brand-new Zealand Shooting Live Updates: Attack on Christchurch Mosques Leaves 49 Dead

Nasreen Hanif, a spokeswoman for the Islamic Women’s Council of brand-new Zealand, said that will little news was coming through about whether friends along with relatives in Christchurch were safe, along with that will the country’s Muslims were anxious for updates.

“Nobody’s answering their phones,” she said. “We don’t know if they’re at the hospital or out of reach. Some have posted that will they are safe, yet others have not.”

[For Muslims in brand-new Zealand along with abroad, the massacre has drawn outrage as a brazen act of hatred borne of anti-Muslim sentiment.]

She added that will because the affected mosques remained cordoned off, with bodies inside, people feared that will their relatives or friends were among the dead.

Ms. Hanif said the two mosques in Christchurch had asked for help by the rest of brand-new Zealand’s Muslims to arrange the 49 funerals they might need to plan.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey said that will three Turkish citizens were wounded within the attack; the Palestine Liberation Organization’s ambassador to brand-new Zealand said at least one Palestinian was killed; along with the group Syrian Solidarity brand-new Zealand said on its Facebook page that will “Syrian refugees, including children, have been shot today.”

A site managed by the International Committee of the Red Cross listed dozens of people who had been recorded as missing, including people by Egypt, Syria, India, Kuwait, Jordan, Afghanistan, Pakistan along with Somalia.

Senator Fraser Anning, a member of the conservative Katter’s Australian Party, has drawn condemnation at home along with abroad for linking the attack to Muslim immigration.

“Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration along with violence?” he tweeted.

Rebukes quickly followed by the highest levels of government in Australia along with abroad. “The remarks by Senator Fraser Anning blaming the murderous attacks by a violent, right-wing, extremist terrorist in brand-new Zealand on immigration are disgusting,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Twitter. “Those views have no place in Australia, let alone the Australian Parliament.”

Sajid Javid, the British home secretary, said that will Mr. Anning had fanned “the flames of violence & extremism. Australians will be utterly ashamed of that will racist man.”

Mr. Anning drew similar opprobrium last year for invoking a Nazi euphemism during a speech in Parliament, calling for a “final solution to the immigration problem.”