50 dead in terror attack at New Zealand mosques

Members of the Christchurch Muslim community met with the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern a day after the mosque shootings that claimed the lives of 50 people

50 dead in terror attack at New Zealand mosques

The terrorist who led an attack in which 50 people were gunned down in two mosques is believed to have travelled to Britain on a two-month tour of Europe which galvinised his extremism, the Telegraph can reveal.

A worshipper was pictured inconsolably wandering with his tunic turned red in the street outside the Linwood Avenue mosque. He killed 41 people at Al Noor, before killing seven at another mosque nearby.

A stream of victims' friends and relatives entered, one woman carrying sandwiches and falafel.

"We are a Forum family and what affects one, affects all".

We know that from this devastation and deep mourning, the people of New Zealand will unite to show that such evil can never defeat compassion and tolerance.

Leaders around the world expressed sorrow and disgust at the attacks, with some deploring the demonisation of Muslims. "We as a health system are here to support everyone in our community".

"This is not New Zealand", she told a group at the city's refugee centre.

Last October, a crowdfunding campaign called "Muslims Unite for Pittsburgh Synagogue" raised more than $200,000 in four days for the Pittsburgh shooting victims.

"This hatred was not born here", Dalziel said.

Islamic custom dictates that the deceased should be buried within 24 hours, but authorities said the complex investigation into the massacre of 50 worshippers during Friday prayers made a quick process hard.

"They are not telling us anything", Bhuiyan's friend Kaniz Fatima told AFP, adding that the 30-year-old's name was not on a preliminary list of victims given to families late on Saturday.

The violence has also shone a new light on gun control.

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"Many of the people require multiple trips to the theatre to deal with the complex series of injuries they have", said Christchurch Hospital's Chief of Surgery Greg Robertson.

Pence also affirmed USA cooperation in ensuring all the perpetrators were brought to justice.

"As Christians we Cook Islanders have come to accept the church as a place of refuge, of safety and of comfort".

People gather at a memorial to pay tribute to victims of the mosque attacks outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 16, 2019.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison had said that the gunman was a citizen of his country.

She said her office sent it to parliamentary security two minutes after getting it.

"In these times of mourning and recollection, our common values, that of a Polynesian world that lives in fraternity and respect for everyone, will help us overcome this awful ordeal". "It's going to be a criminal charge against the guy who's done this, so they need to be pretty thorough", he said.

"Our prayers are with the families of the deceased, the injured and all others impacted by this tragedy". Photo: Copyright 2018 The Associated Press.

The shooting was allegedly carried out by far-right terrorist Brenton Tarrant.

"Any loss of life at the hands of extremists regardless of religion, race or colour should be condemned in the strongest of terms".

"We were. family people with no malice, no aggression and nothing but love for this country", he said.

"We we are sending out Pacific music of healing and hope for our Muslim communities in Aotearoa".

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