Jakarta — Political and religious leaders around the world have expressed disgust and sorrow at the deadly shooting at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday, with some blaming politicians and the media for having stoked hatred of Muslims that led to the attack. As governments in Asia and the Middle East scramble to find out how many of their citizens had been caught up in the Christchurch bloodshed, there is anger that the attackers targeted worshippers at Friday prayers. “I blame these increasing terror attacks on the current Islamophobia post-9/11 [when] 1.3-billion Muslims have collectively been blamed for any act of terror,” Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan posted on social media. Turkish foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said the attack was a result of the demonising of Muslims. “Not only the perpetrators, but also politicians and media that fuel the already escalated Islamophobia and hate in the West are equally responsible for this heinous attack,” he wrote on Twitter. Bang...

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