At Least 40 Slain in Coordinated Attacks on New Zealand Mosques

WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND- MARCH 15 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to media during a press conference at Parliament

Ruchira Sharma 1 day Friday March 15th 2019 New Zealand PM says attack one of 'New Zealand’s darkest days' News

They include, among other things, "the idea that European civilisation is threatened by immigration in general and by Muslim immigration in particular, and that it is legitimate for some people to resort to extreme violence to stop it", he told AFP.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush said police were working with pathologists and coroners to release the bodies as soon as they could.

"There are pretty clear indications in the (Christchurch) manifesto that we're dealing with a white supremacist", said Jean-Yves Camus, a French expert on far-right movements. "So we are doing that as quickly and as sensitively as possible". "The Canadian government was, you know, going to take in more refugees, you know, those who couldn't go to the United States would end up here", Bissonnette told Quebec City police Sgt. Steve Girard during his interrogation.

The Queen also sent a message to the people of New Zealand on Friday.

Following the incident, The Stuff news portal reported that a Christchurch hospital was expecting to receive from 40 to 50 people injured in the shootings.

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".

"Forty-eight patients, ranging from young children to adults with gunshot wounds are being treated at Christchurch Hospital".

In the aftermath, the country's threat level was raised from low to high, police warned Muslims against going to a mosque anywhere in New Zealand, and the national airline cancelled several flights in and out of Christchurch, a city of almost 400,000. About two dozen men received instructions on their duties Sunday morning, which included Muslim burial customs.

"We have four people in custody". "We are all here to help them in washing the body, putting them in the grave".

The Daily Mail has a 17 minute video of the terrorist
The Daily Mail has a 17 minute video of the terrorist

"The family understands that it's a crime scene". They gave no details about those taken into custody except to say that none had been on any watch list.

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

On Friday, 49 people were killed by a gunman in two attacks on mosques in Christchurch, which New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described as a "terror attack". As a light rain fell, people clutched each other and wept quietly.

"So we will definitely make sure that we keep you posted on everything that is happening there", she finished.

Along with a horrific video that showed the shootings carried out live, Tarrant wrote a 74-page manifesto describing his evil intentions to avenge "thousands of deaths caused by foreign invaders".

The gunman livestreamed 17 minutes of the rampage at the Al Noor mosque, where he sprayed worshippers with bullets.

The Facebook account that posted the video was no longer available shortly after the shooting.

Another seven were slain at a second mosque five kilometres away in suburban Linwood, three of them outside the building.

Another said he saw his wife lying dead outside as he escaped, with one more saying he witnessed children being shot. Neighboring Australia has virtually banned semi-automatic rifles from private ownership since a lone gunman killed 35 people with assault rifles in 1996.

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