‘Absolutely sickened’: PewDiePie responds to shout-out on NZ mosque killer’s livestream

Brunilde Fioravanti
Marzo 15, 2019

In a 74-page manifesto setting out the reasons for the attack, reportedly authored by the shooter, he further described himself as "just an ordinary white man, 28 years old". "The horrific active shooter scenario at a mosque is something we all pray never happens (but) there is no active intelligence that there is any immediate threat in the U.S. But we can not be complacent". He is set to appear in court on Saturday.

From what we know, it does appear to have been well planned.

Speaking in Sydney, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison described the gunman as "an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist".

That attack killed at least 41 people, while an assault on a second mosque in the city not long after killed several more. According to Christchurch Hospital, at least 48 people were being treated for gunshot wounds, which ranged from severe to critical.

"Today we will be stepping up reassurance patrols around mosques and increasing engagement with communities of all faiths, giving advice on how people and places can protect themselves", Neil Basu, national policing lead on counter-terror, said in the statement.

"I heard the news". These words were uttered by a man who symbolised Islam.

"Then people started running out".

Video footage of the attack, which has been widely shared on social media, showed a gunman shooting indiscriminately at worshippers as they ran for safety or lay huddled on the floor. Breivik's lawyer Oeystein Storrvik told Norway's VG newspaper that his client, who is in prison, has "very limited contacts with the surrounding world, so it seems very unlikely that he has had contact" with the New Zealand gunman. PewDiePie is a popular YouTuber who has over 89 million subscribers.

In Auckland, 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) away, two unattended bags left near a railway station were detonated by military explosives experts.

Fiyaz Mughal, founder of Tell Mama, a project which records and measures Islamophobic incidents, told HuffPost UK he believes British Muslims will also be on high alert over the next few days.

The southeastern city was named in the suspect's manifesto as the original target for his attack.

U.S. President Donald Trump offered sympathy and his administration's assistance to the people of New Zealand following deadly attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, calling it "a disgusting massacre". Friday is Islam's holy day.

Christchurch city council offered a helpline for parents looking for kids attending a mass climate change rally near the shooting.

She retweeted a post containing a report from The New Zealand Herald, which said two shooters at the mosque had been chased away by an armed Muslim local.

The Ardern government has been vocal in its support for opening the doors to those suffering from wars in Syria, Afghanistan and beyond.

The man then fled the scene.

"There were bodies all over", he said.

The Bangladesh cricket team was on the way to the mosque on Friday afternoon for prayers when the shooting began.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley tweeted her condolences to everyone affected by the attacks: "There is hate in the world but never forget that love is stronger". More than 20 other people, including children, were seriously injured.

Bissonnette was sentenced to 40 years for shooting six people dead in the 2017 shooting at a mosque in Quebec.

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