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ACT OF HATE: Trump, World Leaders CONDEMN Terror Attack in New Zealand

TERROR hit the New Zealand on Friday as Mosques were attacked in a suspected ‘terror attack’ that killed 49 innocent victims.

New Zealand Police said 49 people were killed and 42 were being treated for wounds, including a four-year-old child.

Three people were in custody including one man who has been charged with murder, police said.

Donald Trump was among world Leaders who expressed disgust and sorrow at the terror attack.

The White House called a “vicious act of hate”.

When the UK MSM tried to attach blame to Tommy Robinson, the activist said: “When jihadis do an attack, they tell you the verse from the Koran that inspired them to do it.

“You, the mainstream media, and every politician then bend over backwards to say it’s got nothing to do with Islam.

“This monster who committed a completely cowardly attack against innocent people.

“This monster wrote a manifesto.”

“In that manifesto, is my name in it? Does he mention me?

“No he doesn’t.”

“He specifically tells you why he done it, but yet here you are as the mainstream media attempting to somehow associate me with a coward on the other end of the planet.

“How can you do that?”

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said some of the victims may have been new immigrants or refugees.

“They are us,” she said. “The person who has perpetuated this violence against us is not. They have no place in New Zealand.”

Trump, following a phone call with Ardern, said on Twitter: “…I informed the Prime Minister … that we stand in solidarity with New Zealand – and that any assistance the U.S.A. can give, we stand by ready to help. We love you New Zealand!”

The accused gunman’s manifesto posted online praised Trump as “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose”.

Asked by a reporter if he thought white nationalism is a rising threat around the world, Trump said: “I don’t really. I think it’s a small group of people that have very, very serious problems. I guess if you look at what happened in New Zealand perhaps that’s a case, I don’t know enough about it yet.”

Trump said he had not seen the gunman’s manifesto.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, who is New Zealand’s head of state, said she was “deeply saddened by the appalling events”.

Pope Francis deplored the “senseless acts of violence”.

In a message of condolence sent by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Francis “assures all New Zealanders, and in particular the Muslim community, of his heartfelt solidarity in the wake of these attacks”.

CALLS FOR GUN CONTROL

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the suspect in the Christchurch shooting traveled around the world and was not a long-term resident in the country.

Ardern told a news conference in the capital Wellington that the man was an Australian citizen “who traveled sporadically to New Zealand and stayed for varied amount of time.”

“I would not describe him as a long-term resident,” she said.

She said he was, however, not on the watch list in New Zealand or Australia.

Ardern said following the incident, the country’s gun laws will have to change. She added that nationalities affected by the attack include Pakistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and Malaysia. (Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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PARTS OF THIS ARTICLE COURTESY OF PA, REUTERS AND AAP

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