World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation Friday following the deadly assaults on mosques within the New Zealand metropolis of Christchurch, while Muslim leaders stated the mass capturing was evidence of a rising tide of violent anti-Islam sentiment.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan referred to as the assaults the “newest instance of rising racism and Islamophobia.”
New Zealand police stated forty nine individuals have been killed Friday at two mosques within the picturesque South Island metropolis. Greater than 20 have been critically wounded in what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern referred to as a “terrorist attack.”
Police took three men and a lady into custody after the shootings. One of many suspects was later charged with murder.
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Talking at the funeral of a former minister, Erdogan stated the anti-Islam hatred that motivated the assaults “has quickly began to take over Western communities like a cancer.”
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan echoed Erdogan.
“I blame these growing terror attacks on the present Islamophobia publish-Sep 11 the place Islam & 1.3 bn Muslims have collectively been blamed for any act of terror by a Muslim,” he wrote in a tweet.