Some of the survivors of the attacks on mosques in Christchurch, in which 49 people died, spoke of their agony on Saturday. (March 16)
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – When the armed man approached the mosque and killed the people on his way, Abdul Aziz did not hide. Instead, he picked up the first thing he could find, a credit card machine, and ran outside. He shouted, "Come here!"
Aziz, 48, is praised as a hero for preventing further deaths during Friday prayers at the Linwood Mosque in Christchurch after leading the shooter in a cat-and-mouse chase before making him kill him drive away in his car.
But Aziz, whose four sons and dozens of others stayed in the mosque, said he believes it's what everyone would have done.
The gunman killed 49 people after attacking two mosques in the deadliest mass shooting in modern New Zealand history.
The gunman reportedly killed 41 people in the Al Noor mosque Traveled around the city for about 3 miles and attacked the Linwood Mosque, killing seven more people. One person later died in a hospital.
The floral tributes grow near the Al Noor Mosque on Deans Road on March 16, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. At least 49 people have been pronounced dead, more than 40 were injured in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday afternoon. 41 of the victims were killed in the Al Noor Mosque on Deans Avenue and seven died in the Linwood Mosque. Another victim later died in the Christchurch Hospital. Three people are being held for mass shootings. A man was charged with murder. (Photo: Fiona Goodall, Getty Images)
The white Supremacist, 28, was charged with assassination murder, and a judge said on Saturday it was reasonable to accept further charges
Latefalab Alabi, who Acting imam of the Linwood Mosque, said that the number of dead in the Linwood Mosque would have been much higher if Aziz had not been.
Alabi said he heard a vote outside the mosque at 1 am 55 clock and stopped the prayer he led, and cast a look out of the window. He saw a man in black military gear and a helmet with a big gun, assuming it was a policeman. Then he saw two corpses and heard the shooter screaming obscenities.
"I realized that this is different. This is a murderer, "he said.
He called the congregation of more than 80 to come down, they hesitated, a shot sounded, a window shattered and a corpse fell, and people realized it was real.
"Then this brother came over, he went after him, and he managed to overwhelm him, so we were saved," said Alabi, referring to Aziz. "Otherwise, we would all probably have disappeared if it was him managed to get into the mosque. "
Aziz He said the gunman had run to his car to get another gun, and Aziz hurled the credit card machine at him.
He said he could not help but distract the attacker He heard that his two youngest sons, 11 and 5 years old, urged him to come back in. 19659022] Autoplay
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