Palestinians perform funeral prayer in absentia for those who lost their lives during twin terror attacks in New Zealand mosq

Palestinians perform funeral prayer in absentia for those who lost their lives during twin terror attacks in New Zealand mosques after performing Friday prayer at Masjid al-Aqsa in Jerusalem on March 15, 2019.

A terror attack in New Zealand on Friday left 49 people dead and dozens more injured after a gunman opened fire on worshippers at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.

The gunman livestreamed the attack on Facebook and posted a manifesto that was filled with anti-immigrant, white supremacist and Islamophobic rhetoric

One man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the attack, while three other suspects are in police custody as authorities try to determine their involvement. 

The attack was especially jarring because it targeted Muslims attending weekly Friday prayer, also known as Jummah. Shots were fired at the first site, the Al Noor Mosque, just after 1:30 p.m. Friday, right when worshippers would be gathered for afternoon service. As news of the hateful attack spread across the world, worshippers and supporters alike gathered to pray for the victims and pay their respects, as well as to urge action against terrorism.

See photos of the emotional scenes from across the globe below.

  • A police officer stands guard during Friday prayers at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, providing extra security after th
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    A police officer stands guard during Friday prayers at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, providing extra security after the Christchurch mosque attacks in New Zealand, in Dhaka, Bangladesh on March 15, 2019.

  • Local residents leave floral tributes at Deans Avenue near the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand.
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    Local residents leave floral tributes at Deans Avenue near the Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • Worshippers pray for victims and families of the Christchurch shootings during an evening vigil a the Lakemba Mosque in Wakem
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    Worshippers pray for victims and families of the Christchurch shootings during an evening vigil a the Lakemba Mosque in Wakemba, New South Wales, Australia.

  • Muslims attend a vigil at the East London Mosque for the victims of the New Zealand mosque attacks.
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    Muslims attend a vigil at the East London Mosque for the victims of the New Zealand mosque attacks.

  • People take part in a vigil at the New Zealand War Memorial on Hyde Park Corner in London. Other members of Britain’s r
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    People take part in a vigil at the New Zealand War Memorial on Hyde Park Corner in London. Other members of Britain’s royal family have followed Queen Elizabeth II in expressing their sadness over the shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. In a joint statement, Princes William and Harry, together with their spouses, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex, said that their hearts go out to those who lost their lives in the mosque shootings.

  • People write messages on a sheet of paper during a gathering at the New Zealander Embassy in Brussels to commemorate the vict
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    People write messages on a sheet of paper during a gathering at the New Zealander Embassy in Brussels to commemorate the victims of an attack on two mosques in New Zealand.

  • People perform funeral prayer in absentia for those who lost their lives during twin terror attacks in New Zealand mosques in
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    People perform funeral prayer in absentia for those who lost their lives during twin terror attacks in New Zealand mosques in Skopje, North Macedonia.

  • Women take part in a demonstration to protest against the Christchurch mosque attack in New Zealand, following Friday prayers
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    Women take part in a demonstration to protest against the Christchurch mosque attack in New Zealand, following Friday prayers in Istanbul, Turkey. The placard reads: “Say No to Global Terror!”

  • A man places a support message reading,
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    A man places a support message reading, “The hearts and prayers of Park Avenue Synagogue are with our Muslim brothers and sisters” in front of the Islamic Cultural Center in New York, New York.

  • A demonstrator hangs banners from multi-faith group Turn to Love during a vigil at New Zealand House in London.
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    A demonstrator hangs banners from multi-faith group Turn to Love during a vigil at New Zealand House in London.

  • Protesters demonstrate to denounce the New Zealand mosque attacks at the Fatih mosque in Istanbul, after a symbolic funeral p
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    Protesters demonstrate to denounce the New Zealand mosque attacks at the Fatih mosque in Istanbul, after a symbolic funeral prayer for the victims of the attacks.

  • Young demonstrators hold banners from the multi-faith group Turn to Love during a vigil at New Zealand House in London.
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    Young demonstrators hold banners from the multi-faith group Turn to Love during a vigil at New Zealand House in London.

  • A floral tribute with a card placed by Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is seen outside New Zealand Hou
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    A floral tribute with a card placed by Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is seen outside New Zealand House in London.

  • Bangladeshi Muslims protest in Dhaka.
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    Bangladeshi Muslims protest in Dhaka.

  • Flowers are placed on the front steps of the Wellington Masjid mosque in Kilbirnie in Wellington, New Zealand.
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    Flowers are placed on the front steps of the Wellington Masjid mosque in Kilbirnie in Wellington, New Zealand.

  • People attend a funeral ceremony in absentia in Duzce, Turkey, for the victims of the shootings.
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    People attend a funeral ceremony in absentia in Duzce, Turkey, for the victims of the shootings.