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49 People Dead In Terror Attack At New Zealand Mosques!

49 People Dead In Terror Attack At New Zealand Mosques!

by March 15, 2019 0 comments

The World Is Very Different Now!
By: Tommy “Tj” Sotomayor

New Zealand police commissioner says 42 people were injured in attack

From journalist Matthew McKew in Christchurch

Forty-nine
people were killed and 42 were being treated for injuries following the
mosque terror attacks, New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said.

New
Zealand police also said that two of those injured are critical and
include a 4-year-old child. Police said 41 people were killed at the
Deans Avenue mosque, and seven at the Linwood Avenue mosque. One has
since died in hospital.

Bush went on to say police officials are continuing to make inquiries after the tragic events in Christchurch.

“As the Prime Minister stated yesterday, this has been designated a terrorist attack,” Bush said on a message posted on New Zealand police’s Twitter account.20 min ago

Here’s what we know about the suspected New Zealand shooter

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The
suspected New Zealand shooter live streamed video of the attack and
posted a manifesto online under the name Brenton Tarrant. CNN has not
confirmed this is his real name. This is the name he called himself
online. New Zealand police have not publicly identified the shooter.

Here’s what we know about the suspect:

  • He is 28 years old.
  • Just
    before the attack, an account believed to belong to the gunman posted a
    link to an 87-page white nationalist manifesto online. The unsigned
    manifesto is filled with anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiments, as
    well as explanations for an attack.
  • In the manifesto, he
    identifies himself as a white man, born in Australia, and lists the
    white nationalists who have inspired him. 
  • He will appear in court Saturday morning local time.

22 min ago

Trump tweets he spoke to New Zealand PM and offered help

President
Trump tweeted that he just spoke with New Zealand Prime Minister
Jacinda Ardern, and told her that the US stands “in solidarity with New
Zealand – and that any assistance the U.S.A. can give, we stand by ready
to help.”

“We love you New Zealand!” the President tweeted.40 min ago

Muslim groups raised $200,000 after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. Now, a Jewish group is returning the gesture.

From CNN’s Michelle Lou

An orthodox jewish schoolboy passes a memorial for victims of the mass shooting that killed 11 people at the Tree Of Life Synagogue on Oct. 29, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

An
orthodox jewish schoolboy passes a memorial for victims of the mass
shooting that killed 11 people at the Tree Of Life Synagogue on Oct. 29,
2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

The
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is reciprocating the generosity
it received from the Muslim community after a mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue last year.

Last October, Muslim groups raised more than $200,000 for
the Pittsburgh shooting victims. A gunman stormed into the Tree of Life
Synagogue and killed 11 people in what was the deadliest attack ever on
Jews in the United States.

The Jewish organization is now working
to help the Muslim community after a terror attack on two mosques in
New Zealand killed at least 49 people.

In a statement today, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh said it is accepting donations.

“Unfortunately,
we are all too familiar with the devastating effect a mass shooting has
on a faith community,” said Meryl Ainsman, chair of the board of the
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. “We are filled with grief over
this senseless act of hate. May those who were injured heal quickly and
fully, and may the memories of the victims forever be a blessing.”

42 min ago

US congresswoman: “I hugged my two brown, Muslim boys a little tighter and longer” this morning

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Rep.
Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American to serve in the US House,
and one of the first two muslim women elected to US Congress in the
last election, issued an emotional statement detailing how she hugged
her two children this morning “a little tighter and longer.”

She
also wrote she was “so angry at those who follow the ‘white supremacy’
agenda” in the US, which she said “sends a signal across the world that
massacres like this is some kind of call to action.”

Read her full statement:

“A
church, a masjid (mosque), a temple and synagogue — we can all recount a
horrific event that has happened in each of those places while people
were worshipping. From Charleston, to Pittsburgh, Texas, Oak Creek, New
Zealand and many places in between, white supremacists are targeting
places of worship to push their violent, racist and terrorist agenda.
“This
morning I tried to hold back tears as I hugged my two brown, Muslim
boys a little tighter and longer. The painful loss of life based on hate
makes me so angry. I am so angry at those who follow the “white
supremacy” agenda in my own country that sends a signal across the world
that massacres like this is some kind of call to action. 
“Today, is
Jumu’ah (Friday) prayer for Muslims across our nation, and as each one
kneels to worship Allah (yes, it means God), I pray that they are
protected and can find some kind of peace. I hope that our children
don’t become numb to this, and that this is not their new normal.”

1 hr 17 min ago

US Homeland Security secretary: “Attacks on peaceful people in their place of worship are abhorrent”

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US
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen issued a statement
regarding the deadly terror attack at two mosques in New Zealand,
calling it “abhorrent.”

“Religious
liberty is a hallmark of this country. Attacks on peaceful people in
their place of worship are abhorrent and will not be tolerated. The
Department strongly stands with those of all faiths as they seek to
worship in peace and we will continue to work with stakeholders to
protect the ability of all to worship freely and without fear,” she said
in the statement.

Nielsen went on to say the Department
of Homeland Security is monitoring the attack and isn’t aware of any
credible threats in the US.

“While we are not aware of any
current, credible or active threat domestically, nor of any current
information regarding obvious ties between the perpetrators in New
Zealand and anyone in the US — the Department is cognizant of the
potential concerns members of Muslim-American communities may have as
they gather at today’s congregational prayers,” she said.