Louisan learns his uncle was wounded in New Zealand mosque attacks
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 16, 2019,
Mar 16, 2019, 7:08
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At least 49 people were killed at two mosques in Christchurch yesterday.
The attack was also reportedly live streamed on Facebook for 17 minutes by the accused gunman.
The one attacker that has been charged, identified as Australian Brenton Tarrant, cited a number of familiar xenophobic and Islamophobic talking points against immigrants and Muslims in a manifesto posted online.
Yassir Morsi, a politics lecturer at La Trobe University in Melbourne, said that the attacks were the result of "racism and ongoing white supremacy", linking the racist nature of the attack and manifesto to Australia's and New Zealand's legacy of oppression of their own aboriginal peoples.
"Americans make a lot of efforts to understand people and welcome people, this is how I know Americans", Chami said. "Everybody in every community deserves to be able to be accepted, included and feel like they have a place to call home", Basran said.
"I did not see it".
Trump referred to the attacks at a pair of New Zealand mosques as "terror attacks" during remarks, the first time the President had done so himself publicly. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families", press secretary Sarah Sanders said in the statement Friday morning.
Momla says he and other Imams across Canada are discussing the attack in their sermons.
The shootings in New Zealand show how the services they offer can be exploited by extremist groups, said Lucinda Creighton, senior advisor to the Counter Extremism Project.
U.S. Sen. Martha McSally said in a statement to KTAR News 92.3 FM that the shootings were a "despicable, intolerable, murderous act that has no place in our world". They have also been studying the horrific events in New Zealand amid growing concerns about the threat from far-right extremism.
She pronounced it "one of New Zealand's darkest days". We recognize that U.S. Muslims are feeling especially threatened and vulnerable, especially as they head to Jummah today. It's a very sad day for our Muslim community and the whole of New Zealand, " Musa said.
Ivanka Trump made a specific reference to Muslim communities in her condemnation.
"We keep saying that the attacks have to stop, all attacks have to stop, but to kill people while they pray and are in a peaceful place like a mosque is just disgusting and against everything we are or should be as humans", the MP said. We can not let those who seek to spread hatred take that from us.To our friends in the Muslim community, we stand with you.
"Earlier I spoke with Prime Minister Ardern of New Zealand to express the sorrow of our nation following the monstrous terrorist attacks in two mosques".
Premier John Horgan said B.C. sends "deepest condolences to people who have lost their loved ones". People around the world feel less safe in their communities today, and that is something we can not accept. We must have been about 50 yards from the mosque. "Kia kaha", Brown tweeted.