Suspect in New Zealand mosque killings makes first court appearance

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

Police also defused explosive devices in a auto.

"We're now in contact with the Muslim leadership in the community to come up with a safety plan for them", said Ehalt. Police have warned the public that sharing the video is an offence and social media companies have said they are trying to scrub it from their platforms.

The gunman, identified as 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant, killed at least 49 individuals, seriously injuring dozens of others, in carrying out an attack on Muslim worshippers in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.

Jordan's state-run Petra news reported that two Jordanians were killed in the attack, and Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal tweeted that four Pakistanis were wounded and five others missing Friday. Tarrant did not apply for bail, and per ABC News reports, did not apply to have his name suppressed. "We're in a big multi-diverse society, everybody can just practise their religion freely, they can enjoy their rituals, without actually being forced to change their beliefs". "There's no place for Islamophobia".

Police throughout the GTA have increased security around religious institutions. "We got it from the Windsor police", said Mirza Baig, president of the Windsor Islamic Association.

"He was professional, he was punctual, reliable.as normal as one person to the next", she said.

"We are a Forum family and what affects one, affects all". People's lives have been changed forever.

"Because I was running late I decided not to go", said Khan. He received a phone call Friday morning from his brother-in-law Adan Ibrahin Dirie, who was in the hospital with gunshot wounds.

Ardern, wearing a black headscarf, met with survivors and victims' families Saturday at a college which has become an information centre for those affected by the tragedy. "Our thoughts and our prayers are with them".

"Let's call it what it is", he said.

Mark Tantrum via Getty ImagesNew Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media on Saturday.

Overwhelming emotional support poured out from New Zealand residents for the victims of the carnage at two mosques in Christchurch.

Multiple people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of people attending Friday prayers, as New Zealand police warned people to stay indoors as they tried to determine if more than one gunman was involved. And he singled out American conservative commentator Candace Owens as the person who had influenced him the most, while saying "the extreme actions she calls for are too much, even for my tastes".

Three months ago, he said, he started planning to target Christchurch.

"This kind of rhetoric has consequences". Words can not describe the pain we are feeling for you.

"We're hoping that wouldn't spread any fear in our youth, in our community", Wahb said.

Ardern, who was flying to Christchurch on Saturday, said she had spoken to Trump, who had asked how he could help. New Zealand's police commissioner, Mike Bush, said they were "working through" whether one or both of them had any involvement in this incident.

"We need to stand up and we need to stand together and united".

48 people were injured in the terrorist attack that was carried out during Friday prayers at Al Noor Masjid and a smaller mosque in Linwood.

The gunman also livestreamed in graphic detail 17 minutes of his rampage at Al Noor Mosque, where, armed with at least two assault rifles and a shotgun, he sprayed worshippers with bullets over and over, killing at least 41 people. And a victim in one of the shootings died on the way to the hospital.

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