By Lauren Fruen For Dailymail.com
Published: 13:45 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 20:14 GMT, 15 March 2019
Barack Obama has sent his condolences to the victims of the multiple Christchurch mosque massacres after at least 49 people were killed when a Trump-supporting white supremacist opened fire.
The former president tweeted: 'Michelle and I send our condolences to the people of New Zealand. We grieve with you and the Muslim community. All of us must stand against hatred in all its forms.'
The gunman, who identified himself on Twitter as Brenton Tarrant from Grafton, New South Wales, Australia, live-streamed the mass shooting inside the Al Noor Mosque.
Tarrant posted a 74-page manifesto explaining the reasons behind the shooting, which is New Zealand's worst ever terrorist attack, leaving 49 dead and 48 injured.
In the document, Tarrant said that he supported President Donald Trump as a 'symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose' but not as a 'policy maker'.
Barack Obama has sent his condolences to the victims of the Christchurch mosque massacres
The former president tweeted: 'Michelle and I send our condolences to the people of New Zealand . We grieve with you and the Muslim community. People wait outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday, right
Grieving members of the public sit on a curb following a shooting resulting in multiple fatalies and injuries at the Masjid Al Noor on Deans Avenue in Christchurch, New Zealand
The 28-year-old terrorist claimed he chose to use a gun over other weapons because it would spark a debate around the