Shootings reported at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand

He wanted revenge, and he wanted to create fear.

"This is the most deadly Islamophobic terrorist attack we have experienced in recent times", said Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain.

The gunman spends more than two minutes inside the Masjid Al Noor mosque in central Christchurch, spraying terrified worshippers with bullets again and again, sometimes re-firing at people he has already cut down.

At least another seven people died at the Linwood Avenue mosque, about five kilometres away, where Syed Mazharuddin said a man wearing body armour and a helmet opened fire.

The death toll has now reached 49, and the shootings left at least 20 people seriously injured. Bush said it would be "improper" to confirm the identity of the person charged at this point. We, New Zealand, we were not a target because we are a safe harbour for those who hate.

"A serious and evolving situation is occurring in Christchurch with an active shooter", New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush was quoted as saying by Reuters.

Police warned Muslims all over the country not to visit mosques "anywhere in New Zealand" in the wake of the Christchurch attacks. "Born in Australia to a working class, low income family".

"We know that from this devastation and deep mourning, the people of New Zealand will unite to show that such evil can never defeat compassion and tolerance".

Beyond his white nationalistic ideals, he also considers himself an environmentalist and a fascist who believes China is the nation that most aligns with his political and social values. And he singled out American conservative commentator Candace Owens as the person who had influenced him the most.

"We urge tolerance, inclusion and respect for all people", he said in a statement.

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The Christchurch terrorist's 74-page manifesto contains passages which eerily echo the same sentiment as Yair Netanyahu using language like the "Turk invaders now occupying our lands" and, "We are coming for Constantinople and we will destroy every mosque and minaret in the city".

And so he began to plot his attack. The group said everyone was welcome.

Breivik is a right-wing Norwegian extremist who killed 77 people in Oslo and a nearby island in 2011.

The survivors included 17 members of Bangladesh's cricket team, whose game against New Zealand on Saturday has been postponed, and a Palestinian man who fled for his life after seeing someone being shot in the head.

The gunman had a long wish list for what he hoped the attack would achieve. He hoped to further polarize and destabilize the West.

"The Sheikh was giving the sermon on Friday prayers and it was 1:42 [pm] and the gun starts shooting and he just came in and he was shooting ad hoc", he told a reporter from Newshub.

Political leaders across the world condemned the killings, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan describing them as "the latest example of rising racism and Islamophobia".

Tarrant said he feels no remorse for the attack. And in the video he livestreamed of his shooting, no remorse can be seen or heard.

"I was in a wheelchair, so I couldn't get anywhere".

Then he picks up his gun, storms into the mosque, and cuts down one innocent life after another. After walking back outside and shooting a woman there, he gets back in his vehicle, where the song "Fire" by English rock band "The Crazy World of Arthur Brown" can be heard blasting from the speakers. He also referred to the right to bear arms as laid out in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and claimed that attempts to take away guns in the U.S. will lead to a civil war.

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