Christchurch shooting: Terrorist Brenton Tarrant produced before court, charged with murder

The mosques were packed with worshippers for Friday prayers

"Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers", while Mushfiqur Rahim said: "Alhamdulillah Allah save us today while shooting in Christchurch in the mosque.we r extremely lucky.never want to see this things happen again.pray for us".

A 28-year old man has been charged with murder.

About 41 people were killed at the Masjid Al Noor mosque in central Christchurch at about 1:45 pm [local time], and the rest were killed in a second shooting at the Linwood Masjid Mosque.

"He used to tell us life was good in New Zealand and its people are good and welcoming".

Australian-born terrorist appeared in the dock wearing handcuffs and a white prison shirt, sitting impassively as the judge read a single murder charge against him. One person has been arrested and charged with murder.

Meanwhile, the third cricket test between New Zealand and Bangladesh has been cancelled in the wake of the shooting.

Ralph Goodale, Canada's Minister of Public Safety, middle, speaks to the media about the mass shootings in New Zealand while in Kelowna. Police found multiple explosive devices in vehicles stopped as the shootings unfolded; the devices have since been defused.

In spite of this, a cult of personality has grown around Kjellberg, as evidenced by the "subscribe to Pewdiepie" meme evoked by the gunman, in which fans encourage people to subscribe to Kjellberg's channel so that he remains the most-followed person on YouTube.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's statement condemned the attacks as terrorism and said everyone must work to "confront Islamophobia".

Police took three men and a woman into custody.

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He wrote that he planned to carry out "an attack against the invaders".

Meanwhile, police services across the Greater Toronto Area said Friday they increased their presence in and around mosques and other places of worship in response to the attack.

Members of the Bangladesh cricket team, now on tour in New Zealand, said on social media that they had almost been caught up in the tragedy.

"He had a big gun. he came and started shooting everyone in the mosque, everywhere."

He said his desire for violence grew when he arrived in France, where he became enraged by the sight of immigrants in the cities and towns he visited.

NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Saturday inquires were ongoing to establish whether the other two were directly involved.

Those new amendments included greater oversight over the acquisition of ammunition, restricting sales to only firearms license holders and requiring permits for people to order guns or ammunition by mail, updating and adding more information including photographs to individuals'gun licenses, and requiring secure storage for guns.

Jordan's King Abdullah II tweeted that "the heinous massacre against Muslims praying in peace in New Zealand is an appalling terrorist crime".

That Act created a regulation so that anyone over the age of 16, who is a "fit and proper person" and the law defines as "a person of good character who will abide by the Laws of New Zealand", can be legally granted a gun license; which is require in order to buy or own a gun.

Christchurch is home to almost 400,000 people and is sometimes called the Garden City.

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