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In wake of shooting, New Zealanders show kindness to Muslims

In wake of shooting, New Zealanders show kindness to Muslims

King Salman described the attack as a "heinous massacre" that "underlines the responsibility of the global community to confront the rhetoric of hatred and terrorism".

Tarrant is expected to face additional charges and two others are in custody.

Meanwhile, outside the court, major roads in the city center are cordoned off with heavy armed police officers on duty.

The firearms included two semi-automatic rifles, two shotguns and a lever-action weapon, she said, speaking to reporters in Wellington before heading to Christchurch. Following the attack, New Zealand's national security level was changed from "low" to "high".

"While work is being done as to the chain of events that led to both the holding of this gun licence, and the possession of these weapons, I can tell you one thing right now - our gun laws will change". He had no criminal history in New Zealand or Australia, and had not drawn the attention of the intelligence community for extremist views.

He sustained a head injury, which was not believed to be serious, and was kept in hospital for treatment, the police added.

"Thirty-nine people remain in hospital and 11 in ICU [intensive care units]".

Funerals were planned on Saturday for some of the victims, several who were born overseas.

Wearing a black scarf over her head, Ardern hugged members of the Muslim community at a Christchurch refugee centre, saying she would ensure freedom on religion in New Zealand. Indonesian Muslim leaders expressed anger at the shooting rampage while urging Muslims to show restraint. And at a news conference later on Friday, according to a pool report, one reporter asked the president if he saw a rise in white nationalism around the world. I think it's a small group of people that have very, very serious problems.

A front page of New Zealand newspaper The Dominion Post reflected the sense of shock and grief: "End of innocence".

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Windsor's Muslim community came out in their usual numbers for Friday prayers, shaken this week, however, by the horrific terrorist attack on the other side of the globe earlier in the day but standing steadfast in their resolve to maintain their way of life.

Political across Asia and the Middle East voiced concern over the targeting of Muslims.

More than 20 were seriously wounded in what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called a "terrorist attack".

Officers said they were trying to track the auto and described the suspects as white men believed in their 20s.

"He had a big gun".

Members of the Madinah Masjid mosque arrive for Jumu'ah prayer service on Danforth Ave. on Friday, March 15, 2019. "There were three in the hallway, at the door leading into the mosque, and people inside the mosque", he said.

Facebook said, that having been alerted by police, it had deleted the gunman's accounts "shortly after the livestream commenced".

Tarrant's relatives in the Australian town of Grafton, in New South Wales, contacted police after learning of the shooting and were helping with the investigation, local authorities said.

Most of those killed were worshiping at Al Noor Mosque when the gunman entered, killing at least 41 people.

Another victim of the Christchurch mosque attacks tried to wrestle the gunman's weapon off him in a desperate bid to save others, it has emerged. As New Zealand has stood by us so we stand shoulder to shoulder with them, and with Muslims in New Zealand, here in the United Kingdom and around the world.