What We Know: New Zealand Mosque Shootings

Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch New Zealand on Friday. Multiple people are in custody after shootings at two mosques there

49 Dead In 'Terrorist Attack' At 2 Mosques In Christchurch, New Zealand

The attacks on two mosques by a right-wing extremist left 49 people dead.

Most of the victims were at the Al Noor mosque, as the attacker was reportedly chased out of the Linwood mosque by a "well known Muslim local" who fired two shots in pursuit, according to the New Zealand Herald.

The police commissioner warned anybody who was thinking of going to a mosque anywhere in New Zealand on Friday to stay put.

Immigrants "have chosen to make New Zealand their home, and it is their home", Ardern said.

"We pray that people understand that differences should not be resolved through violence". Whatever colour you are, what background you are, who you are, what religion you are - I mean, who cares?

"The regulation of guns in New Zealand is categorised as restrictive", say the authors of the database. We have families that have moved here for that reason, they could not go to their places of worship.

Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim mayor of London, said Londoners stood shoulder to shoulder with the people of Christchurch.

"Active shooter drills, situational awareness train our ushers and greeters about how to lock down the facility, where our evacuation routes are in the building", Orsini said.

Muhammad Afzal Mirza, imam of the Bait Ul Islam Mosque, led Friday morning prayers there. "More importantly it was also about standing in solidarity in a small way to offer their love and support to the people of Christchurch".

"When a church is attacked it hurts".

Meanwhile, the final day of the Auckland secondary schools dance festival Polyfest was cancelled following the attacks. In gruesome video footage, which The Post is not publishing, the attacker approaches the entrance to the mosque and raises his weapon.

Two mosques in Christchurch were attacked Friday around the time of afternoon prayers.

"What does it take for an individual or individuals to be this brutal and inhumane?"

Citing right-wing USA commentator Candace Owens as an inspiration, Tarrant also claimed he had been in brief contact with Anders Breivik, the far-right extremist who killed 77 people in attacks in Norway in 2011.

Alexandre Bissonnette was sentenced to life in prison in February this year. Last year, the prime minister announced the country would boost its annual refugee quota from 1,000 to 1,500 starting in 2020. Another showed a pair of figures, one in a headscarf, embracing.

"I also want to acknowledge ambulance staff who many will have seen acting swiftly under horrific conditions, and all medical staff who continue to work with those who are injury".

"I'm convinced they are feeling a awful pain". They were cold-blooded killers.

Benabdallah added that amid the mourning, it was time to speak out against extremism in all its forms.

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".

"The world can not continue like this".

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

Moe was asked if he was at all concerned about the safety of Muslims in Saskatchewan following word that Saskatoon police were increasing patrols around mosques in the city.

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