Forty-nine people have been lost their lives and at least 20 wounded in the act of shootings at two Christchurch mosque in New Zealand. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern labels this violent act as a “terrorist attack”.
“We believe that 40 people have lost their lives in this act of extreme violence” – New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern describes the Christchurch mosque shootings as a “terrorist attack”https://t.co/gR0rfsjn5W pic.twitter.com/vTPYicjOj7— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) March 15, 2019
I have covered the rise of hate crimes against Muslims since 2016. And while this is some of the most horrific footage I’ve seen, when I was first about the mosque attack in New Zealand— I was not surprised.— Talal Ansari (@TalalNAnsari) March 15, 2019
“Firearms and explosive devices were recovered” Police Commissioner Mike Bush said. The killer is an Australian extremist, authorities said, who apparently live streamed the attack on Facebook.
A 28-year-old Australian gunman named Brenton Tarrant live-streamed the whole act with a head-mounted camera from close range inside the Al Noor mosque. The video captured was extremely violent and showed indiscriminately shooting men, women and children.
I strongly condemn the horrific terrorist attack on Mosque in New Zealand during Friday prayers killing 40 people. I always belief that terrorism doesn’t have a religion. We must not allow these criminals to divided us! My thoughts and prayers are with the whole of New Zealand. pic.twitter.com/Jz4U38XTma— Yanks Sawo (@yanks71) March 15, 2019
Police announced publicly not to share his extremely disturbing video footage online. In response to this, Facebook had removed the gunman’s Facebook and Instagram accounts and was removing the copies of the footage, if had any. Everyone praised the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to consider this violent act as terrorist attack and considered the Muslim people of her own country.
“They have chosen to make New Zealand their home, and it is their home. They are us. The person who has perpetuated this violence against us is not. They have no place in New Zealand.” – Jacinta Ardern, New Zealand Prime Minister ❤— cate (@categcc) March 15, 2019
“They are us”, says NZ PM Jacinta Ardern. She’s right. No one going to their place of worship should have to worry about their safety. Let no one underplay the scourge of Islamophobic, racist, extreme right terrorism. We need to rethink what we can do to counter it.— Iain Dale (@IainDale) March 15, 2019
I for one have found some comfort in the words of Jacinda Ardern, thank you for acknowledging this as a Terrorist Act Prime Minister. #MosqueAttack #TerroristAttack #NewZealandShooting— Foxy the Furry Tail Princess (@FoxyLustyGrover) March 15, 2019
As per the sources, there was one Hyderabad man shot at in New Zealand mosques attack and 9 Indian origin people missing after New Zealand shootings.
As per updates received from multiple sources there are 9 missing persons of indian nationality/ origin. Official confirmation still awaited. Huge crime against humanity. Our prayers with their families— sanjiv kohli (@kohli_sanjiv) March 15, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed “deep shock and sadness” to this terrorist attack in New Zealand. He strongly condemned this act of terrorism and all those who support such violent acts.
PM Narendra Modi expresses his deep shock and sadness at the loss of scores of innocent lives in heinous terrorist attack at the places of worship in #Christchurch, New Zealand. pic.twitter.com/UmP7fzmYVs— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) March 15, 2019
Trump also condemned ‘horrible’ New Zealand mosque attacks.
My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured. The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2019
49 killed in the Terrorist Attack of the New Zealand Mosque today. #Christchurch#NewZealandMosqueAttack .— Political4You (@YouPolitical4) March 15, 2019
Every Nations of world Condemn this terror attack on NewZealand.@jacindaardern PM of Newzland.@narendramodi PM of India 🇮🇳 @realDonaldTrump of USA 🇺🇸@ScottMorrisonMP . pic.twitter.com/WyPB1oKyWW