Saudi man killed in New Zealand mosque attack

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australian authorities were investigating any links between the country and the attack but declined to provide further details about the gunman

"My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the disgusting massacre in the Mosques".

There was a second shooting at a mosque in the neighborhood of Linwood that resulted in the deaths of at least seven people.

Players from the Hamilton Chiefs and the Hurricanes, two of New Zealand's professional rugby teams, came together in tribute ahead of their Super Rugby match in Hamilton on Friday evening.

Attacks on two mosques in New Zealand which left at least 49 people dead on Friday, March 15 - the Muslim day of prayer - have sparked horror, revulsion and dismay around the world. Police also defused explosive devices in a auto.

Two of the others remain in police custody, with a fourth person arrested deemed not to have been involved in the attacks.

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan echoed Erdogan.

Khan said that increasing Islamophobia after 9/11 was responsible for this act of terror and Muslims were demonised deliberately.

The secretary-general of the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Youssef al-Othaimeen, said in a statement that the attack "served as a further warning on the obvious dangers of hate, intolerance, and Islamophobia".

"Pray for Christchurch, pray for New Zealand and pray for God's peace over the situation".

Schools across the South Island city were on lockdown today as New Zealand's terror level was raised to "high" in the wake of the county's deadliest mass shooting.

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"My thoughts are with the family of Afghan origin who was shot and killed in this heinous incident", he wrote. Sorry for the Muslims senselessly murdered in their mosque.

The head of British counter terror police said that United Kingdom officers will "stand together" with Muslim communities in Christchurch, ensuring that security is heightened across the country. "London will always celebrate the diversity that some seek to destroy".

A previous community engagement event at Ipswich Mosque. He said he wants the city's Muslims to know that New Yorkers "truly embrace" them and "have their backs".

Police detained three men and a woman, and later charged one man with murder. "I couldn't put it into words how I'm feeling right now", Williams said.

French President Emmanuel Macron echoed Merkel's message, condemning an "odious attack" and saying France "stands against any form of extremism". Indonesian Muslim leaders expressed anger at the shooting rampage while urging Muslims to show restraint.

In a statement, The General Secretariat of the Council of Senior Scholars said "We call on the whole world, its countries, as well as its organizations and its institutions to criminalize all racist rhetoric", according to Saudi state news agency SPA.

'This has been done deliberately to also demonize legitimate Muslim political struggles'. She also called it a "terrorist attack".

The third cricket test was cancelled, New Zealand Cricket said later. "It is not in line with our policy relating to terrorist propaganda videos".

He adds: "I am just a regular White man, from a regular family".

The Russian Embassy in New Zealand said that preliminary inquiry showed that there were no Russian citizens among the victims of the mass shootings, adding that further details were being clarified. Terrorism has no race or religion. Dozens of others were wounded in the attacks.

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