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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 15, 2019

Statement by Attorney General William P. Barr on Mosque Shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand

Attorney General William P. Barr issued the following statement:

"Violence on the basis of religion is evil. Today's attack in New Zealand is a sobering reminder that the threat of political and religious violence is real and that we must remain vigilant against it. The Justice Department joins in mourning with the people of New Zealand.”

Topic(s): 
Hate Crimes
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
19-229
Updated March 15, 2019