Tag: New Zealand mass killing

Kiwis pay tribute as mosque families clamour for return of dead

New Zealanders flocked to pay tribute Sunday to the 50 worshippers slain in two mosque attacks, as families clamoured for the return of their dead. Coroners said they hoped to let grieving relatives fulfil Islamic burial customs soon, but insisted they had to move carefully through their investigation […]

New Zealand citizens open to gun reform after massacre

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — The New Zealand leader’s promise of tightened gun laws in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings has been widely welcomed by a stunned population. Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern said her Cabinet will consider the details of the changes on Monday. She has said […]

New Zealand prepares to bury mosque victims as toll hits 50

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Anguished relatives anxiously waited Sunday for authorities to release the remains of those who were killed in massacres at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, while police announced the death toll from the racist attacks had risen to 50. Islamic law […]

Suspected white supremacist charged with murder after New Zealand mosque shootings

CHRISTCHURCH/WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday after 49 people were killed and dozens wounded in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques. Tarrant, handcuffed and wearing a white prison suit, stood silently in the Christchurch […]

Stricken New Zealanders reach out to Muslims after shooting

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — New Zealand’s stricken residents reached out to Muslims in their neighborhoods and around the country on Saturday, with a fierce determination to show kindness to a community in pain as a 28-year-old white supremacist stood silently before a judge, accused in mass shootings at […]

Mosque shootings kill 49; white racist claims responsibility

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers in an attack broadcast in horrifying, live video by an immigrant-hating white nationalist wielding at least two rifles. One man was arrested and charged with murder, […]

Mosque attacks spark outrage, fuel concern over Islamophobia

BRUSSELS — World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation Friday following the deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand, while Muslim leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a rising tide of violent Islamophobia. In a tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump sent “warmest sympathy and best wishes” to […]

Mosque killer’s rifles bore white-supremacist references

The self-proclaimed racist who attacked a New Zealand mosque during Friday prayers in an assault that killed 49 people used rifles covered in white-supremacist graffiti and listened to a song glorifying a Bosnian Serb war criminal. These details highlight the toxic beliefs behind an unprecedented, live-streamed massacre, which […]

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