Australian PM Scott Morrison Condemns ‘Extremist, Right-Wing, Violent Terrorist’ in Christchurch Massacre
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison addressed the horrific massacre at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday, and described it as being motivated by extreme, right-wing ideology.
“We are shocked, we are appalled, we are outraged,” said Morrison. “And we stand here and condemn absolutely the attack that occurred today by an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist, that has taken the lives, stolen the lives, and in a vicious murderous attack that has claimed so many New Zealanders.”
He said the attack is a reminder of “the evil that is ever-present.” He also confirmed that one of the suspects currently in custody is an Australian citizen.
“I can confirm that the individual who was taken into custody, I’ve been advised is an Australian-born citizen,” the Prime Minister said. Three people have been taken into custody in connection with the shootings, according to police, as was confirmed by the Prime Minister of New Zealand.
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