Among the 49 victims of the terrorist attack on two mosques in new Zealand are also several children. The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, said during a visit to the city of Christchurch, where they met on Saturday representatives of the Muslim community. The imprisoned perpetrator, a 28-year-old Australian, is now officially a lot of times the murder. According to the current state of the investigation of the probably extreme right-wing shooter seems to have the shots in the mosques alone fired. As a reaction to the most brutal attack in the recent history of new Zealand government wants to tighten now the gun laws.
A day after the fact, the head of government Ardern in Christchurch was a picture of the situation. A total of 39 people are still with gunshot wounds in different hospitals of new Zealand's major city. Eleven of them are in intensive treatment. Ardern also visited a refugee home with the Muslims and sent a message to the whole country: "new Zealand is United in grief." It is presumed that all deaths are victims of the Muslim faith.
Christchurch is still in shock. In the vicinity of the crime scenes, many people laid down flowers and lit candles. With about 50 000 believers - many of them immigrants from countries such as Pakistan and Bangladesh are Muslims in new Zealand a minority.
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had gathered under the previous determination, urge the man was initially in the Al-Nur mosque, in which more than 300 people for Friday prayers. There he shot with rapid fire weapons and killed 41 people. Then he drove to a second mosque, and killed eight more people. With a helmet camera, he filmed the action and broadcast it live on the Internet. The Video is 17 minutes long.
The Prime Minister, according to the shooter wanted to murder, then also elsewhere. "He had absolutely no intention of his attack to continue," said Ardern. After he had left the second mosque, he was then stopped in his car by the police. There are also two more fire arms and explosives were seized. According to police, 36 minutes passed from the first Alarm up to the arrest. It remained unclear whether two other Suspects who were also arrested on Friday, were with the Australians in contact.
To the court date the offender is paraded in handcuffs and white prisoner clothes. In doing so, he showed the "Okay"sign to the cameras, as it is widely used in the English-speaking world: the thumb and index held together by a finger, the other fingers splayed irritating. In terms of content, he expressed new Zealand according to media reports. On 5. April should give it to the next court date.
"Our gun laws will change"
The newspaper "The Australian" (Saturday) reported that the offender had been previously given to strange comments. In an Online entry from 2011, the man wrote about himself: "I'm a Monster who wants to force. I just need a target.“ The Internet is also a 74-page "Manifesto," with right-wing slogans to come from him has been circulating. Investigators have not confirmed yet, however, that he is indeed the author of the letter.
As a consequence of the attack, new Zealand tightened the arms right. "Our gun laws will change," announced Ardern before departure to Christchurch. The shooter was able to acquire, therefore, since November of 2017, a weapons permit, and he found firearms and in part legal.More about
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Balkan travel of the man laying ideological Connections to Europe. The Video shows the weapons of the offender, the written names of the battles in Europe against the Arabs, or the Ottomans, including several in the Balkans. According to data of the Bulgarian judiciary, the man in 2016 and 2018, among others in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Bulgaria. (dpa)