49 dead in New Zealand terror shooting: two mosques attacked

Evarado Alatorre
Marcha 16, 2019

They advised all mosques in New Zealand to lock their doors and for people to refrain from going there.

It will be held at 7 p.m.at City Hall. Her foreign minister, Heiko Maas, said: "When people are murdered exclusively due to their religion, this is an attack on us all". "People were so upset".

A heavy police presence surrounded the Lakemba mosque in Sydney's south-west as streams of Muslims ignored the increased terror threat to attend Friday prayers. "Our hearts are with them and whatever we can do". "People, they're just sitting in front of their phones and computers and just mourning".

"So far", three Bangladeshis are among those killed and four or five others are among the wounded, including two left in critical condition, Bangladesh's honorary consul in Auckland, Shafiqur Rahman Bhuiyan, told The Associated Press.

He said there will be a heightened police presence at community events on Saturday "for safety and reassurance".

"We are part and parcel of this community", Aukhil said. In fact, right now, I'm sure New Zealand would like me to share a message on their behalf too. The UK stands ready to support New Zealand however we can.

The Muslim Council of Calgary said Friday the group and its affiliate organizations condemn the tragic shootings at the Al-Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch.

Forty-nine people were killed and another 48 injured in shootings at two mosques filled with worshippers during Friday prayers in Christchurch, in what that country's prime minister called "one of New Zealand's darkest days". New Zealand has been a great friend and partner for many years.

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"We were not chosen for this act of violence because we condone racism, because we are an enclave for extremism", Ardern said during a news conference in Wellington. "Not because I am Muslim, but because I am human". "We got scared, we asked ourselves what was happening", Sapkota said. "We are stronger together".

Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, released the following statement after the massacre: "What has happened in Christchurch is an extraordinary act of unprecedented violence". For many, this may not have been the place they were born. "And now a mosque was attacked and it is painful".

"To move forward as a world, we need to recognize diversity as a source of strength, and not a threat", Trudeau said. "As with every life taken too soon, the full measure of their loss will never be known".

The statement does not mention Scheer by name but at that point, he was the only Canadian political leader whose public response to the attacks did not mention either Muslims or mosques.

Two Conservative MPs have also cancelled an event on Monday with a British parliamentarian who has been accused of promoting anti-Islamic sentiments "out of respect" for Muslims reeling from the attacks that killed 49 people.

Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan said he's "shocked and horrified" at the attack. But we utterly reject and condemn you.

"These attacks were inspired by the continuing anti-Muslim and white nationalist rhetoric that has now come out of the fringes and into accepted discourse around the world", the mosque said in a statement.

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