Mosque shooter a white nationalist seeking revenge

Angelo Anderson
March 15, 2019

In Europe, German Chancellor Merkel mourned "with the New Zealanders for their fellow citizens who were attacked and murdered out of racist hatred while peacefully praying in their mosques".

He also, quite clearly, wanted attention.

Swedish YouTuber Felix Kjellberg, AKA PewDiePie, has said he is "absolutely sickened" to have been mentioned by the suspect in the New Zealand mosque shootings during a livestream of the attacks.

The attack during Friday prayers left 49 people dead and dozens of others wounded. Seven were killed at the Linwood mosque nearby, and one victim passed away at the hospital.

Bush said he was aware of reports that the shooter had live-streamed an attack online.

"But once I arrived in France, I found the stories not only be true, but profoundly understated". Police have asked social media users to stop sharing the footage but copies were still being shared on Twitter, Youtube and Facebook hours after the shootings.

"We've been encouraging anyone who has contacted us to up their security and be vigilant and also pray for the victims in New Zealand because from this distance that's all we can do", Siddiqui said.

Sobia Siddiqui, communications director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations' Houston chapter, said her organization has already received a flurry of calls from mosques and community members expressing safety concerns and fears of a copycat attack on USA soil.

He said he grew up in a working-class Australian family, had a typical childhood and was a poor student. I couldn't believe how much hate there was for these people going to Friday prayer. He had in the past described himself as a "regular white man, from a regular family". He has contempt for the wealthiest 1 per cent. "The person who has perpetuated this violence against us is not".

Dana Loesch, a right-wing commentator and a spokesperson for the NRA, said the attack was "pure evil".

He wrote that the episode that pushed him toward violence took place in 2017 while he was touring through Western Europe.

He said he helped about five people recover in his home.

A video that was apparently livestreamed by the shooter, identified by sources to CBS News as Australian national Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, shows the attack in horrifying detail.

He added that Islamophobic terrorist attacks are not new and in the United Kingdom, in the last two months alone, two mosques in Newcastle and Manchester have been attacked by vandals who spray-painted Nazi swastika symbol.

The gunman had a long wish list for what he hoped the attack would achieve. He hoped to drive a wedge between North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the Turkish people.

"The floor. There's lots of blood on the floor, you can see when you go in". "Everyone should have the right to worship without fear, and an attack on a place of worship is terrorism perpetrated against all of us". He also used the symbol of the Schwarze Sonne, or black sun, which "has become synonymous with myriad far-right groups who traffic in neo-Nazi", according to the centre. It called them a reminder that "hatred can appear any place and at any time". He predicted he would feel no remorse for their deaths.

As Brenton Tarrant started his auto yesterday he muttered to himself: "Let's get this party started" as he broadcast his journey live on Facebook. The video then cuts out.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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