CFI Parliamentary Chairman Rt. Hon. Stephen Crabb MP (Commons) and Rt. Hon. The Lord Pickles (Lords) and CFI Honorary President Lord Polak CBE condemned the “appalling” terror attack against Muslim worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand today.
They said: “The appalling terror attack at two mosques in New Zealand is a deeply painful reminder of where intolerance in society can lead. We send our deepest condolences to the Muslim community of Christchurch and all of those affected”.
The terror attack against two mosques took the lives of at least 49 worshippers.
A gunman identifying himself as a 28-year-old Australian named Brenton Tarrant live-streamed the massacre at Al Noor mosque to Facebook.
The footage showed him firing indiscriminately at men, women and children from close range inside the Al Noor mosque.
A man in his late 20s has been arrested and charged with murder and two other men and one woman were also detained. Firearms and explosive devices were recovered, police said.
For the first time in history, synagogues in New Zealand are closed on Shabbat due to security concerns.