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NZ man admits abusing Muslims at Christchurch mosque

AFP  |  Christchurch 

A 33-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday to harassing Muslims outside one of the mosques where dozens were gunned down in a massacre last month, but said he can't remember anything about it.

was said to have been shocked and did not realise what he had done until police showed him a video in which he was yelling abusive comments including "all Muslims are terrorists".

When Tuapawa appeared in court charged with disorderly behaviour that was "likely to cause violence," his said his client was ashamed of his actions and could not explain how or why it happened, reported.

Tuapawa was wearing a shirt emblazoned with the name of US when he shouted abuse at Muslims outside the Al Noor on Wednesday. He was arrested on Thursday.

Tuapawa was remanded on bail to be sentenced on July 31.

Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a self-avowed white supremacist, has been charged with 50 counts of murder and 39 of attempted murder after opening fire at Al Noor and a second on March 15.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 07:45 IST