A one-time gym trainer from rural Australia who became steeped in neo-fascist ideology during travels in Europe, Brenton Tarrant described himself as an "ordinary white man" - until he became anything but ordinary.
Brenton Tarrant, the prime suspect in the mass shooting at mosques in New Zealand, visited Pakistan as a tourist in October 2018.
In New Zealand, a country of almost 5 million, more than 46,000 residents are Muslim, according to data from the 2013 census, up 28 percent from 2006. "We do not believe he was involved either", he said.
"It's going to be a criminal charge against the guy who's done this, so they need to be pretty thorough", he said.
'Somewhere along the lines, experiences or a group have got a hold of him, ' she said. People from over 15 nationalities were killed, according to a list compiled by the Red Cross.
Commissioner Bush said two people, a man and a woman, were arrested at a police cordon during the operation on Friday.
The death toll from the Christchurch shootings has risen to 50 after a victim, previously not accounted for by police, was discovered at one of the mosques. He was among several Fijians visiting Christchurch to see friends and relatives when he was killed at Al Noor mosque, his friend Abdul Sahid, who had flown in from Fiji to pay his respects, told Reuters. "He went for his Friday prayers", Khursheed told TNM.
Leaders around the world expressed sorrow and disgust at the attacks, with some deploring the demonization of Muslims. She was shot in the face, the abdomen, and the leg. Al-Daraghmeh told the station that his brother was also wounded and remained in stable condition. New Zealand police are considering this incident one of the worst right-winged terrorist attacks in years.
Christchurch Hospital chief Greg Robertson said 7 of the 48 gunshot victims admitted after Friday's mosque shootings in have been discharged.
"As soon as people die, we must bury them as soon as possible", Hakim said.
"It's only since he travelled overseas I think that that boy has changed completely [from] the boy we knew".
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed to change the country's gun laws and to uncover how a noted extremist legally purchased two semi-automatic weapons, reportedly AR-15s, two shotguns and a lever-action gun without drawing the attention of the authorities.
In New Delhi, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that India's High Commission in New Zealand was in contact with local authorities and would extend help to Indians in the nation.
A grandmother of the Australian man suspected of killing 50 people in two New Zealand mosques said she was "just devastated" for the dead and injured. He then walks into the compound of the mosque and fires at a person standing near the doorway before dropping the rifle and shooting repeatedly with the second weapon as he moves inside.
Earlier, she gave more details about the attack.