Reported Christchurch mosque shooting sees armed police deployed and schools in lockdown

"While some of our elected leaders sadly choose not to mention "Muslim" or "mosque" while denouncing the Christchurch attacks, the reality is that these horrific shootings and the Quebec City mosque attack on January 29, 2017, have left Canadian Muslim communities - and indeed, Muslims around the world - feeling very vulnerable and unsafe", wrote the Council's executive director Ihsaan Gardee.

A murder suspect was to appear in a New Zealand court Saturday morning in connection with the mass shootings in which at least 49 people were killed at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, an unprecedented attack apparently broadcast live for a time on social media.

All mosques in New Zealand had been asked to shut their doors, police said.

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark, who led the country from 1999 to 2008, told the NZ Herald that this was something New Zealand has "never seen". But mass shootings still do happen. The rampage left 13 people dead.

Police told reporters that they were also investigating a report that a Facebook page had carried a warning of the attack, in the form of a threat against the Muslim community.

U.S. President Donald Trump extended condolences on Twitter to New Zealanders and said, "The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do". Its gun laws require those purchasing firearms to be at least 16 years old and pass vetting, but do not require the registration of weapons. "Most guns can be legally sold on the Internet or through newspaper ads".

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Tottenham . "They are wary of what Liverpool can do to them and City don't have that mentality against any other opponent". Tottenham and Manchester City will face each other in an all-English quarter-final of the Champions League next month.

Mohan Ilbrahim, a worshipper who witnessed one of the attacks inside a mosque told NBC's Today Show when he first heard the sound of the shots he thought it was "an electric short circuit" but soon realised it was a shooting after the windows began smashing.

Following the attack, authorities revealed that the shooter was armed with five guns, two of which were semi-automatic rifles and two of which were shotguns.

Toronto Liberal MP Judy Sgro pulled out of the event after she found out about Cox's participation. For example, based on government figures compiled by GunPolicy.org, there were 59 homicides in 2015 "by any means", and 8 of those were gun homicides.

There are also some reports that crimes such as burglary, harassment and fraud in New Zealand are significantly under-reported, and members of the indigenous Māori population are most likely to be victims of crime.

Asked by a reporter on Friday if he sees an increase globally in the threat of white nationalism, the United States president responded: "I don't really".

Goodale said the RCMP is working with local police across the country to ensure public safety. In 2011, the temblor in Christchurch killed 185 people. We, New Zealand, we were not a target because we are a safe harbour for those who hate.

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