Published: Sun, March 17, 2019
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

New Zealand Attacker Purchased All Firearms Legally

New Zealand Attacker Purchased All Firearms Legally

Naeem migrated to New Zealand with his family in 2009 and was a teacher.

On Saturday, the White House said U.S. Vice President Mike Pence spoke with New Zealand's Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters on Friday to express condolences for "the despicable terror attacks".

The statement added that a range of activities must be completed before names can be released publicly, "this includes next of kin notifications, which, in many cases, will have worldwide aspects to them".

Police officials said they understand the religious duty of the Islamic faith to bury the deceased as soon as possible and are "working closely with the Chief Coroner to do everything possible to expedite the process".

Images captured by media outlets during that court appearance are being published blurred or pixellated due to an order from the judge who presided over Tarrant's hearing, The New Zealand Herald reports.

"He had a big gun.He came and started shooting everyone in the mosque, everywhere", said the man, Ahmad Al-Mahmoud.

The Australian man allegedly responsible for live streaming a massacre of Muslims as they prayed in New Zealand mosques was not previously known to security agencies in Australia or New Zealand, authorities said.

Residents pay their respects by placing flowers for the victims of the mosques attacks in Christchurch.

Two armed guards brought Brenton Tarrant into court.

Forty-nine people were killed and dozens more were left injured in two separate attacks on two mosques in Christchurch. Two victims died later while hospitalized.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the shooter, an Australian native, had chosen to strike in New Zealand "because we represent diversity, kindness, compassion".

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"The offender was mobile, there were two other firearms in the vehicle that the offender was in, and it absolutely was his intention to continue with his attack", Ardern told reporters in Christchurch on Saturday. She also says New Zealand will make "weekly compensation" available to victims' dependents on an ongoing basis.

Ardern further differentiated herself from Trump's conduct following attacks on minority communities when she was asked whether she agreed with the president's assessment, shared on Friday, that white supremacy is not a growing global problem.

He said up to 70 people were praying inside Linwood when gunshots were heard.

The events have shocked New Zealand, a peaceful nation of just under five million people in the South Pacific where gun violence is relatively rare.

Abdikina Ali-Hassarn and his family moved to New Zealand from Somalia four years ago and were regular worshippers at the Linwood mosque.

"My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the terrible massacre in the Mosques", he tweeted.

His brother Abdi managed to flee the carnage while his father pretended he was dead after he was shot and managed to escape, The Age said.

The third cricket test between New Zealand and Bangladesh, whose team were on a bus approaching one of the mosques with the attack underway, was canceled on Friday.

"I can tell you one thing right now, our gun laws will change", Ardern said. Neighboring Australia has virtually banned semi-automatic rifles from private ownership since a lone gunman killed 35 people with assault rifles in 1996.

Pence also affirmed US cooperation in ensuring all the perpetrators were brought to justice. He was a direct threat and officers "had to use some force" to effect the arrest, Bush said.

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Head of the former National Front party - now National Rally (Rassemblement National), Marine Le Pen also condemned the attacks. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the attacks the "latest example of rising racism and Islamophobia".

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