SWEDISH YouTube star PewDiePie has been involved in a string of public controversies in recent years. But now Felix Kjellberg has been linked with the New Zealand mosque shootings. Here's why. Who is PewDiePie? He has over 89 million fans making him the number one subscribed person on the channel for his Let's Play commentaries. He also has over 17 million Twitter followers and 16 million Instagram followers. PewDiePie's channel has received over 13 billion video views and he was named one of "The World’s 100 Most Influential People" by Time magazine. Felix was born in 1989 in Gothenburg, Sweden, and graduated from university with a degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management, but in 2013, he had the most subscribed YouTube channel. He currently lives in Brighton with his Italian fashion and beauty vlogger girlfriend Marzia Bisognin with their two pugs, Maya and Edgar. The couple, who have been together since 2011, were introduced over the internet and have been … [Read more...] about Who is YouTube star PewDiePie and was his name mentioned by the New Zealand mosque shooter?
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WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Forty people were killed and more than 20 seriously wounded in shootings at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday, in what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said was a terrorist attack.The massacre by at least one gunman during Friday prayers in the city of Christchurch is the country's worst ever mass shooting and was condemned throughout Asia."We believe that 40 people have lost their lives in this act of extreme violence," Ardern said."It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack."The death toll was later revised to 49 as AP reported a man had been charged with murder.Ardern said New Zealand had been placed on its highest security threat level. She said four people in police custody held extremist views, but had not been on any police watchlists.Video footage widely circulated on social media, apparently taken by a gunman and posted online live as the attack unfolded, showed him driving to one mosque, entering it and shooting randomly at … [Read more...] about 40 dead, 20 seriously wounded in New Zealand mosque shootings
At least 49 people have been killed and 20 seriously injured after gunmen opened fire in two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch Friday, a coordinated and unprecedented attack that has shocked the usually peaceful nation. New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the incident a terrorist attack in a Friday press conference, saying the suspects held "extremist views" that have no place in New Zealand or the world. Forty-one people were killed when gunmen stormed the al Noor mosque on Deans Avenue, New Zealand's Police Commissioner Mike Bush said Friday evening local time. Seven people died at the Linwood mosque on Linwood Avenue, and one person died from their injuries in hospital. Both mosques are in Christchurch's city center and police have placed the two locations on lockdown. A total of 48 patients, including young children with gunshot wounds, have been admitted to Christchurch hospital for treatment. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said four people … [Read more...] about 49 killed as gunmen open fire in two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch
Police in Christchurch, New Zealand confirmed on Friday afternoon local time 40 people died during an attack on a pair of mosques in New Zealand's third-largest city. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the shootings at two mosques in New Zealand appear to have been a well-planned "terrorist attack." So far, police have arrested four people in connection with the attack on two Christchurch mosques -- three men and one woman. "I want to assure everyone we have deployed every police resource in the Canterbury region," New Zealand Police spokesperson Mike Bush said. The police also asked mosques in New Zealand to close their doors until further notice. One of the incidents occurred at the Masjid Al Noor mosque. Another incident reportedly happened at the Linwood mosque. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addressed the nation shortly after Friday's attack. "I can say it is clear that this is one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” Ardern said. “This is an … [Read more...] about New Zealand terror attack: 40 people killed in mosque shootings, three men and one woman in custody
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Multiple fatalities were inflicted at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday when at least one gunman opened fire on worshippers, police said.Witnesses told media that a man dressed in a military-style, camouflage outfit, and carrying an automatic rifle had started randomly shooting people in the Al Noor mosque.The Bangladesh cricket team was arriving for prayers at the mosque when the shooting occurred but all members were safe, a team coach told Reuters.Police said they had one person in custody but they were not sure if others were involved.Police advised people to stay away from mosques."As far as we know," the fatalities occurred at two mosques, New Zealand's Police Commissioner Mike Bush said. 8 PHOTOS New Zealand mosque shootings See Gallery New Zealand mosque shootings Sensitive Content Warning Ambulance staff take a man from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. A witness … [Read more...] about ‘Multiple fatalities’ in New Zealand mosque shootings: police