Trump tweets condolence but without using the word ‘Muslim’

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US President Donald J Trump condoled the death of more than 40 Muslims in the Christchurch attack on Friday but did not include the word ‘Muslim’ in his tweet.

Other world leader such as Prime Minister Imran Khan, President Erdogan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condoled with Muslims in New Zealand in particular and around the world in general after the deadly attack in Christchurch.

However, American President Donald Trump expressed his ‘warmest sympathy and best wishes’ for the people of New Zealand’ but said nothing about the Muslim community.

“My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured. The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!,” he tweeted.

The quiet New Zealand city of Christchurch was struck by two deadly attacks on Friday, with 49 people killed and another 20 seriously injured after gun assaults on mosques as Muslims worshipped.

During afternoon prayers on Friday, a gunman opened fire inside the Masjid al Noor mosque in central Christchurch, killing forty-one.

Another seven were slain at a second mosque five kilometres away in suburban Linwood, three of them outside the building. It is unclear where the remaining victim died.

Witnesses said some victims were shot at close range, with a Palestinian man at one of the mosques saying he saw someone shot in the head.

Four people have been taken into custody after the attack, including a woman. A man has been identified as the prime suspect of the shooting but police are unsure about the involvement of the other three suspects.