Foreigners among those killed and wounded in New Zealand mosque attacks

Brenda Watkins
March 16, 2019

The faithful gathered for prayers on Friday at the Windsor Mosque, a day after a gunman killed 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Moreover, the outlet published a picture of him, wearing a prison robe and cuffs, and flanked by security guards.

Tarrant has been described as a suspected white supremacist, based on his social media activity. Three men and one woman were in custody and one man had been charged with murder.

"There were two other firearms in the vehicle that the offender was in and it absolutely was his intention to continue with his attack", she told reporters in Christchurch on Saturday.

"People living in this peaceful country of Canada, they should feel safe and it should not stop them coming to the mosque". "It is beyond belief that something like this should happen in our city and in New Zealand".

And our thoughts and prayers are with the people of New Zealand, with the families and friends of those who have died in these attacks and with all those who have been injured.

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.

A self-proclaimed racist loaded with weapons killed 49 people and wounded dozens other in two mosques in Christchurch.

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during a news conference following the Christchurch mosque attacks, in Wellington, New Zealand March 16, 2019, in this still image taken from video.

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The gunman also livestreamed in graphic detail 17 minutes of his rampage at Al Noor Mosque, where, armed with at least two assault rifles and a shotgun, he sprayed worshippers with bullets over and over, killing at least 41 people.

The violent hatred undergirding such mass murders have all been linked to a process of ultra-right radicalisation that Western political and intellectual leaderships have done little to address, and in many cases have, knowingly or inadvertently, mainstreamed by demonising groups and pitting communities against each other.

Ardern also said it was believed the weapons used in the attack had been modified and that loopholes that allow such modifications would be closed in proposed gun reforms to be discussed by cabinet on Monday.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/CBS) - The Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety says there will be increased patrols at local mosques in response to the shootings in New Zealand.

Immigrants "have chosen to make New Zealand their home, and it is their home", Ardern said. Nasir said the father is being treated at an intensive care unit and his son is in another ward at the same hospital. The suspected attacker had bought five guns legally.

Leaders around the world expressed sorrow and disgust at the attacks, with some deploring the demonisation of Muslims.

Ardern, who arrived in Christchurch on Saturday, said the shooter was not on any watchlist and did not have a criminal record. They gave no details about those taken into custody except to say that none had been on any watch list. "We got scared, we asked ourselves what was happening", Sapkota said. In fact, for many, New Zealand was a choice, a place they actively came to and committed themselves to, the place they were raising their families, where they were part of communities they loved and who loved them.

Until yesterday morning, Brenton Tarrant was just another Australian living overseas, travelling when he could, and posting rubbish on social media.

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