The Latest: Senior Muslim cleric to pray for NZ dead

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The top cleric in the Muslim World League is traveling to New Zealand to pray for the victims of an attack on two mosques that killed 50 people.

The Saudi-based league said Monday that Secretary General Sheikh Mohammad Alissa will offer condolences to families of the victims, pray for the dead and visit the wounded.

An Australian white supremacist is charged with murder in the shootings.

After Friday’s attack in Christchurch, Alissa issued a statement saying the barbarity and hatred displayed in the shootings “parallel” the violent acts of al-Qaida and the Islamic State group.

He said governments and faith organizations need to work together to

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