Christchurch terror attack sparks global anger, fuels concern over Islamophobia

Leaders around the world have expressed disgust and sorrow at the killing of 49 people in New Zealand mosques while some also expressed anger at what they described as the demonisation of Muslims that fuelled such attacks.

World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation Friday following the deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand, while Muslim leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a rising tide of violent Islamophobia.

In a tweet, US President Donald Trump sent “warmest sympathy and best wishes” to the people of New Zealand.

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