At least 49 people have been killed and 20 injured after gunmen opened fire on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
According to a report by CNN, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern 'called the incident a terrorist attack' in a Friday press conference.
What has happened in Christchurch is an extraordinary act of unprecedented violence. It has no place in New Zealand. Many of those affected will be members of our migrant communities – New Zealand is their home – they are us.— Jacinda Ardern (@jacindaardern) March 15, 2019
The entire world is in a state of shock and grief after the dastardly attack at places of worship.
Shocking and tragic. My heart goes out to the ones affected by this cowardly act at Christchurch. Thoughts with the Bangladesh team as well, stay safe. 🙏🏻— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 15, 2019
Entire team got saved from active shooters!!! Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers #christchurchMosqueAttack— Tamim Iqbal Khan (@TamimOfficial28) March 15, 2019
This is beyond awful. Innocent people being murdered as they worship is horrific and heartbreaking. My thoughts and solidarity are with New Zealand’s Muslim community and all of its people on this dark day. https://t.co/kxXQh4Ao2e— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) March 15, 2019
Deeply disturbed by the mass shootings at the mosques in New Zealand. My thoughts & prayers with the families.— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) March 15, 2019
Shocked and strongly condemn the Christchurch, New Zealand, terrorist attack on mosques. This reaffirms what we have always maintained: that terrorism does not have a religion. Prayers go to the victims and their families.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 15, 2019
Horrendous terrorist attacks, absolutely sickening. My heart goes out to those killed and injured, their loved ones, and the whole of #NewZealand , shaken by this evil and senseless act. We stand with you #NewZealand#Christchurch pic.twitter.com/cXLtzawmfX— Akshit Dahiya (@iAkshitDahiya) March 15, 2019
The #Christchurch shooting is an act of cowardly terror. This rising tide of hate, intolerance and communal anger across the world needs to be stopped in it's tracks before it claims more lives. My prayers and solidarity with the people of New Zealand in this hour of grief.— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) March 15, 2019
Absolutely heartbroken to hear about this attack on peaceful worshippers. We stand with New Zealand and Muslims across the world against all forms of racism and anti-muslim hatred. We will not let extremists divide us #ChristchurchAttack— Sajid Javid (@sajidjavid) March 15, 2019
I condemn in the strongest terms the horrible mass shootings in several mosques at Christchurch and I want to express my solidarity with the peaceful people of New Zealand @jacindaardern— Carles Puigdemont (@KRLS) March 15, 2019
My God.. what the hell has happened in New Zealand???!!! Just horrendous...a disgusting, cowardly act of terrorism by the lowest forms of human life - those who think their skin colour gives them a greater right to exist than anyone else.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 15, 2019
You despicable white supremacist vermin.
My heart is broken hearing about the violent shootings that took place in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. These attacks are clearly Islamophobic and full of hatred. Muslims, like all people, deserve to feel safe and included in society. This must never happen again— Luke Waltham (@lukewaltham) March 15, 2019
I strongly condemn the terror attack against the Al Noor Mosque in #NewZealand and Muslim worshippers. May Allah have mercy on the victims and grant a speedy recovery to the wounded.— Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (@RT_Erdogan) March 15, 2019
There is no place that's safe for humanity because human beings are the biggest threat to this planet. #christchurchshooting— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) March 15, 2019
Thoughts&prayers with the victims, their families&loved ones in the #ChristchurchMosqueAttack To kill so many innocent Men,Women&Children whilst at worship is a truly despicable and horrific act that is beyond comprehension, my deepest sympathies to the people of New-Zealand 🇳🇿— Angela Rayner (@AngelaRayner) March 15, 2019
The violence and loss of human life from #christchurch mosque shooting is a horrific reminder of what hate propaganda can do.— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@MustafaAliWWE) March 15, 2019
Stop hate propaganda.
My prayers are with the families of those who have lost someone in #Christchurch terror attack.— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) March 15, 2019
The attack is reflective of a global shift towards Islamophobia & requires all of us to introspect on how we can counter hateful propaganda.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’oon
Terrorism has no colour, no religion and no country. New Zealand shooting breaks my heart so much. Thoughts and prayers the victims and hopefully others are safe 💔#Christchurch pic.twitter.com/hnCjCbumxV— Haris Rauf (@Harisrauf44) March 15, 2019
Horrifying tragedy #Christchurch. I found NZ one of safest, most peaceful places, people are friendly. Spoke to Tamim big relief B'desh squad/staff is safe. World must together! stop hatred!Terrorism has no religion! Prayers for bereaved families. May Allah bless the departed.— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) March 15, 2019
I strongly condemn the horrific and brutal attack that has taken place in mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.— Anwar Ibrahim (@anwaribrahim) March 15, 2019
I am closely monitoring the situation, which has claimed numerous innocent lives.#christchurchshooting
We pray for the victims' families and wish speedy recovery to those who were injured in the shootout.