In solidarity with Muslims Azaan to be broadcast nationally: NZ PM

Thursday, 21 Mar, 2019

Students from Christchurch's Cashmere High School performed a haka (left) to welcome New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (inset and consoling a student right) following the mosque shootings.

Her first stop was at Cashmere High School, which lost two current students and one former student in last week's shooting, NPR's Rob Schmitz reported.

"We can not simply sit back and accept that these platforms just exist and that what is said on them is not the responsibility of the place where they are published", Ardern said this week in a speech to New Zealand's Parliament. I have heard her words - "we are one, they are us" - spoken back to me by the families of victims here in Christchurch, and seen it written on countless cards and posters alongside all the bouquets of flowers. There have been concerns intelligence agencies were overly focused on the Muslim community in detecting and preventing security risks.

In Parliament, Ardern said there are justified questions and anger about how the attack could have occurred in a country that prides itself on being open, peaceful and diverse. "And that's something that we can absolutely deny him".

"I think we really will be looking to the media around its kind of coverage".

"This massacre completely contradicts all religious beliefs alerting us to the the importance of a cooperative New Zealand program to fight terrorism, which has no religion", says the official page of the Israeli Embassy "Arabic Israel".

Ardern closed her address by noting that "on Friday, it will be a week since the attack, members of the Muslim community will gather for worship on that day".

Another six bodies are expected to be ready for release at noon Wednesday, taking the total to 27, NZ Police Commissioner Mike Bush said.

Last Friday, social media users intent on sharing the mosque shooting video were said to have used several methods to create a new version with a digital fingerprint different from the original, so as to evade companies' detection systems.

A Video footage also widely circulated on social media, taken by a gunman and posted online live as the attack unfolded, showed him driving to one mosque, entering it and shooting randomly at people inside.

"I will not change my opinion about New Zealand".

"The insensitive nature of this act in light of recent events can not be overstated", police said in a statement.

Her message to the New Zealand public is intended as an assurance that she will do everything she can to ensure that the alleged gunman does not lift his profile and trade on the notoriety of the attack. The country records only a few dozen murders a year, and the majority of homicides do not involve a gun, according to police statistics.

Aya Al-Umari, whose older brother Hussien Al-Umari died at the Al Noor mosque, wept as she talked about a kind man.

An Australian white supremacist gunman was charged for the killing.

"I'm very happy. I'm wearing white". "But he is a hero and I am proud of him".