World News

Ardern Says She Will Never Speak Christchurch Terrorist's Name

Ardern Says She Will Never Speak Christchurch Terrorist's Name

A lone gunman killed 50 people and wounded another 50 in Friday's terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. "He sought many things from his act of terror but one was notoriety, and that is why you will never hear me say his name".

"Other charges will follow", she said in an address to Parliament on Tuesday afternoon.

'I survived because I pretended to be dead, ' Mr Boztas told Turkish media. "The clear lesson from history around the world is that to make our community safer, the time to act is now", she said. On Tuesday, police said they had completed autopsies on all 50 victims and had formally identified 12 of them.

Ardern said Monday that she expected all bodies to be returned to the families by Wednesday, but that now looks unlikely.

Janna Ezat, whose son, Hussein Al-Umari, was killed in the Al Noor mosque, visited the memorial at the gardens and became overwhelmed by the outpouring of love.

The Don't Name Them campaign by the ALERRT Center at Texas State University is similar, arguing that giving attackers publicity "allows the shooter to accomplish one of his goals, and validates his life and actions". Six of the bodies have been returned to their families.

"A 28-year-old man, an Australian citizen, has been charged with one count of murder".

Facebook said it had been working directly with New Zealand police and across the technology industry to "help counter hate speech and the threat of terrorism".

More news: Fisker electric SUV previewed

Meanwhile, New Zealand's three biggest broadband providers called on Facebook, Twitter and Google to join an urgent discussion at an industry and government level to find a solution to the live-streaming and hosting of video footage such as that produced in Christchurch.

Facebook has said it deleted more than 1.5 million copies of the video in the first day after the incident.

"While identification may seem straightforward, the reality is much more complex, particularly in a situation like this", the police statement said.

"They are the publisher, not just the postman".

"We cannot know your grief but we can walk with you at every stage".

While New Zealand intends to crack down on guns in the wake of the country's deadliest mass shooting, Australia has a different target. The study generated a lot of worldwide interest, so, understandably, New Zealand media outlets also picked up the story about the Kiwi researcher studying guns in the US.

Dozens of relatives have arrived from around the world for the funerals, which have already been delayed far beyond the 24 hours after death usually observed under Islam.

"Rightly. people are asking the question 'why is it that someone with a firearms licence in New Zealand can obtain a military-style semi-automatic weapon?'" Ardern told Radio NZ.