New Zealand mosque attack: 'Let's get this party started' boasted Brenton Tarrant

New Zealand mosque attack: 'Let's get this party started' boasted Brenton Tarrant

In gruesome video footage, which The Post is not publishing, the attacker approaches the entrance to the mosque and raises his weapon.

Ardern said 30 people were killed at the Al Noor mosque, the city's main mosque, and another 10 at a mosque in the suburb of Linwood.

He added that one of his friends had died of his injuries and another is still in hospital.

One man who said he was at the Al Noor mosque told media the gunman was white, blond and wearing a helmet and a bulletproof vest. "I thought I'm gone as well". Shortly before the attack, he published a 73-page "manifesto" in which he vowed "revenge" against Muslim "invaders" and said he was inspired by Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011. He has not been publicly identified by officials.

For most St. Louisans, the terrorist attack in New Zealand may feel far away.

Police officers search the area near the Masjid Al Noor mosque site of one of the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch New Zealand Saturday

CHRISTCHURCH, March 16 ― The main suspect in New Zealand's worst peacetime mass shooting meant to continue the rampage before he was caught by police, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said today.

In Peel Region, consisting of cities west of Toronto such as Mississauga, Ont., and Brampton, Ont., Chief Chris McCord said specialized equity and community mobilization units would be making the rounds of mosques and other places of worship.

The unprecedented shootings have been confirmed as an act of terror by NZ's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. "We were chosen for the very fact that we are none of these things. And those values, I can assure you, will not, and cannot, be shaken by this attack".

The live-streamed attack by an immigrant-hating white nationalist killed at least 49 people as they gathered for weekly prayers in Christchurch.

New Zealand police have not released the names of those killed in the attack, but charging documents listed one of the victims as Salwa Mirwan Mohamad. "Our city has changed forever today", Mayor Lianne Dalziel said in a statement.


The Pacific Music Awards organisation in New Zealand also expressed its shock and solidarity over the shootings. The manifesto also claimed U.S. President Donald Trump and American alt-right commentators as inspiration.

"We are part of the New Zealand community".

"Even if you ask someone about the natural disaster today they will start crying, so this tragedy will stay in the heart of everyone", says Raj Sandhu, 25, who moved to New Zealand from India three years ago, and came to the Al Noor mosque to pay his respects. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube all said they had taken steps to remove copies of the videos.

Instead, the 52-year-old ended up in surgery to have a bullet removed from his spine after he dove in front of his two sons to protect them from a gunman who stormed a mosque in Christchurch on Friday, Gulf News reported.

Something the Jewish faith communities have done and continue to do since the Tree of Life tragedy.


The MCC said it had contacted the police in Chicago, Morton Grove and Skokie and asked for extra patrols as well.

Sahra Ahmed, a New Zealander of Somali origin, said she was touched by the PM's gesture.

He said they were praying "to our God of all peoples and of all cultures for peace, tolerance and good will".

The AR-15 was used at Port Arthur, as well as a number of high-profile mass shootings in the United States.


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