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World Condemns Terrorist Attacks on New Zealand Mosques

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Mark Baker/AP

Politicians and religious leaders around the world have forcefully denounced the terrorist attacks carried out inside two New Zealand mosques on Friday, where at least 49 people were killed and dozens more injured after a gunman opened fire on worshippers during Friday prayers. The unprecedented, coordinated attacks mark the deadliest in New Zealand’s history.

“This is one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” Prime Minister Jacinda Arden said at a press conference hours after the attacks.

"This is one of New Zealand's darkest days… There is no place in New Zealand for such acts of extreme and unprecedented violence."

Prime Minister Jacinda Arden speaks after Christchurch mass shooting – live updates: https://t.co/J0iLbkCFQE pic.twitter.com/vn2tDeEk1o

— CNN (@CNN) March 15, 2019

“They are us,” she continued, referring to the victims. “The person who has perpetuated this violence against us is not. They have no place in New Zealand. There is no place in New Zealand for such acts of extreme and........

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