New Zealand terrorist supports Trump ‘as a symbol of renewed white identity’

New Zealand terrorist supports Trump ‘as a symbol of renewed white identity’

Police increased patrols at London mosques and offered safety advice on Friday over fears of a copycat attack after the white supremacist attack in New Zealand, wich left 49 people dead. - AP A woman paying her respects to the victims of the attack at a makeshift memorial near the Masjid Al Noor mosque, Saturday, March 16, 2019, Christchurch, New Zealand.

New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said additional charges are forthcoming.

"As soon as New Zealanders hear that someone was legally able to acquire, as I'm advised, those weapons and carry out this event, that will raise enormous questions with our gun laws, and that is why we will respond swiftly", Ardern said.

'I can tell you one thing right now, our gun laws will change, ' Ardern said.

There are now four individuals who have been apprehended, but three are connected to this attack who are now in custody, one of which has publicly stated that they were Australian-born.

He live-streamed footage of himself going room-to-room, victim to victim, shooting the wounded from close range as they struggled to crawl away in the main Christchurch mosque.


Before Friday's attack, New Zealand's deadliest shooting in modern history took place in 1990 in the small town of Aramoana, where a gunman killed 13 people following a dispute with a neighbour. Funerals were planned on Saturday for some of the victims, several of whom were born overseas.

A suspect in the mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques on Friday appeared in court on Saturday and was charged with murder.

None of those arrested by the police had been on any watchlists of the authorities either in New Zealand or in Australia, Ardern argued. Police say that this person was a member of the public armed with a gun with the intention of assisting officers.

Ardern said at her press conference that she wasn't ready to support a similar program just yet.

She further said that this act of terror was "not New Zealand".

"One of the issues we are facing is that the guns that were used in this case appear to have been modified", Ardern said.


He has been charged with murder and sent to custody without plea until April 5, when he will be produced before the high court for a hearing, reported NZ Herald. "That work is already underway", she said.

The attack has prompted an outpouring of grief and deep shock in this usually peaceful and hospitable country, which prides itself on welcoming refugees fleeing violence or persecution.

There are people who I would describe as having extremist views that have absolutely no place in New Zealand and in fact have no place in the world.

Khokhur and husband Mehaboobbhai Khokhur had travelled from India to spend time with Imran, who dropped off his father at the Al Noor mosque on Friday and was looking for a parking space when the shooting began.

Mass shootings and violent crime are rare in New Zealand, a country of almost 5 million people. "There is a dimming of enlightenment in many parts of the world".

Trump said: "I don't really".


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