Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin condemned Friday's terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch New Zealand, in which at least 49 worshippers were killed. "This can't happen here", as Muslim Association of Marlborough chairman Zayd Blissett told Stuff. I mean, you're killing people. And at such a time, when the police come forward and the leaders of other faiths come forward like the rabbis from the synagogue, the pastors from the churches, they all came, and the politicians also.
Those "elements" were people affiliated with the Canadian Yellow Vest movement, whose Facebook page included some comments celebrating the New Zealand attacks Friday. One of the injured, Penangite Rahimi Ahmad, 36, played dead in order to survive, a friend told the New Straits Times. The country's worst mass shooting was in 1990 when a lone gunman killed 13 people in the small town of Aramoana.
In New Zealand, the minimum age to own a gun is 16 or 18 for military-grad semi-automatic weapons. Jordan's Foreign Ministry confirmed that one Jordanian was killed and five wounded in the attack.
"The offender was in possession of a gun licence" obtained in November 2017, and he started purchasing the weapons the following month, she said.
And many guns don't need to be registered.
"Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers", while Mushfiqur Rahim said: "Alhamdulillah Allah save us today while shooting in Christchurch in the mosque.we r extremely lucky.never want to see this things happen again.pray for us". "Most guns can be legally sold on the Internet or through newspaper ads".
The President of French Polynesia, Edouard Fritch sent a message of support to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, following the attack in Christchurch.
Among the wounded, two were in a critical condition, including a four-year-old child, he said.
"By comparison, Australia had almost 10 deaths per million in 2016, Canada had 5.4 deaths per million, and the United States had 106 deaths per million". But it has one of the lowest gun homicide rates in the world.
He said that this could reawaken trauma for some officers - not from a previous shooting incident but from an quake.
Christchurch is a city of about 400,000 residents, still recovering from a massive natural disaster in 2011 that killed 187 people.
"Many of those who will have been directly affected by this shooting may be migrants to New Zealand, they may even be refugees here".
A witness says many people have been killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. "My parents. chose this country because they knew I would have a good education and they knew I'd be safe walking down the street with a headscarf".
"Her sister was shot on the footpath, on the driveway, and a little kid as well". This incident is likely to cause some soul-searching about security, said an op-ed in Stuff, as the country's terror threat level was raised to high for the first time.
Ardern said that investigators are working to determine whether two others who were taken into custody in relation to the massacre were directly involved. "They won't be alone in questioning whether everything has changed".