Extra Protection At Local Mosques After Deadly Attacks In New Zealand

Security being beefed up at South Florida mosques after twin attacks at mosques in New Zealand kill at least 49 people during morning prayers. Shehryar Wahid with the Islamic Foundation of South Florida in Sunrise says police arrived at this mosque at 5:30 this morning to provide extra protection, since they have a full time school and are open for prayers well into the evening. He says the community is coming together to mourn the losses and stand in solidarity. New Zealand's prime minister calls this a terror attack, four people are in custody with one already facing murder charges.

Police say the Australian-born suspect being held in connection to deadly shootings claims his motivation was revenge. The alleged white supremacist, said to be in his 20s, wrote a 70-plus page manifesto in which he refers to himself as a fascist. He reportedly said he wanted to kill as revenge for terrorism in Europe, specifically naming an eleven-year-old Swedish girl that was killed in a terrorist attack in Stockholm in 2017. The girl's father said he was disturbed and shocked that someone would use her to commit such an act.

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