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

Horror and sorrow: U of T reacts to attack on Christchurch mosque

Horror and sorrow: U of T reacts to attack on Christchurch mosque

A man places flowers at a makeshift memorial near the Masjid al Noor mosque in Christchurch, where one of the two mass shootings occurred. No images have emerged from the second mosque.

According to the National Terrorism Threat Advisory System, this would mean authorities have received "credible intelligence that indicates that individuals or groups continue to possess the intent and capability to conduct a terrorist attack in Australia".

The visiting Bangladesh cricket team was arriving for prayers at one of the mosques when the shooting started but all members were safe, a team coach told Reuters.

Two other armed suspects were taken into custody Friday while police tried to determine what role, if any, they played in the cold-blooded attack that stunned New Zealand, a country so peaceful that police officers rarely carry guns.

Ankara on Friday said it was investigating Tarrant's multiple visits to Turkey, and who he might have met while he was there. Thirty- six people were still being treated on Saturday, 11 of whom remained in intensive care. One further person later died in hospital. But it has been a pleasure to know you all, guys.

Nabi is survived by four sons, one daughter and nine grandchildren who he loved "immensely", said Omar. Many people were killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday, a witness said.

Ms Arden stated the deadly attacks was one of New Zealand's "darkest days" and vowed to change the country's current gun laws.

"In response to the attacks in New Zealand, we have a heightened police presence in the community focusing on places of worship - especially mosques", police said in a statement.

The victims of Friday's shooting included immigrants from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

"The election of Donald Trump has emboldened the alt-right around the world, and New Zealand is no exception to that". "I'm not sure how to deal with this".

They shared a video message from musicians SOL3MIO, who dedicated a song to "New Zealand, and to family and friends". "I can't even go to the mosque now because I am scared of that happening again", the 16-year-old told New Zealand television.

During the same years, Christchurch lost 20,000 people from its population - residents who no longer saw a future for themselves in the city. "Hopefully she will be so much better", he said.

"We we are sending out Pacific music of healing and hope for our Muslim communities in Aotearoa". "In New Zealand, only licensed gun owners may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition".

New Zealand now has no ban on semi-automatic military-style weapons.

"Has there been travel to the United States?" The alleged gunman obtained a gun license in November 2017.

Outside one of the two mosques, 32-year-old Ash Mohammed pushed through police barricades in hopes of finding out what happened to his father and two brothers, whose cellphones rang unanswered. Versions of the video reportedly persisted on the sites for hours after the shootings.

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.

Pacific Islands Forum Chair and president of Nauru Baron Waqa expressed his "deepest condolences" to the people and government of New Zealand on what he called a sad day for Christchurch and a sad day for the region.

He said he helped about five people recover in his home.

But updates were slow to come, and many families were still waiting for news of their missing loved ones.

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