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Australian politician blames Muslim immigration for NZ attack

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Published on : 16 March 2019, 11:14 AM
Australian politician blames Muslim immigration for NZ attack

A controversial Australian senator Fraser Anning blames the Muslim immigration for the Christchurch mosques shooting which left 49 worshipers dead. The Independent Queensland senator released a statement on Friday following the attack claiming the growing fear of the `increasing Muslim presence` was behind the massacre. This indiscreet remark spread outrage among the people and politicians. In a tweet post, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, `The remarks by Senator Fraser Anning blaming the murderous attacks by a violent, right-wing, extremist terrorist in New Zealand on immigration are disgusting.`

New Zealand to bring change in firearm law after Christchurch attack

New Zealand`s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said to bring change in New Zealand`s firearm law. Speaking at a press conference on Saturday morning, Ms. Ardern said the attacker, identified as Australian national Brenton Tarrant, had licenses for the two semi-automatic weapons, two shotguns and a lever-action firearm he allegedly used during the terrorist attack that left 49 dead. He got the license last November. Arden said, “It may take more time to find out the guns, but I can tell you one thing right now, our gun laws will change.”

Brave young man saved many lives by snatching attacker`s gun

A young man, identified as Linwood mosque worker snatched the gun from the attacker`s hands and prevented further death, citing the witness the authority said.  According to survivor Syed Mazharuddin, many more would have died if that young mosque worker did not stand against the attacker.

Downing Street flag flowing half-mast for Christchurch victims

Flags on Downing Street and UK Foreign Office Buildings flowing at half-mast to show respect to the victims of Christchurch mosque shooting. British Prime Minister Theresa May, London`s Mayor Sadiq Khan, and members of the British royal family expressed condolences in the attack.

 

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