Christchurch shootings: 'You can respond with fear or friendship'

Christchurch shootings: 'You can respond with fear or friendship'

Christchurch shootings: 'You can respond with fear or friendship'

"Call this hatred out".

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canadians are appalled by the attack and said they remember all too well the sorrow after a Canadian man shot dead six Muslim men in a Quebec mosque in 2017.

"But in doing so, it was an attack on all peace loving peoples, on all innocent peoples".

"I convey the message of love and support on behalf of New Zealand to all of you, she said". In the Australian Parliament also.

The attacks in two mosques in central Christchurch killed at least 49 people and injured 48 others. "Clearly what has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence".

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Tarrant, handcuffed and wearing a white prison suit, stood silently in the Christchurch District Court where he was remanded without a plea.

Tributes in Christchurch following the attack.

"New Zealanders love us", said one man at the hospital, an Afghan refugee and survivor of the attack. A four-year-old girl has been transferred to the Starship Hospital in Auckland. Ardern labeled the carnage a terrorist attack and has vowed to change the country's gun laws as a result.

In Australia, which is seen as culturally similar to New Zealand and has lively farming and hunting communities, the catalyst for outlawing high-powered weapons was the shooting of 35 people at Port Arthur in Tasmania in 1996.

Tarrant had been living in Dunedin, a city located just south of Christchurch, and had "sporadically" lived in New Zealand, the country's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said during a press conference on Saturday.

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"Police are working to bring those bodies out by the end of the day". "All good?" they say.

He said New Zealand's reputation as a peace-loving nation could also have been a factor in the planning. The gunman spends more than two minutes inside the mosque spraying terrified worshippers with bullets again and again, sometimes re-firing at people he has already cut down.

"If this evil thinks we will stop going to our mosque here or stop doing our worship to our god, Allah, we never ever can not stop", Linwood mosque Imam Ibrahim Abdelhalim told reporters outside. This reaffirms what we have always maintained: that terrorism does not have a religion. He very much wished for his condolences to be passed on to New Zealand. A second shooting at the Linwood Mosque, about 3 miles away, left seven people dead there. She said the shooter had five guns, two of them semi-automatic.

The gym's owner, Tracey Gray, described him as a hard-working trainer but said he appeared to have been changed by his travels in Europe and Asia - which social media posts suggested included trips as far afield as Pakistan and North Korea.

"They were not on any watchlists either here or in Australia", she said.

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Locals lay flowers in tribute to those killed and injured at Deans Avenue near the Al Noor Mosque.

Tarrant's manifesto, which decries a "white genocide", had clear echoes of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people including schoolchildren attending a summer camp in 2011. He will be in custody until April 5, according to the High Court in Christchurch.

He did not speak, but was looking around particularly at the media present. And at such a time, when the police come forward and the leaders of other faiths come forward like the rabbis from the synagogue, the pastors from the churches, they all came, and the politicians also.

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

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