Word of the attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand - killing 49 people during Friday prayers - had already become common knowledge to most in attendance at Windsor Mosque on Northwood Street.
Tarrant has been remanded in custody until April 5, when he will appear again before the High Court in Christchurch. The shooter, who had a gun license acquired in November 2017, carried out the killings with two semi-automatic weapons, two shotguns and a lever-action firearm, Ardern said.
"He loves his family", said Shaik. The minimum legal age to own a gun in New Zealand is 16, or 18 for military-style semi-automatic weapons. Police said the alleged shooter took seven minutes to travel to the second mosque in the suburb of Linwood, where seven people were killed.
Tarrant has been described as a suspected white supremacist, based on his social media activity.
[I came], frankly, to stand with those people who believe that we can not just any longer just talk about Islamophobia and hate. "She came here for the peace.now she is shocked", he said, adding his mother was too afraid to leave her house.
At first, Mr Taylor and his colleagues had no idea what was happening, initially believing the alarms, sirens and general panic sweeping through the New Zealand city were signs of another quake, similar to the 6.2-level seismic disaster that destroyed massive swathes of the city in 2011.
Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC) Colin Tukuitonga also showed his support for New Zealand and those who lost loved ones. She asserted that New Zealand "will not and can not be shaken" by this attack. She called the shootings a terrorist attack, one that appeared to have been well planned. A police auto rammed into his white SUV after it sped away from Linwood, pushing the vehicle up and onto the curb, which allowed officers to drag him onto the pavement at gunpoint.
When asked what he thought of the prime minister suggesting there should be a change in New Zealand's gun laws, the police commissioner said he was "happy to hear" that. He assured all New Zealanders, and in particular the Muslim community, of his "heartfelt solidarity".
Tarrant wrote of Muslims as "invaders", and defined the goal of his attack as "to show the invaders that our land will never be their land", and that "our homeland" will remain as long as white people survive.
Tarrant had worked as a personal trainer, according to the Australian Broadcasting Company.
He said he chose New Zealand because of its location, to show that even the most remote parts of the world were not free of "mass immigration". Assault rifles used in the massacre were daubed with the names of notorious killers of immigrants.
WORLD CONDEMNATION Leaders around the world expressed sorrow and disgust at the attacks, with some deploring the demonization of Muslims.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford strongly condemned the horrifying attack, tweeting, "I join people across Ontario and Canada and stand with all legislators at Queen's Park in condemning this hatred and violence against our Muslim brothers and sisters".
Speaking at the funeral of a former minister, Erdogan said the Islamophobia that motivated the attacks "has rapidly started to take over Western communities like a cancer".