New Zealand prime minister says shooting suspect was a licensed gun owner


It has been rebuilding since an quake in 2011 killed 185 people and destroyed many downtown buildings. "For people of all religions and of none, a red line has been crossed".

Other world leaders are joining Ardern in condemning the attacks and offering their condolences to the victims' families. The test match they were scheduled to play against New Zealand tomorrow has been called off.

He said he had not heard from his father and brother since yesterday, when they went to the mosque.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the attack was a result of Muslims being demonized.

Hundreds of angry protesters in Dhaka, Bangladesh's capital, chanted "Allahu akbar!" "They are one of us".

A new disturbing photo captures the moment a blood-soaked survivor of Friday morning's New Zealand mosque shooting walked away from the horrific scene.

Before Friday's attack, New Zealand's deadliest shooting in modern history took place in the small town of Aramoana in 1990, when a gunman killed 13 people following a dispute with a neighbour. "They may even be refugees here", Prime Minister Ardern reportedly said.

Speaking at the funeral of a former minister, Erdogan said the Islamophobia that motivated the attacks "has rapidly started to take over Western communities like a cancer". "This is not who we are".

Relief groups like the New Zealand Red Cross are already helping the community register missing persons, connect with loved ones, or mark themselves safe.

Afghanistan's ambassador to Australia and New Zealand said two Afghans are missing and a third person of Afghan origin was treated and released from the hospital.

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Breivik's lawyer Oeystein Storrvik told Norway's VG newspaper that his client, who is in prison, has "very limited contacts with the surrounding world, so it seems very unlikely that he has had contact" with the New Zealand gunman.

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"I want to reassure all New Zealanders that we are doing absolutely everything in our power to respond to this attack, and deploying all available resources in communities across New Zealand", Bush said.

We were not chosen for this act of violence because we condone racism, because we are en enclave for extremism.

The Palestinian chief peace negotiator, Saeb Erekat, called the attack a "consequence of racist ideologies that continue trying to promote religious wars".

"To think that a mosque, a place of peace, tranquility, reflection, and meditation becomes a place where people are targeted simply due to their faith is horrifying and we can't let that happen in Canada or anywhere around the world", Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Ahmed Hussen told the crowd at the vigil.

Ehalt said the attacks in New Zealand are "quite concerning".

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said the attack brought back memories of 2011, when anti-Muslim extremist Anders Breivik killed 77 at a youth gathering on a Norwegian island: "It shows that extremism is nurtured and that it lives in many places".

The Australian was particularly enraged by the death of an 11-year-old Swedish girl in the attack.