The gunman who perpetrated fatal shootings at two mosques in New Zealand meant to continue his attack when he was apprehended by the law enforcement, the country's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, said on Saturday.
Hours after dozens of people were shot dead at two mosques in Christchurch, witnesses described how a young mosque worker risked his life as he tried to apprehend the gunman. Tarrant, charged with one count of murder, will remain in custody until his next court appearance on April 5.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City is providing extra security for Muslim community centers and mosques.
Ardern noted the failure of several earlier attempts to reform gun laws and said a ban on semi-automatic weapons would be considered.
Many also say they have been in touch with community leaders to express solidarity and provide reassurance that safety is a top concern in light of the attacks.
Handcuffed and wearing a white prison suit, Tarrant did not speak.
"We think also of our Cook Islands community in Christchurch and in New Zealand, with so many of our people who have made their homes there". "The refugee issue and multiculturalism have become politicized and securitized in ways we haven't seen before", says Khalil. In a 74-page hate-filled manifesto published a few days before the massacre, purportedly written by Tarrant, he said he wanted demonstrate that "nowhere in the world is safe".
It was by far the deadliest shooting in modern New Zealand history. There are an estimated 1.5 million firearms in New Zealand, which has a population of only five million, but the country has had low levels of gun violence.
The video footage showed a man driving to the mosque, entering it and shooting randomly at people inside. She called the shootings a terrorist attack, one that appeared to have been well planned.
Two other armed suspects were taken into custody Friday while police tried to determine what role, if any, they played in the cold-blooded attack that stunned New Zealand, a country so peaceful that police officers rarely carry guns.
When asked what he thought of the prime minister suggesting there should be a change in New Zealand's gun laws, the police commissioner said he was "happy to hear" that. We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene.
Ardern said the suspect traveled around the world and was in New Zealand sporadically.
Tarrant, who was not granted name suppression, smirked to the camera of the media dock and frequently scanned the court room which was closed to the public.
Pool via Getty Images Brenton Tarrant, charged in relation to the Christchurch massacre, is escorted in the courtroom Saturday in Christchurch, New Zealand. In New Zealand, commentators also anxious that the horror would sow deep divisions in a society that has largely avoided the polarizations that have spread elsewhere. The AR-15 was used at Port Arthur, as well as a number of high-profile mass shootings in the United States.
Many on social media reacts with disgust at the mosque attacks questioning what will be the reaction of the whole world if the shooting is done by some Muslims. "My message was sympathy and love for all Muslim communities". "It was his intention to continue his attack", the prime minister said.
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