World leaders and officials expressed their disgust at the deadly shooting at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday, with some citing rising “Islamophobia” as being responsible.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned of new attacks like the "New Zealand massacre" on Friday unless strong measures are taken by the world, particularly by Western nations.

Germany's Angela Merkel called the attack on the Muslims an attack on New Zealand's democracy and the open and tolerant society.

In an early morning tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump condemned the "horrible massacre" and offered his administration's support to New Zealand.


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