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"While some of our elected leaders sadly choose not to mention "Muslim" or "mosque" while denouncing the Christchurch attacks, the reality is that these horrific shootings and the Quebec City mosque attack on January 29, 2017, have left Canadian Muslim communities - and indeed, Muslims around the world - feeling very vulnerable and unsafe", wrote the Council's executive director Ihsaan Gardee.

Australian-born 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant appeared in the dock wearing handcuffs and a white prison shirt, sitting impassively as the judge read a single murder charge against him.

Dozens of people laid flowers at cordons near both mosques in Christchurch, which is still rebuilding after a devastating quake in 2011 that killed nearly 200 people. One man in his late 20s has been charged with murders.

People caught up in the mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand have spoken of their terror as the massacre unfolded.

Ardern descrived the killings as "one of New Zealand's darkest days". Police also defused explosive devices in a auto. Though he claimed not to be a Nazi, in the video he livestreamed of the shooting the number 14 is seen on his rifle.

A Palestinian man who was in one of the mosques said he saw someone being shot. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said some of the victims may have been new immigrants or refugees.

The visiting Bangladesh cricket team was arriving for prayers at one of the mosques when the shooting started but all members were safe, a team coach told Reuters.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the attack was a result of Muslims being demonized.

Pittsburgh Public Safety officials say they have been in contact with local Islamic leaders in response to the attack and will be increasing patrols at mosques and other locales.

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Two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were found in a vehicle and neutralized by the military, while police raided a home in Dunedin, where Ardern said the suspect was based.

"Horrified to hear of Christchurch mosque shootings".

A telegram of condolences sent by the Vatican on behalf of Pope Francis said he was "deeply saddened to learn of the injury and loss of life" caused by the "senseless acts of violence" in Christchurch.

Bulgaria's chief prosecutor said his country launched a probe on Friday into a November 2018 visit by the suspect.

She said inquires were ongoing to establish whether the other two were directly involved.

The attack has shocked New Zealanders, who are used to seeing around 50 murders a year in the entire country of 4.8 million and pride themselves on living in a secure and welcoming place.

Christchurch is home to almost 400,000 people and is sometimes called the Garden City.

"The right wing in this country needs to be held accountable for it... because the truth of the matter is that if this was somebody Muslim that engaged in this kind of tragedy, we would've had all kinds of finger pointing, and things written by some of the worst people on the planet that we were supposed to take into consideration", Jenkins told Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear on Friday.

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