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‘Islamopobic’ attack in Whitechapel after New Zealand mosque massacre

‘Islamopobic’ attack in Whitechapel after New Zealand mosque massacre

Afternoon prayers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, were ambushed by gunfire on Friday, leaving at least 49 people dead.

Nichols said he saw two injured people being carried out on stretchers past his automotive shop and that both people appeared to be alive.

Judge Paul Kellar said although Tarrant was facing only one murder charge, it was "reasonable to assume there will be other charges".

There were two attacks on Friday in Christchurch - one at the Masjid Al Noor Mosque next to Hagley Park, and one at the Linwood Masjid Mosque in the suburb of Linwood.

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

He added that one of his friends had died of his injuries and another is still in hospital.

Owners of firearms in New Zealand are required to have a license but they are not required to register their firearms, unlike in Australia. So I think it's really important to bring your little ones.

The main suspect in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques was charged with one count of murder a day after an attack that killed 49 people and wounded dozens, prompting the prime minister to vow reform of the country's gun laws. He will appear at New Zealand's High Court on April 5.

Her fellow countrymen seemed to want to prove her right by volunteering acts of kindness.

Ms Ardern, who arrived in Christchurch Saturday, said the shooter was not on any watchlist and did not have a criminal record. "We were chosen for the very fact that we are none of these things". I mean, you're killing people. Until Friday, the country's worst mass shooting was in 1990, when a lone gunman killed 13 people in the small town of Aramoana.

New Zealand is not at home with such bloodshed. None of them had been on any security watch lists prior to the attack, officials said. A surviving son was convicted of their murders in 1995, but later acquitted at a retrial in 2009 and awarded a payout of nearly $1 million New Zealand dollars ($680,000).

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The national public broadcaster Radio New Zealand quoted an eyewitness who said, "There was blood everywhere". A police presence has been placed at mosques around the country and ramped up throughout Christchurch .

In Hamilton, police said they had increased their presence at all area mosques and other places of worship after connecting with leaders in the Islamic community. He claimed to represent Europeans and whites in a battle against immigrants, people he repeatedly described as "invaders".

"We are a very diverse society, we have over 200 ethnicities, 160 languages.we have been very welcoming to outsiders", Banks said Friday.

The White House released a statement condemning the attacks.

Ardern, wearing a black headscarf, met with survivors and victims' families Saturday at a college which has become an information centre for those affected by the tragedy.

US President Donald Trump, who condemned the attack as a "horrible massacre", was praised by the accused gunman in a manifesto posted online as "a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose".

A video that was apparently livestreamed by the shooter shows the attack in horrifying detail.

An unidentified man wrestled a gun from the hands of the man involved in the terror attack in New Zealand and prevented further deaths, according to witnesses.

One global survey conducted in 2018 placed New Zealand as the world's safest country. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube all said they had taken steps to remove copies of the videos. Versions of the video reportedly persisted on the sites for hours after the shootings.

Crusaders chief executive Colin Mainsbridge says "yesterday's horrific attacks have left us all feeling stunned".

This is a developing story.

There were reports on social media that Daoud Nabi had opened the door to the terrorist, greeting him with the words "hello brother".