49 dead in New Zealand mosques shooting

49 dead in New Zealand mosques shooting

49 dead in New Zealand mosques shooting

Just 1% of New Zealand's population of nearly five million are Muslim, according to government statistics, less than 50,000 people in 2013.

In the video, the killer spends more than two minutes inside the mosque spraying terrified worshippers with gunfire.

"They are a valued part of our diverse and multicultural society". It is terrorists who commit acts such as who offend our values as a society.

"We must stand against Islamaphobia and all hate".

French authorities have stepped up security measures near religious sites after deadly attacks against two mosques in New Zealand left 49 people dead, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Friday.

"Muslims have been living in New Zealand (for) over 100 years and nothing has ever happened to us like this, so this is not going to change the way we feel about New Zealand at all".

PewDiePie took on to Twitter to respond at the whole incident and wrote: "Just heard news of the devastating reports from New Zealand Christchurch".

"Your friends in the United Kingdom stand with you today in deepest sympathy".

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday confirmed the attacker at the Masjid al Noor mosque was an Australian.

He said the mosques in Christchurch and Linwood would be the targets, as would a third mosque in the town of Ashburton if he could make it there. Kia kaha (stay strong).
"New Zealand, like Australia, is home to people from all faiths, cultures and backgrounds". This reaffirms what we have always maintained: that terrorism does not have a religion.

Police are seen in front of Christchurch Hospital during a lockdown on March 15, 2019 in Christchurch.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh cricket team's tour of New Zealand has been called off in the wake of the attack.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, in his condemnation remarks, said that Christchurch incident was quite sorrowful.

Indonesia, the world's biggest Muslim-majority country, said six nationals were inside the mosque when the attack occurred, with three managing to escape and three still unaccounted for.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the attacks as the "latest example of rising racism and Islamophobia". These are people, who I would describe as having extremist views.

Far-right extremist Tarrant published a chilling 73-page manifesto before carrying out the massacre.

"From what we know, it does appear to have been well planned", she said, adding that in addition to the dead another 20 people were seriously injured.

Immigrants from Muslim-majority nations like Pakistan and Indonesia face more negative attitudes than those from other Asian countries like China and the Philippines, the centre added. "I saw lots of broken glass and bricks on the backside of the mosque", he said.

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