RELIGIOUS groups and ordinary people from across Glasgow have shared touching tributes with those in New Zealand after 49 people were killed in shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.

People from across the city have woken up to the stunning news this morning, with many in disbelief, taking to social media with messages of support and solidarity and prayers being offered by religious groups.

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As “New Zealand” trends on Twitter in Glasgow, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Susan Brown, shared a prayer on Facebook.

She wrote: “Why, Lord? Why attack people at worship? For the selfishness, Arrogance, Hatred that humanity is capable of… We are ashamed, And pray for the courage to live, Respecting, And loving.”

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Wellington Church in the West End wrote on Twitter: “Incredibly sad and shocking news from New Zealand. We keep everyone affected in our prayers and pray that some day people everywhere can worship and live their faith in safety and peace.”

Lanarkshire Mosque added: “From God we come and unto Him we return.

“Prayers and thoughts are with the dead, injured and the families of the victims of the terrorist attack carried out the Christchurch Mosque, New Zealand.

“These monsters attacked worshippers whilst they attended Friday prayers. Over 40 are dead and many injured.

“Terrorism has no religion or race. We stand united irrespective of our race, creed or religion against such evil. They may try to divide us but such barbaric acts only unite us all further.”

Nicola Sturgeon also shared a message alongside other people from across the city who have come together to condemn the attack and offer their love and support to all affected.

New Zealand’s police commissioner Mike Bush confirmed the total, while prime minister Jacinda Ardern earlier said at least 20 others had been seriously injured.

New Zealand Police have said that four people – three men and one woman – were in custody in relation to the attacks.

Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison said one of those arrested was an Australian citizen, and described the suspected attacker as an “extremist right-wing violent terrorist”.

A number of improvised explosive devices found on vehicles after the shootings were defused by police.

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All our love to New Zealand. Glaswegians living in Aberdeen We stand with our Scottish muslims in condemning all terror attacks!

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