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PM statement on the New Zealand attack: 15 March 2019

PM statement on the New Zealand attack: 15 March 2019

Reuters was unable to confirm the footage's authenticity and police urged people not to view or share it. The shock was exacerbated by the fact Tarrant livestreamed his actions from a camera mounted to his helmet, sparking anger at social media platforms and the length of time it took them to remove the videos.

She said he had been in possession of a "category A" gun licence, obtained during 2017, which allowed him to legally obtain the weapons in December 2017 and that he was not on any watchlists prior to the attacks.

One man who said he was at the Al Noor mosque told media the gunman burst into the mosque as worshippers were kneeling for prayers.

Leaders, organisations and the media around the world expressed disgust and sorrow at the killing of 49 people in shootings at two New Zealand mosques on Friday, attacks that many blamed on the demonisation of Muslims by the West.

Three men and one woman are in custody. "Rhetoric of racism, division and extremism has no place not only in New Zealand but I would say in a society as a whole".

Saskatoon police said while there is no information to suggest a similar threat exists in the city, police want to ensure they address concerns within Saskatoon's Muslim community.

But Yasalar said there is no escaping the horrendous magnitude of the events in Christchurch. "There's no place for Islamophobia". Moe said he had faith in the police services in Saskatoon and across the province. "If they are not of our people, but live in our lands, they must be removed".

"It makes people panic", Zhong said. "I thought I'm gone as well".

IhsaanGardee, executive director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), took part in a public conversation about hate speech Thursday night in Saskatoon.

Muhammad Afzal Mirza, imam of the Bait Ul Islam Mosque, led Friday morning prayers there.

Ardern met the families of victims on Saturday.

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"Our prayers are with the families of the deceased, the injured and all others impacted by this tragedy".

"Let's call it what it is", he said. "Our city has changed forever today", Mayor Lianne Dalziel said in a statement. Indian officials have not said whether the nine were believed to be living in Christchurch.

"And to not use dog whistle politics to appeal to fringe groups, individuals who are espousing these horrific and hateful ideologies".

Muslims protest the Christchurch mosque attack in New Zealand in Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 15, 2019.

One man in his late 20s has been arrested and charged with murder, and will appear in court on Saturday.

His manifesto was a welter of often politically contradictory views, touching on numerous most combustible issues of the day, among them the Second Amendment right to own guns, Muslim immigration, terrorist attacks and the wealthiest 1 per cent. He said his brother last visited Jordan two years ago.

"This kind of rhetoric has consequences".

Gardee said there is heightened anxiety in the Muslim community. CAIR also called on mosques around the world to increase security measures as a precaution.

Several of those who were killed or wounded in the shooting rampage at two New Zealand mosques on Friday were from the Middle East or South Asia, according to initial reports from several governments. "We can never, ever normalize this hatred".

"We need to stand up and we need to stand together and united".

Although shops were shuttered and many made a decision to stay at home, Christchurch residents piled bouquets of flowers at a makeshift memorial near the Al Noor mosque, many accompanied with handwritten letters laden with sadness and disbelief.

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