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4 Articles
Source: Global News

Man who ran at New Zealand mosque gunman hailed as a hero

17-Mar-2019

Aziz, 48, is being hailed as a hero for preventing more deaths during Friday prayers at the Linwood mosque in Christchurch after leading the gunman in a cat-and-mouse chase before scaring him into speeding away in his car.

WATCH: Terrorism and security expert weighs in on impacts of New Zealand mosque attacks. The gunman killed 49 people after attacking two mosques in the deadliest mass shooting in New Zealand’s modern history.

11 Articles
Source: Fox News

New Zealand mosque shooting suspect charged with murder count, more anticipated

Sunday 11:44 GMT

The Australian-born man suspected in shootings at two New Zealand mosques that killed 49 people during midday Friday prayers appeared in court Saturday.

After the suspect left, the judge said that while “there is one charge of murder brought at the moment, it is reasonable to assume that there will be others.” The suspect’s face is not allowed to be seen in photos due to the country’s strick media laws.

2 Articles
Source: CTV

Suspected New Zealand gunman entranced with Ottoman sites in Europe

Sunday 16:19 GMT

The white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings that left at least 49 people dead in New Zealand had travelled to the Balkans in the past three years, where he toured historic sites and apparently studied battles between Christians and the Ottoman empire.

He criticized foreign and domestic media for somehow implying that Serbs should be blamed for the crime because of the gunman's "taste for music."

2 Articles
Source: CTV

Suspected New Zealand gunman entranced with Ottoman sites in Europe

Sunday 16:19 GMT

The white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings that left at least 49 people dead in New Zealand had travelled to the Balkans in the past three years, where he toured historic sites and apparently studied battles between Christians and the Ottoman empire.

He criticized foreign and domestic media for somehow implying that Serbs should be blamed for the crime because of the gunman's "taste for music."

1 Article
Source: The Guradian

Facebook removed 1.5m videos of New Zealand terror attack in first 24 hours

Sunday 18:08 GMT

Facebook removed 1.5m copies of the video of the New Zealand terrorist attack in the first 24 hours after Friday’s shootings, highlighting the enormous challenge involved in keeping violent and offensive material off social networks.

Fifty people died in the attack on two mosques in Christchurch, which was livestreamed for 17 minutes on Facebook by the gunman. Although the original footage was removed after an hour and banned by the most popular social media sites, it has since been repeatedly reuploaded by other users, leaving tech companies struggling to keep it off their servers.

2 Articles
Source: Fox News

New Zealand mosque murders remind me of massacre at Pittsburgh synagogue I attended

Sunday 19:04 GMT

The horrific news of mass murders at two New Zealand mosques that took the lives of 49 people Friday brought back terrible memories of an attack at a house of worship where I have prayed – the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where 11 Jews were shot and killed Oct. 27, 2018.

ADAM BARSOUK: PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE SHOOTING:  I PRAYED AT THE TREE OF LIFE SYNAGOGUE, NOW TURNED INTO A SCENE OF DEATH. At the Tree of Life on the day of the anti-Semitic attack, what started as a quiet Shabbat in my quaint neighborhood was transformed into a crime scene – and then a media circus.

2 Articles
Source: CTV

Man who confronted mosque gunman hailed as hero

Sunday 21:49 GMT

Aziz, 48, is being hailed as a hero for preventing more deaths during Friday prayers at the Linwood mosque in Christchurch after leading the gunman in a cat-and-mouse chase before scaring him into speeding away in his car.

Canada’s threat level unchanged, police assessing mosque security after New Zealand attacks. Public urged not to share Christchurch mosque shooter's video 'or you are part of this'

2 Articles
Source: CTV

Man who confronted mosque gunman hailed as hero

Sunday 21:49 GMT

Aziz, 48, is being hailed as a hero for preventing more deaths during Friday prayers at the Linwood mosque in Christchurch after leading the gunman in a cat-and-mouse chase before scaring him into speeding away in his car.

Canada’s threat level unchanged, police assessing mosque security after New Zealand attacks. Public urged not to share Christchurch mosque shooter's video 'or you are part of this'

1 Article
Source: The Guradian

'Come here!': the man who chased away the Christchurch shooter

Monday 08:58 GMT

Aziz, 48, has been called a hero for likely preventing more deaths during Friday prayers at the Linwood mosque in Christchurch after scaring the gunman off.

Aziz, whose four sons and dozens of others remained in the mosque while he faced off with the gunman, said he believed it was what anyone would have done. The gunman killed 50 people after attacking two mosques in the deadliest mass shooting in New Zealand’s modern history.

6 Articles
Source: BBC

NZ cabinet backs action on gun laws - PM

Monday 12:40 GMT

PM Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand's cabinet has backed gun law changes "in principle" after an attack on two mosques left 50 dead and many injured.

The threat level across the country remains high and "you will continue to see for weeks to come high vigilance a high visibility from New Zealand police and from our emergency service partners to make sure that everyone in New Zealand feels safe," the commissioner said.

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Source: Global News

‘I’m always hopeful’: Kevin Vickers, NB Liberal leadership candidate, reflects on New Zealand attack

Monday 15:25 GMT

The man hailed as a hero for stopping the gunman behind the 2014 Ottawa shooting has set his sights on the New Brunswick Liberal leadership.

WATCH BELOW: Kevin Vickers announces leadership bid for New Brunswick Liberal Party. When asked, he said only that his experience travelling in Europe as Canada’s former ambassador to Ireland showed him the deep respect people have for Canada and Canadian society.

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Source: Global News

Christchurch gun shop says it sold guns online to accused New Zealand shooter

Tuesday 01:30 GMT

A Christchurch gun shop on Monday acknowledged selling guns online to the 28-year-old white supremacist accused of killing 50 people in mosque shootings that have upturned New Zealand’s reputation as among the world’s most tolerant and safe nations.

New Zealand mosque attacks: Here are the stories of some of the victims. At a news conference, Gun City owner David Tipple said the store sold four guns and ammunition to Brenton Harrison Tarrant through a “police-verified online mail order process.”

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Source: Global News

Anti-terror tech consortium flags 800 versions of New Zealand mosque shooting video

Tuesday 09:55 GMT

A consortium of global technology firms has shared on its collective database the digital fingerprints of more than 800 versions of the video of New Zealand’s mass shootings that killed 50 people, it said on Monday.

New Zealand police arrest man over video offences, remind public not to share mosque shooting footage. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said she wants to discuss live streaming with Facebook, and some of the country’s firms are considering whether to pull advertising from social media.

1 Article
Source: DW

Multiple people injured in Utrecht shooting

Tuesday 12:40 GMT

He added that the terrorism threat level had been raised to the maximum of five in the province of Utrecht, but did not comment on the number of injured or what condition the victims were in.

Police said they had launched a manhunt for the attacker and were investigating the shooting as a possible terrorist incident. A gunman opened fire on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday, wounding several people.

1 Article
Source: Reuters

'I still love you': Christchurch survivor forgives his wife's killer

Tuesday 22:44 GMT

A wheelchair-using worshipper who survived the slaughter at Christchurch’s Al Noor mosque, but whose wife was killed, has offered an olive branch to the gunman, saying he would like to meet him and telling him “I still love you.”

“I want to give the message to the person who did this, or if he has any friends who also think like this: I still love you,” Farhid Ahmed, 59, told Reuters in an interview at his house, as mourners arrived to offer condolences for his wife, Husna.


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