World leaders have expressed their disgust, support, and determination in response to the deaths of 49 people in mass shootings in New Zealand on Friday.
Two gunmen entered two mosques in Christchurch at 1:40 p.m. and opened fire with automatic weapons, police said. A 28-year-old man has been charged with murder.
Here’s how the world responded to what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.”
At least 49 Muslims were killed in two mass shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday.
World leaders like US President Donald Trump, Turkey’s President Recep Erdoğan, and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan have spoken out to stand by New Zealanders, and reassure Muslims the world over.
Officials in Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and India have said their citizens may have been involved in the massacre.
New Zealand police said late on Friday they have arrested a 28-year-old white man and charged him with murder.
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Turkey’s President Recep Erdoğan said the attack illustrated a growing hostility toward Islam, “idly” watched by the world.
“With this attack, hostility towards Islam, that the …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics