camera attached to a helmet.

As governments in Asia and the Middle East scrambled to find out how many of their citizens had been caught up in the Christchurch bloodshed, there was anger that the attackers targeted worshippers at Friday prayers. "This is not who we are", Ardern told the nation.

At one point he returns to the vehicle to change guns and goes back to the mosque.

She did not offer too much detail, but said a ban on semi-automatic weapons would be looked at. Morrison called the suspect "an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist".

As for the suspects, Ardern said "these are people who I would describe as having extremist views that have absolutely no place in New Zealand".

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