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Source: Global News

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

Sunday 02:23 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.

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.

4 Articles
Source: Global News

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

Sunday 02:23 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.

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.

6 Articles
Source: Global News

Australian senator egged after blaming Muslim immigration for New Zealand mosque attack

Sunday 11:44 GMT

An Australian senator had a raw egg cracked over his head and faces censure from his fellow lawmakers after sparking outrage by blaming Muslim immigration for the New Zealand mosque shootings.

“The real cause of the bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place,” he said in a statement. Television cameras caught a 17-year-old boy breaking an egg on Anning’s head and briefly scuffling with the independent senator while he was holding a news conference Saturday in Melbourne.

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Source: Global News

Australian senator egged after blaming Muslim immigration for New Zealand mosque attack

Sunday 11:44 GMT

An Australian senator had a raw egg cracked over his head and faces censure from his fellow lawmakers after sparking outrage by blaming Muslim immigration for the New Zealand mosque shootings.

“The real cause of the bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place,” he said in a statement. Television cameras caught a 17-year-old boy breaking an egg on Anning’s head and briefly scuffling with the independent senator while he was holding a news conference Saturday in Melbourne.

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Source: BBC

Brother's mosque death 'like losing limb'

Sunday 14:28 GMT

The brother of a Pakistani man who was killed during Friday's mosque attacks in New Zealand has told the BBC he has no words to describe the pain.

A gunman drove to the mosque, parked nearby and began firing into the mosque as he walked in through the front entrance. The first report of an attack came from the Al Noor mosque in central Christchurch during Friday prayers at 13:40 (00:40 GMT).

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Source: BBC

New Zealand mosque attacker 'acted alone'

Sunday 22:43 GMT

The man charged over Friday's twin mosque attacks in the New Zealand city of Christchurch is believed to have acted alone, police say.

Commissioner Bush said authorities were working as fast as they could to finish identifying the victims of the attacks at Al Noor mosque and Linwood mosque. On Saturday, the main suspect appeared in court in a white prison shirt and handcuffs, smiling for the cameras.

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Source: The Guradian

Jacinda Ardern says cabinet agrees New Zealand gun reform 'in principle'

Tuesday 07:00 GMT

Jacinda Ardern has said her cabinet is “completely unified” in reforming gun legislation in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack but emerged from a meeting with ministers without concrete proposals to change firearms laws.

The country’s gun laws are largely unchanged since 1992, when controls were tightened after the 1990 Aramoana massacre, in which a man killed 13 people with a semi-automatic rifle.

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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.

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Source: Fox News

Australian teen who cracked raw egg over lawmaker's head donating GoFundMe money to mosque massacre victims

Tuesday 16:20 GMT

An Australian teenager who gained notoriety for cracking an egg on the head of a senator from his homeland who disparaged Muslims after the massacre at two New Zealand mosques Friday said he is donating most of the more than $50,000 in his GoFundMe page to victims of the tragedy, according to published reports.

Will Connolly, who is 17, made global headlines after he broke the raw egg on the head of Australian Senator Fraser Anning, who blamed the mass killing by Australian suspect Brenton Harrison Tarrant on New Zealand's immigration policies.

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Source: Global News

‘You won’t hear me speak his name’: New Zealand PM determined to deny gunman notoriety

Wednesday 01:30 GMT

The white supremacist accused of gunning down 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand has dismissed his lawyer and opted to represent himself at trial, prompting the prime minister to declare Tuesday that she would do everything in her power to deny him a platform for his racist views.

“I agree that it is absolutely something that we need to acknowledge, and do what we can to prevent the notoriety that this individual seeks,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told reporters.

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Source: The Guradian

New Zealand shooting: Ardern says she will never speak suspect's name

Wednesday 01:30 GMT

Jacinda Ardern has said she will render the person accused over the Christchurch terrorist attack “nameless” and urged the public to speak the victims’ names instead. Addressing parliament for the first time since Friday’s attack, the New Zealand prime minister said the accused would face “the full force of the law in New Zealand” but that she would never speak his name.

She warned social media companies over their role in spreading video of the attack, saying “they are the publisher, not just the postman”.

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Source: The Guradian

'Real leaders do exist': Jacinda Ardern uses solace and steel to guide a broken nation

Wednesday 01:30 GMT

In the hours after a gunman killed 50 people at two mosques in central Christchurch, prime minister Jacinda Ardern called a press conference that set the tone for a grief-stricken country.

The 38-year-old prime minister has been tested like few New Zealand leaders before, leading the country as it deals with the worst terrorism attack in the nation’s modern history.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte