Friday morning in ChristChurch, New Zealand, a violent terrorist attack shook the ground. The attack, described by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as “an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.”, took the lives of 49 people, and left 20 in critical conditions. The brutal incident occured during Friday Prayer at two mosques.
The mosques damaged were Al Noor Mosque on Deans Avenue in the center of the city and at Linwood Mosque, about three miles away. Police cautioned against going to mosques until further notice.
Authorities described the attacker to be in his late twenties. The offender awaits charges with murder. Moreover, two explosive devices were found on one vehicle and defused.
Meanwhile, the Right-wing Australian senator, Fraser Anning, found a way to put the blame on Muslim immigrants. “The real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place,” Anning said in a written statement.
He went on Twitter to further justify his statement with a series of hating tweets.
A total number of four individuals were taken into custody, and authorities stated patently that one of them is Australian. The attacker accompanied his crime with visual evidence, posting it on social media for the world to see. He is expected for trial on court this Saturday. Investigations are still determining the involvement of the other three—two men and a woman.