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WorldChristchurch mosque shooting adds to growing list of attacks in places of worship

08:56  15 march  2019
08:56  15 march  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Shots fired at New Zealand mosque, some casualties, witness tells media

Shots fired at New Zealand mosque, some casualties, witness tells media New Zealand police deployed armed officers in central Christchurch on Friday after reports that several shots had been fired, police said, and witnesses at a mosque told media of several casualties. People in center of the city should stay indoors, police said. Police officials did not immediately comment on whether the incident took place in the mosque or nearby. There is no official confirmation on casualties. Media said shots had been fired near a mosque and a witness told broadcaster One News that he had seen three people lying on the ground, bleeding outside the building.

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The Quebec City mosque shooting (French: Attentat de la grande mosquée de Québec) was a terrorist attack and mass shooting on the evening of January 29, 2017

The deadly shootings on Friday at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch are the latest attacks in places of worship.

The five most recent such attacks in the United States:

Tree of Life Synagogue

A gunman screamed anti-Semitic epithets as he opened fire on worshipers in the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Robert Bowers killed 11 and wounded six others gathered for Shabbat morning services on Oct. 27, 2019.

Christchurch gunman live-streamed his attack in 17-minute Facebook video

Christchurch gunman live-streamed his attack in 17-minute Facebook video A gunman who opened fire inside a New Zealand mosque on Friday live-streamed his attack in a 17-minute video.

The shooter was active on social media in the days leading up to the attack , posting a photo of the rifle he used two days before the attack . All Christchurch schools have been locked down. It’s understood about 300 people were inside the Hagley Park mosque for afternoon prayers when one of

A place of worship is a specially designed structure or consecrated space where individuals or a group of people such as a congregation come to perform acts of devotion, veneration, or religious study.

Christchurch mosque shooting adds to growing list of attacks in places of worship© Mark Baker, AP People stand across the road from a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. After the reported shootings, local authorities warned people in central Christchurch to stay indoors.

Sutherland Springs Church

At a First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, a gunman killed 25 people, plus an unborn child, on Dec. 5, 2017. Devin Kelley later killed himself in the rural area outside of San Antonio.

Christchurch mosque shooting adds to growing list of attacks in places of worship© Eric Gay, AP A memorial for the victims of the shooting at Sutherland Springs Baptist Church includes 26 white chairs, each painted with a cross and and rose, placed in the sanctuary Nov. 12, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Burnette Chapel

One woman died and seven others were wounded at an attack at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in the southeast Nashville neighborhood of Antioch. Emanuel Kidega Samson opened fire as Sunday services were ending on Sept. 24, 2017.

Islamic world reacts with disgust at New Zealand mosque attacks

Islamic world reacts with disgust at New Zealand mosque attacks Islamic world reacts with disgust at New Zealand mosque attacks

The borough of Hastings, one of six local government districts in the English county of East Sussex, has more than 50 extant places of worship serving a wide range of religious denominations. A further 22 buildings formerly used for public worship , but now closed or used for other purposes, also exist.

The borough of Crawley, in West Sussex, England, has 43 churches , chapels and other buildings used specifically for worship . Other religious communities meet in community centres, schools and other buildings whose primary function is secular.

Charleston Church

A gunman killed nine people gathered for Bible study at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17, 2015. Dylann Roof shot the victims at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church while they prayed.

Wisconsin Sikh Temple

At a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee, a shooter killed six people and wounded three others on Aug. 5, 2012. Wade Michael Page walked into the Oak Creek gurdwara and opened fire shortly before Sunday services were set to begin.

Christchurch mosque shooting adds to growing list of attacks in places of worship© JEFFREY PHELPS, AP Members of the Sikh temple of Wisconsin pray inside the place of worship Sunday, August, 12, 2012.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Christchurch mosque shooting adds to growing list of attacks in places of worship

People with hate "will never be successful," says mom and widow of New Zealand victims.
The first victims of last Friday's mosque attacks in New Zealand were buried Wednesday. Among them were two men who fled the civil war in Syria. One of the mosques is now being cleaned so Friday prayers can be held. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); One worshiper, Ambreen Rashid, said she still has faith. But it would be more than understandable if she did cry: Her husband and son were both among the 50 killed. "I have love in my heart. So I'm happy and contented. You can't see me crying," she said.

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