Demonstrators march after the mosque attacks in New Zealand, during a protest in Istanbul, Friday, March 15, 2019. (Lefteris Pitarakis/Associated Press)BRUSSELS — 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, U.S. President Donald Trump sent “warmest sympathy and best wishes” to the people of New Zealand. Indonesian Muslim leaders expressed anger at the shooting rampage while urging Muslims to show restraint. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said bigotry in Western countries contributed to the attacks on Muslims in New Zealand.
Source: Washington Post March 15, 2019 07:28 UTC