UPDATE 2 – US, UN condemn New Zealand mosque attacks

            ADDS GUTERRES STATEMENT, RECASTS HEAD, LEAD</p>  <p>By Umar Farooq</p>  <p>WASHINGTON (AA) - The United States and United Nations offered sympathy Friday to the people of New Zealand, condemning terrorist attacks at two mosques that left at least 49 people dead.</p>  <p> Gunmen opened fire on worshippers during Friday prayers at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, with one of the shooters livestreaming the incident on social media. The footage has since been removed from social media platforms.</p>  <p>Four suspects -- three men and one woman -- have been detained so far.</p>  <p>&quot;My warmest sympathy and best wishes go out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured. The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!&quot; President Donald Trump said on Twitter.</p>  <p>The White House issued a separate statement condemning the attack and calling it a &quot;vicious act of hate&quot;.</p>  <p>UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres &quot;is shocked and appalled at the terrorist attack,&quot; his spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement. </p>  <p>&quot;The Secretary General recalls the sanctity of mosques and all places of worship. He calls upon all people on this holy day for Muslims to show signs of solidarity with the bereaved Islamic community,&quot; Dujarric said. &quot;The Secretary-General reiterates the urgency of working better together globally to counter Islamophobia and eliminate intolerance and violent extremism in all its forms.&quot;</p>  <p>U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned the attack as well and said the American people's thoughts and prayers are with New Zealand.</p>  <p>&quot;We pledge our unwavering solidarity with the government and people of New Zealand in this hour of darkness,&quot; Pompeo said at a news briefing Friday.</p>  <p>National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Twitter the U.S.'s &quot;deepest condolences and prayers are with victims, family members and loved ones affected by the heinous act of terror against worshippers.&quot;</p>  <p>One of the suspects, Australian-born Brenton Tarrant, released a 74-page manifesto prior to the shooting, in which he said he was a supporter of Trump as &quot;a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose&quot;.</p>  <p>The person that Tarrant said had inspired him to commit the shooting was Candace Owens, a conservative political commentator and pro-Trump activist who is the founder of the Blexit movement, which calls on African Americans to stop supporting the Democratic Party.</p>  <p>In the manifesto, Tarrant objected to immigration and said something needed to be done to respond to what he referred to as &quot;white genocide&quot;.</p>  <p>*Michael Hernandez contributed to this report