In one of her first interviews since the attack, Ardern rejected any argument that her country's policy of welcoming refugees and immigrants was to blame for the violence.
Third, and perhaps most significantly of all, is the terror perpetrated by various Western governments - notably the U.S. - and their client puppet states, which continue to kill millions of people globally and throughout history.
And with mosques targeted, Canadian police increased the presence of officers at places of worship following the attack.
Ms. Ardern acknowledged however, that she doesn't know how many such weapons are in circulation among New Zealanders.
"We are supposed to be a safe place to go about your business and regardless of what your faith is no one should've had to go through what we went through on Friday", city resident Russell Falcome-Price said.
Social media companies have long argued that they are not responsible for what is put on their platforms but Ardern has countered that they can not simply be "all profit, no responsibility". "Many of those affected are members of our migrant communities - New Zealand is their home - they are us". "If we want to make sure globally that we are a safe and tolerant and inclusive world we can not think about this in terms of boundaries", Ardern said.More news: MWC 2019: Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 & Mi 9 Launched at Competitive Prices
Hamza's high school principal described the student as compassionate and hard-working, and said he was an excellent horse rider who aspired to be a veterinarian. I "met" him upon visiting his aunt's house and learnt much more about this ambitious 33-year-old whose life was cut so short. Carrying a nation through tragedy comes down to instinct and resolve. Wearing a hijab as a sign of respect may seem a simple gesture, but it has resonated with the relatives and friends still lost in grief. Yet in July 2016, a single terrorist attack killed close to 400 people, mostly Muslims, in Baghdad's Karrada district.
Asked if she would like the trial to occur behind closed doors, Ardern demurred, saying that was not her decision to make.
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Janna Ezat, whose son Hussein Al-Umari, 35, was reportedly killed confronting the attacker in the Al Noor mosque, was overcome as she visited flowers laid at the botanical gardens.
An army of carpenters, glaziers, gardeners and carpet layers could be seen entering the Al Noor grounds Thursday and the police spokesman said they were trying to return the mosque to its original state.
However, some families expressed frustration with the delayed process.