The suspect, Brenton Harrison Tarrant, appeared in court Saturday, charged with one count of murder.
"There is one charge of murder brought at the moment, it is reasonable to assume that there will be others", said the judge, whose name was not reported by the AP. He is due back in court on April 5 and police said he was likely to face further charges.
Her fellow countrymen seemed to want to prove her right by volunteering acts of kindness.
Doctors at Christchurch hospital said they worked through the night in 12 operating theatres to do what they could to save the survivors.
"Love always wins over hate".
On a bunch of pink lilies one family had written a card to "our Muslim brothers and sisters".
In light of the deadly attack, the St. Paul Police Department said they will be making more frequent visits to mosques in the city and spend more time in nearby areas. An officer stopped him. "Prayers go out to the victims and families whose lives have forever changed because of this senseless attack".
We are a proud nation of more than 200 ethnicities, 160 languages, and amongst said diversity, we share common values and the one we place the currency on right now and tonight is our compassion and the support for the community of those directly affected by this tragedy and secondly, the strongest possibly condemnation of the ideology of the people who did this.
Nearby, Akhtar Khokhur leaned on the shoulders of her friend and cried as she held up her cellphone with an image of her husband.
"There is no place in the upcoming debate for the radical gun lobby which has made its presence felt in previous attempts to make our country safer", Cahill said in a statement. The couple was due to fly out Sunday.
In 2011 Breivik massacred 77 people, shooting to death 69 participants in a summer camp on a Norwegian island, and killed eight others by detonating a van bomb in the middle of Oslo. They have not heard from him since. Prior to the attack, Tarrant also published a 87-page manifesto on Twitter that is rife with white nationalist propaganda.
At least 49 people have died, seven at Linwood Masjid Mosque and 41 at Masjid Al Noor Mosque.
Christchurch hospital's chief of surgery, Dr Greg Robertson, said numerous victims would require multiple surgeries. Another showed a pair of figures, one in a headscarf, embracing. He also had more assault weapons in the trunk of his vehicle, along with what appeared to be explosives.
At least 49 people were killed and more were injured.
Tributes in Christchurch following the attack. There is growing mainstream acceptance of the "Islamization" conspiracy, says Lydia Khalil, a terrorism expert at Australian think-tank the Lowy Institute. He had no criminal history in New Zealand or Australia, and had not drawn the attention of the intelligence community for extremist views.
Two semi-automatic weapons, two shotguns and lever-action gun were used in the attacks.
Many of you will have seen that Air New Zealand has cancelled all turboprop flights out of Christchurch tonight and will review the situation in the morning. The country has historically had a low homicide rate. In 2015, it had just eight. Tarrant was also a legal gun owner and used legal means to acquire the five guns used in Friday's attacks, according to Ardern.
The AR-15 is a semi-automatic version of the United States military M16 rifle.
But in just 36 minutes on Friday afternoon, 49 Muslims were shot dead at two Christchurch mosques, leaving more dead than there were murders in all of previous year.