Published: Sat, March 16, 2019
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Australian Man Appears In Court On Murder Charge After Christchurch Attack

Australian Man Appears In Court On Murder Charge After Christchurch Attack

"I condemn the terrorist attack on the mosques in Christchurch in the strongest possible terms and send my condolences on behalf of the people of #Israel to the families of the victims, the injured, the government and the people of New Zealand", Rivlin wrote.

A murder suspect was to appear in a New Zealand court Saturday morning in connection with the mass shootings in which at least 49 people were killed at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, an unprecedented attack apparently broadcast live for a time on social media.

Two other armed suspects were taken into custody while police tried to determine what role, if any, they played in the cold-blooded attack that stunned New Zealand, a country so peaceful that police officers rarely carry guns.

In a manifesto he left behind, the suspected gunman described himself as a 28-year-old Australian and sought to make clear that he was a white nationalist who hates immigrants, that he wanted revenge over attacks in Europe perpetrated by Muslim assailants and that he wanted to create fear. Following the attack, New Zealand's national security level was changed from "low" to "high".

"I'm also in the same building as the people bringing him to justice", she said.

"We are in the midst of a surge of right-wing terrorism that has been metastasising in plain sight while generating only a muted response from domestic counter-terrorism authorities", he said.

In Europe, German Chancellor Merkel mourned "with the New Zealanders for their fellow citizens who were attacked and murdered out of racist hatred while peacefully praying in their mosques". "People who were there for my engagement - dead", Ali told the news outlet. "It is a signal to say - I am with you", she told AFP. "I just don't understand it".

Wahb noted that the attacker had written the name of the Quebec City mosque shooter on his weapon, "so that actually triggers the sad feeling and the sorrow of this tragedy that happened here because we actually experienced it with a city that is close by here".

During a second shooting at the nearby Linwood Masjid Mosque, seven people were killed.

"The shooting started slow and then it was much faster".

Service at a mosque in Gibsonia
Service at a mosque in Gibsonia

Children's screams can be heard in the distance as he returns to his auto to get another weapon.

"We are horrified and devastated by the tragic attacks against our Muslim brothers and sisters in New Zealand". At least 49 people died. After walking back outside and shooting a woman there, he gets back in his vehicle, where the song "Fire" by English rock band "The Crazy World of Arthur Brown" can be heard blasting from the speakers.

He said when he arrived he found police and made his way past a cordon.

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.

New Zealand's ambassador-designate to the U.S., Rosemary Banks, told NPR that authorities are "convinced this particular event is over".

Indian officials have not said whether the nine were believed to be living in Christchurch.

Alsaleh moved to New Zealand from Palestine in 1996 and thought it was a safe place to live.

The Prime Minister added the immediate focus for the victim's families was to bury the dead in accordance with Islamic custom.

New Zealand is generally considered to be a welcoming country for migrants and refugees. He thanked the neighbours of the mosque for their support and said "New Zealand people are nice".

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Currently, New Zealand restricts the purchase of "military-style semi-automatic weapons" to those 18 or older. Indian officials have not said whether the nine were believed to be living in Christchurch .

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