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Bangladesh team leave a changed New Zealand after mosque shootings

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Bangladesh team leave a changed New Zealand after mosque shootings

 

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Members of the Bangladesh cricket team arrive to depart for Bangladesh from Christchurch International Airport in New Zealand March 16, 2019, in this still image from video obtained from social media. Bangladesh Cricket Board/via REUTERS

 

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Bangladesh's cricket team left New Zealand on Saturday, less than 24 hours after narrowly avoiding being involved in the worst mass shooting in the country, which now had to accept that sporting events were likely to have been changed for ever.

 

A lone gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two mosques in Christchurch in the country's worst mass shooting which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as "a terrorist attack".

 

The Bangladesh team were on a bus that was approaching the Al Noor mosque, where 41 people died, on the eve of the third test at nearby Hagley Oval when the shooting began.

 

The test match, which had been scheduled to start on Saturday, was cancelled after the shooting and Bangladesh's tour abandoned.

 

Violent crime is extremely rare in New Zealand and the Bangladesh Cricket Board said the attacks had now changed their perception about team security on tours.

 

"We'll demand proper security wherever our team goes in future," BCB President Nazmul Hassan told reporters in Dhaka on Friday. "If a country provides proper security as per our demand, then we will go otherwise not.

 

"I can say that everything will change after this incident."

 

Pakistan's Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari also suggested the world governing body, the International Cricket Council, should possibly take a harder line against hosting matches in New Zealand.

 

"ICC shd take note & perhaps suspend int cricket in NZ after this act of terrorism?" Mazari said on Twitter.

 

Pakistan has been unable to host matches at home since 2009, when gunmen attacked the bus carrying the Sri Lanka team to a match in Lahore. Six of the visiting team were wounded and eight locals killed.

 

New Zealand have not toured Pakistan since 2002 following a suicide bombing outside their hotel in Karachi and instead played their games in the United Arab Emirates.

 

They also abandoned a tour of Sri Lanka in 1987 following a bombing near their hotel in Colombo.

 

New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said the country would now also need to accept they were no longer immune from acts of extreme violence and that would need to be factored in when they hosted sports events and teams.

 

"This is shocking. This will change the entire fabric of international sports hosting. I think everything changes now," he said.

 

"We'll certainly be having to look at our security in depth. I think the idea of New Zealand being a safe haven is gone now.

 

"We now have to be very, very vigilant - all the authorities and sporting organisations, absolutely."

 

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-- © Copyright Reuters 2019-03-16

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New Zealand was changed, as was New York. Any place name or country starting with "New" should seriously consider a change !

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The words jerk and knee come to mind.

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So being on a bus traveling to a stadium on a route that takes them somewhere in the general vicinity of the building where the attack takes place is "narrowly avoiding" being involved? 

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3 hours ago, Krataiboy said:

The words jerk and knee come to mind.

No this is retaliation for the NZ team refusing to set foot in Pakistan after a suicide bomber blew him self up out side their hotel, difference here is NZ will bring in stricter gun controls and provide beefed up security if Pakistan tours NZ again.

 

Seeing as the gun man is an Aussie are they going to refuse to tour Australia too?

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23 minutes ago, usviphotography said:

So being on a bus traveling to a stadium on a route that takes them somewhere in the general vicinity of the building where the attack takes place is "narrowly avoiding" being involved? 

They were on their way their for Friday prayers, but good try. 

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10 hours ago, Destiny1990 said:

After hunderds of terror attacks from muslims fanatics in Europe there is now one terror attack on a mosque in new sealand.

All of sudden muslims expressing how cowardly this attack was however i never heard them express their disgust on attacks from muslims killing tausends of local christian Europeans.

Muslims leaders in their hundreds have condemned islamist terrorism, just not usually covered by MSM. e.g....

 

https://arts.unimelb.edu.au/national-centre-for-contemporary-islamic-studies/welcome/community-engagement/national-imams-consultative-forum/rulings-and-statements

 

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Islamabad-Declaration:-more-than-500-imams-against-terrorism-and-in-favour-of-Asia-Bibi-45905.html

 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/muslim-clerics-condemn-terrorism_us_566adfa1e4b009377b249dea

 

 

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3 minutes ago, simple1 said:

Sure true some muslim leaders did condemn it in some way,

but now its muslims citizens in Europe asking for additional security for mosques.. However all those muslims never mentioned additional security for churches airports trainstations where christians and jews were targeted repeatedly by muslims.

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21 minutes ago, Destiny1990 said:

Sure true some muslim leaders did condemn it in some way,

but now its muslims citizens in Europe asking for additional security for mosques.. However all those muslims never mentioned additional security for churches airports trainstations where christians and jews were targeted repeatedly by muslims.

Not only that, where are all the newspaper articles worrying that this might cause a backlash against whites and warning people that this guy's action's in no way shape or form represent the views of white people? Every time there is a Muslim Terror attack that is all we ever hear. Yet I haven't read one damn article of that nature with regards to this incident. That says everything you need to know about the media and what their true agenda is. 

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