Published: Sun, March 17, 2019

Suspected White Supremacist Brenton Tarrant Charged After Christchurch Mosque Shootings | HuffPost Canada

Suspected White Supremacist Brenton Tarrant Charged After Christchurch Mosque Shootings | HuffPost Canada

Islamic law calls for bodies to be cleansed and buried as soon as possible after death, usually within 24 hours.

They said they were saddened by the "senseless" attacks.

"We have to be absolutely clear on cause of death and confirm their identity before that can happen".

The Prime Minister said the advice she had received from police indicated that the timing of the email and the information it contained did not provide enough time for response.

Most guns do not require registration under New Zealand's Arms Act and police do not know "how many legally or illegally owned firearms there are in New Zealand", police said previous year.

"I believe many New Zealanders will be aghast that in our country someone can amass a cache of weapons like that discovered in this Christchurch tragedy", he said in a statement.

The gunman had posted a jumbled, 74-page manifesto on social media in which he identified himself as an Australian and white supremacist who was out to avenge attacks in Europe perpetrated by Muslims.

"It did not include a location, it did not include specific details", she said, adding that it was sent to security services within two minutes of receipt.

New Zealand's close relationship with Australia won't be shaken by the shooting spree at two Christchurch mosques, its top representative here has promised.

At a roadblock outside the Al Noor mosque on Sunday, about 40 people were standing in silence near scores of bunches of flowers. The 36 people who had been injured also included two Indian nationals and two persons of Indian origin.

A four-year-old girl is among those fighting for their lives after the New Zealand mosque massacre.

From time to time people outside the cordon came to place flowers under a tree to express their condolences to the victims.

"Family friends that we've known for 19 years - dead".

"In the midst of this terrible atrocity this is the hope we can cling to, peace-loving and free people all around the world", he said. "We are all here to help them in washing the body, putting them in the grave".

His wife Hanan told reporters that she and her heart doctor husband emigrated from Palestine to Christchurch 23 years ago.

"The family understands that it's a crime scene".

Police said the suspect took seven minutes to travel to the second mosque in the suburb of Linwood, where seven people were killed.

Still, it was hard, he said, because the grieving process wouldn't really begin until he could bury his cousin.

"This is one of New Zealand's darkest days", New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had said.

A horrific video shot by the gunmen who carried out the mosque massacre was livestreamed on Facebook before being removed by the company.

Arden used some of her strongest language yet about gun control, saying that laws need to change and "they will change".

The video showed the killer was carrying a shotgun and two fully automatic military assault rifles, with an extra magazine taped to one of the weapons so that he could reload quickly.

Gunmen opened fire in two separate mosques in Christchurch on Friday, killing 49 people and wounding 48 others.

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