New Zealand mosques' attack suspect praised Trump in manifesto

What New Zealand the U.S. Norway and Canada Have in Common After the Christchurch Attack

What New Zealand the U.S. Norway and Canada Have in Common After the Christchurch Attack

Ibrahim said he managed to escape via the backdoor of the mosque: "Lots of people we were inside and there was a door on the right side for the ladies entrance section".

That Act created a regulation so that anyone over the age of 16, who is a "fit and proper person" and the law defines as "a person of good character who will abide by the Laws of New Zealand", can be legally granted a gun license; which is require in order to buy or own a gun.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's statement condemned the attacks as terrorism and said everyone must work to "confront Islamophobia". Answering questions from reporters, Ardern said all options to restrict gun violence would be considered. In fact, for many, New Zealand was a choice, a place they actively came to and committed themselves to, the place they were raising their families, where they were part of communities they loved and who loved them.

Derek Fildebrandt, leader of Freedom Conservative Party of Alberta, called the attack "so terribly sad", while Alberta Party Leader Stephen Mandel said the tragedy "reminds us that even in the most peaceful places, anger, hate, and bigotry still exist". Schools were temporarily put on lockdown in the city, which is the largest on the South Island of New Zealand, with a population of about 400,000. "He asked what support the USA could provide".

Magnus Ranstorp, of the Swedish National Defense College, analysed the manifesto and said it had similarities with Norwegian far-right killer Anders Behring Breivik.

"Attacking innocent people during prayers is appalling". Arden followed law enforcement in not naming him or two other suspects who were being questioned. The gunman - identified as an Australian white nationalist - apparently livestreamed the assault and published a manifesto online.

One global survey conducted in 2018 placed New Zealand as the world's safest country. "They were not a resident of Christchurch", she said.

Two other people arrested are yet to be charged.

Another seven people were massacred at the Linwood Masjid Mosque with another victim dying in hospital.

The video footage, posted live online as the attack unfolded, showed a man driving to the mosque, entering it and shooting randomly at people inside. One of those injured is a five-year-old girl.

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