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NZealand mosque killings spark global horror

Attacks on two mosques in New Zealand which left at least 49 people dead on Friday -- the Muslim day of prayer -- have sparked horror, revulsion and dismay around the world. It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack, said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, describing it as one of New Zealand s darkest days. One of the gunmen -- believed to be an Australian extremist -- livestreamed the deadly assault, stoking outrage and fear that others may be targeted in copy-cat attacks. With this attack, hostility towards Islam that the world has been has been idly watching and even encouraging for some time, has gone beyond the boundaries of individual harassment to reach the level of mass killing, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. If measures are not taken right away, news of other disasters will follow this one... I am calling on the world, in particular the West, to take quick measures, he said. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg urged the ...

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